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Ida The Goose

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Ida the Goose was “a noted beauty of the underworld” and a prominent dance hall girl who enjoyed rolling with a tough crowd. Her real name was Ida Burger, and she spent most of her time with the Gopher gang, headquartered in Hell’s Kitchen. During her tenure with the gang, she had been found guilty of helping a prisoner named Alexander Devoe escape Sing Sing Prison after he was convicted of killing a police informant. However, Ida the Goose was released from prison after a short while. The Gophers were greatly endeared to her, and she was very popular in Hell’s Kitchen.



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