Young man on the make in the Roaring Twenties

Discovery Notebook

Assessing the evidence for Walter Ruby as a boxing manager and/or bootlegger.
He cultivated an image as the witty, urbane man about town—the personification of his brand.
671 W. 162nd Street is the second building from the corner of Riverside Drive.

It has been some years since I originally reported on this blog that my grandfather Walter Ruby…

I keep meaning to spend time researching microfilm of New York newspapers from the 1920s for…