National Affairs: Red Mike v. Tony's Casino

Near the centre of Manhattan's Central Park has stood for nearly 60 years a sprawly rustic building known as the Casino. Last week the Casino appeared likely to become an issue in New York City politics—a class war issue between Democracy and Aristocracy. The Casino belongs to the city. It was built as an eating place to offset, in a measure, the litter caused by basket parties on the lawns. Recently the city leased the place to a $500,000 private corporation which undertook to make it a "place for the fashionable and fastidious." The...

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