Scio Occultus Res
New York City
Teeming, crowded, corrupt, and torn by criminal gangs, New York is in many ways the city Boston is not. It is loud, active, brash, and crude, where the more energetic aspects of the American Dream come to the surface. The elite of New York are new money, with a wild taste in entertainment and from ethnically diverse backgrounds, not the Puritan-descended aristocracy of the Boston Brahmins.
Theatre, publishing, music, motion pictures – all are thriving in New York, replete with scandalous subject matter and risque themes. Wealthy young men and women routinely descend into the ghettos, visiting night clubs and dancing until dawn with men and women of different races. It is a hotbed of new ideas, both mundane and magical, and thus frowned upon by the Boston hierarchy.