On this day, February 24, 1963 Herbert Asbury died in New York City. Asbury was employed by a variety of NYC Newspapers, and is most significantly remembered for his book, The Gangs of New York, published in 1928. The book was adapted by Martin Scorsese for the 2002 historical film. The movie was nominated for "Best Original Screenplay" rather than as an adaptation of a previous work, because the movie deviated so significantly from the book.
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