Murder Incorporated

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

The Half Moon Hotel

The Half Moon Hotel in Coney Island, New York was where Abe Reles, informant for the FBI who brought down numerous members of Murder, Inc. "fell" to his death on November 12, 1941 a few hours before he was scheduled to testify against Albert Anastasia

The name "Half Moon" refers to the name of explorer Henry Hudson's ship, which anchored off Gravesend Bay in Brooklyn (the location of Coney Island), on its way to finding a short cut to Asia.

In the late 1940's The Half Moon Hotel became a maternity hospital called Harbor Hospital. In the 1970's it became a senior citizen's home.

3 Comments:

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  • JHENNY F. GUELA

    -The lead of the news article is from the Half Moon Hotel in Coney Island,New York.
    -The denominant element of the lead article was the numerous members of Murder,Inc.
    *WH-questions*
    -What short cut did the Gravesend Bay find?
    -Where did the Gravesend Bay find a short cut to Asia?
    -Why do the Gravesend Bay need to find the shortcut to Asia?
    -When did the Gravesend Bay find the short cut to Asia?

    By Blogger jhenny guela, at 4:06 AM  

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