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Published by Paragon House in New York .
Written in English



  • New York (N.Y.),
  • New York (State),
  • New York.


  • Gangs -- New York (State) -- New York.,
  • New York (N.Y.) -- Social conditions.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Herbert Asbury.
LC ClassificationsHV6439.U7 N4 1990
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 400 p., [8] p. of plates :
Number of Pages400
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2226792M
ISBN 101557783489
LC Control Number89072182

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