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Saturday, January 4, 2014

Another Saturday night. What to do...

Were this a Saturday in the 1880's and you were in NYC and a friend invited you "to hunt the elephant"; it would not involve guns and safaris. Well safaris anyways. " Hunting the elephant" was slang for going to the "bad" parts of town, the lower eastside, the Bowery, Chinatown etc. to take part in the fun, sinful decadence that every other building seemed to offer. Drinking, gambling, carousing, can-can dances and all that other stuff we're not supposed to want to do.

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