Day 482

Thomas Jefferson Club

April 25th, 2013

From the NY Times:

"The Thomas Jefferson Democratic Club once ruled southern Brooklyn as its fiefdom. The club’s boss, Meade Esposito, his teeth clenching a cigar, dined with mayors in Canarsie basements and at Gravesend diners, and he cut deals that sealed elections and made and broke political careers. The club made judges, controlled school and community boards, and handed out thousands of jobs to loyal party soldiers."

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