the shows were broader

Stocks reached record peaks, and Wall Street boomed a steady golden roar. The parties were bigger, the shows were broader, the buildings were higher, the morals were looser, and the ban on alcohol had backfired. Making the liquor cheaper. 

New York City. 

The twenties were good to everyone. They were the golden ages, the crazy days. The discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamen, Warner Bros. starting to bring sound and color to movies, women gaining the right to vote — it was all happening. Granted these great happenings didn’t completely erase the hardships that people faced, but it was almost a start to a better world.

October of 1929 ended these days.

With the largest financial crash of the century, the world couldn’t just recover from Black Tuesday. People were thrust into poverty and unemployment. Many resorted to crime to put food on the table, some joining the team of the bootleggers and mafia clans. Five families started to run New York City, causing chaos in more than one form. Racketeering, shootouts, political control — it was madness.

The Lombardi family has always been against the Greco family, ever since Niccolò Greco betrayed the Lombardi family in 1924 to start his own clan. They’ve been in constant battle, murdering each other to get a better handle on the rum running business. 

It was hard enough for the people to survive the Great Depression, but can the people of New York City handle the crime occurring right in their very neighborhood?