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CROOKED COPS

On February 3, 1971: New York Police Officer Frank Serpico was shot during a drug bust-gone-bad in Williamsburg. Serpico survived and went on to testify about corruption within the NYPD.

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A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME

On February 3, 1951: Tennessee Williams’ The Rose Tattoo premiered on Broadway. The play took home five Tony awards, including Best Play.

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BORN ON THIS DAY: ARTHUR KANE

On February 3, 1949: Arthur Kane, the badass bass guitarist for the New York Dolls, was born in the Bronx.

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