Cities of the Underworld

Season 2 Episode 9

New York: Secret Societies

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Mar 31, 2008 on The History Channel
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New York City is the biggest city in the country, but it's got some dark secrets. Founded by covert groups, overrun with gangs and mob bosses, and ruled by secret societies, this is the true foundation of the city that never sleeps.
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    • Don Wildman: New York, with 8.2 million people it's America's most populous city, known for its famous skyline but its towering landmarks only hide the dark world below. An underworld built by mobsters, bootleggers and secret societies. From a midtown speakeasy that defied the feds, fought the mob and served New York's most famous clientele to a massive labyrinth beneath the streets chiseled out by and elusive brotherhood, with one of the deadliest jobs on the planet to the oldest subway tunnel in the world, a tunnel hiding an assassin's diary and the secret world of the Freemasons. There's even a seedy underground of an ancient Chinese gang.

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