1880s Manhattan was a beery paradise, according to a teetotaling cartographer

https://www.citylab.com/work/2017/02/when-lager-reigned/517230/

“The utter dominance of booze slingers is on display in this 1883 map sketched by one Robert Graham and featured in the archives of the New York Public Library. A 32-block section of what’s now the Lower East Side was reportedly packed with 242 “lager-beer saloons” (marked with circles) and 61 “liquor saloons” (rectangles), enough to fatally poison a 300-pound souse doing a bar crawl in about two blocks.”

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