Speakeasies in New York during Prohibition

During Prohibition a new institute were created, the speakeasy.  They are said to be the most interesting thing that existed during Prohibition.  Speakeasies would sell liquor to a large demand of people for a discounted amount.  While speakeasies were easy to find and used by nearly everybody they were impossible to get into if you didn't know the codes, passwords or handshake.  Speakeasies become the center of the social life for people in the 1920s, even women came to them alone and would drink the guys and it was socially acceptable.   

Many speakeasies were very popular in New York during prohibition, the Cotton Club was one of the most popular during this time.  A lot of the wealthy upper class man and women went to the Cotton Club to have a few illegal drinks.   

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