Where The Battle Occurred -- Just above, the Club Howdy in West Third Street, Greenwich Village, where police and bandits staged a gory fight today. Crowds stood about the entrance for hours after the battle was ended. At top, the patrolman shot down by one of the bandits as he was carried to an ambulance. April 12, 1937. (Photo by Anthony Calvacca/New York Post Archives / (c) NYP Holdings, Inc. via Getty Images)

Where The Battle Occurred -- Just above, the Club Howdy in West Third Street, Greenwich Village, where police and bandits staged a gory fight today. Crowds stood about the entrance for hours after the battle was ended. At top, the patrolman shot down by one of the bandits as he was carried to an ambulance. April 12, 1937. (Photo by Anthony Calvacca/New York Post Archives / (c) NYP Holdings, Inc. via Getty Images)

NYC clubs night clubs Howdy. April 14, 1938. (Photo by Anthony Calvacca/New York Post Archives / (c) NYP Holdings, Inc. via Getty Images)

NYC clubs night clubs Howdy. April 14, 1938. (Photo by Anthony Calvacca/New York Post Archives / (c) NYP Holdings, Inc. via Getty Images)

NYC clubs night clubs Howdy. April 14, 1938. (Photo by Anthony Calvacca/New York Post Archives / (c) NYP Holdings, Inc. via Getty Images)

NYC clubs night clubs Howdy. April 14, 1938. (Photo by Anthony Calvacca/New York Post Archives / (c) NYP Holdings, Inc. via Getty Images)

Night Club Show Girls -- These showgirls, shown leaving: the Club Howdy after police had finished their Inquiry, were among other women employees of the place who hid in the basement during the robbery and the gun fight April 12, 1938. (Photo by Anthony Calvacca/New York Post Archives / (c) NYP Holdings, Inc. via Getty Images)

Night Club Show Girls -- These showgirls, shown leaving: the Club Howdy after police had finished their Inquiry, were among other women employees of the place who hid in the basement during the robbery and the gun fight April 12, 1938. (Photo by Anthony Calvacca/New York Post Archives / (c) NYP Holdings, Inc. via Getty Images)