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pseudolus · 2019-01-21 · Original thread
Mark Kurlansky (of Cod and Salt fame) wrote a book "The Big Oyster: History on the Half Shell" which detailed the history of oysters and NYC [0]. Apparently at one time more than 700 million oysters a year were being harvested.

[0] https://www.amazon.com/Big-Oyster-History-Half-Shell/dp/0345...

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