Sunday, September 14, 2008

Beer, but No Drinkers.

New York, 1895

New York's dry Sunday did not increase the usual crowd who seek pleasure and beer in Long Island Sunday resorts. The crowd was smaller Sunday than it has been for many Sundays. Few people went to Rockaway Beach, and there was a big falling off in the usual gathering at North Beach. Trains of empty cars were run on the Steinway electric hallway in Long Island City waiting for the rush of thirsty New Yorkers, who failed to appear. Every saloon in Long Island City was wide open.

—The Long Island Farmer, Jamaica, NY, July 5, 1895, p. 1.

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