Joe E. Lewis (January 12, 1902 - 4 June 1971), (born Joseph Klewan), was an American comedian and singer.
In 1927, Lewis refused the request of Jack "Machine Gun" McGurn (an Al Capone lieutenant) to renew a contract that would have bound him to sing and perform at the "Green Mill Cocktail Lounge", which was partly owned by Capone. After refusing, because he had been offered more money by a rival gang to appear at their own club - "The Rendezvous", he was later assaulted in his hotel room, mutilated and left for dead. It took him a few years to learn to speak again.
How safe is New York City? Contrary to popular belief, the City consistantly ranks in the top ten safest large cities in the United States. The NYPD is the largest municipal police force in the world and has it's own Movie/TV Unit.
New York Climate
New York has a humid continental climate resulting from prevailing wind patterns that bring cool air from the interior of the North American continent. New York winters are typically cold with moderate snowfall. New York Weather Forecast
New York's two key demographic features are its density and diversity. The New York City metropolitan area is home to the largest Jewish community outside Israel. It is also home to nearly a quarter of the nation's South Asians, and the largest African American community of any city in the country. Ethnic composition