‘The old Metropole,’ brooded Mr. Wolfsheim gloomily. ‘Filled with faces dead and gone. Filled with friends gone now forever. I can’t forget so long as I live the night they shot Rosy Rosenthal there….they shot him three times in the belly and drove away..

F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby, Chapter 4. Racketeer and Gatsby’s friend Meyer Wolfshiem describes to Nick the memory the Metropole holds. He treasures that horrible memory because it was the last one he had of his dear friend, who was murdered there.