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New map shows mob social clubs in New York

By David Amoruso

Since its inception members of the American Mafia hung out at social clubs owned by friends or associates. Places with names like The Ravenite, The Triangle Social Club or The Gemini Lounge. Mob buff Charlie Yates has compiled an app and map listing almost every known mob social club in the New York area. “Modern technology can actually put you…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 29, 2015 at 7:00am — 6 Comments

The Genovese Crime Family - Overview

Estimate members: Between 200 and 225 (according to Jerry Capeci)

First Boss: Charles "Lucky" Luciano

Primary activities: The most powerful and wealthy crime Family in the New York area, and perhaps the entire country. The Genovese Family maintains major…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 11, 2015 at 6:05am — No Comments

Former Bonanno boss Massino’s HQ becomes bakery

By David Amoruso

The times they keep a-changin’. Over a decade ago, Casablanca restaurant in Maspeth, Queens, was the home base of Joseph Massino, boss of the Bonanno family, one of New York’s five Mafia families. At that time he wielded tremendous power as he was the only boss not behind…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 16, 2015 at 8:53am — No Comments

A Gangster Christmas: We got this!

By David Amoruso

‘Tis the season! Merry Christmas everyone! At Gangsters Inc. we don’t really do presents. But we do do gangster stories! Lots of ‘em! Especially for Christmas we’ve dug up three stories that show how gangsters spend their Christmas. Spoiler alert: Two end in murder.

“Carmine DiBiase went out on Christmas Day and got drunk. Very drunk.…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 18, 2014 at 7:25am — No Comments

Genovese crew charged with multi-million dollar scheme

By David Amoruso

Eleven members and associates of the Genovese crime family were charged with racketeering charges for allegedly reaping millions of dollars in criminal profits in New Jersey through loansharking, unlicensed check cashing, gambling and money laundering, including laundering of proceeds from narcotics trafficking. Using…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 22, 2014 at 2:09pm — No Comments

Genovese Mob Boss Fat Tony’s Crazy Christmas Card

By David Amoruso

Ah Christmas! ‘Tis the season to be jolly. Genovese mob boss “Fat Tony” Salerno knew that all too well and pulled off a Christmas prank both edgy and extremely funny.

As a leading member of the Genovese Crime Family Anthony Salerno…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 22, 2013 at 10:26am — 1 Comment

A Mean Street in Queens: To Kill a Cop

By Thom L. Jones

It’s a definite no-no. If you are part of the Mafia, you do not go after, and certainly do not kill, police officers. In America at least. In Sicily. That’s a different story altogether.

So how and why the events of the night of Tuesday, January 21st, 1987, unfolded on a street in the borough of Queens, New York is almost as big a mystery now…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 18, 2013 at 5:17am — No Comments

Crime Beat: The REAL Rick Ross, the NY Mob, and JFK

Crime Beat: Issues, Controversies and Personalities from the dark side on Artist First World Radio Network is pleased to announce its forthcoming schedule for October 18, 2012, through January 3, 2013. Topics covered include the John F. Kennedy Assassination, Marilyn Monroe, Vinnie The Chin Gigante, the New York mafia and more.

Here is the…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 5, 2012 at 4:43pm — No Comments

Genovese Capo Sentenced to 10 Years For Murder Conspiracy

By David Amoruso

“Anthony Palumbo’s decades long crime spree has finally come to an end. He is going to prison which is exactly where he belongs.” Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, could not have been any more clear and direct in his statement about Genovese mobster Palumbo (photo above).

Today, Anthony “Tony…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 5, 2011 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

Another Mob Social Club Bites The Dust

By David Amoruso

Based in Greenwich Village, the Triangle Social Club used to be the headquarters of the most powerful Mafia Family in the United States. But today, it has become the home of an organic, feel-good tea and spice store and…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 22, 2011 at 5:30am — No Comments

Genovese Soldier: George Barone

By David Amoruso

When George Barone died late last year, an adventurous life came to an end. He was a hero of the second world war. A founding member of the Jets street gang made famous in the musical West Side Story. And spent decades as a Genovese mobster who ruled the docks and was a favorite hitter for family boss Tony Salerno. To top it off, Barone became a… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 6, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Genovese Boss: Daniel Leo

By David Amoruso


Posted on January 12, 2008

Updated on August 22, 2008

The Genovese Crime Family is, and has been for decades, the most secretive and well-run Mafia family in New York. When the family's boss Vincent "Chin" Gigante (photo on the right) died in December of 2005 speculation began as to who would succeed him. Many names were thrown… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 21, 2010 at 2:11pm — 2 Comments

Genovese Boss: Vincent "Chin" Gigante

By David Amoruso

Updated on May 13, 2007

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Vincent 'Chin' Gigante was one of the weirdest and oddest gangsters out there, famous for wandering trough the streets in his bathrobe, mumbling and talking to himself for over 30 years. People said the ex boxer just took one punch to the head too many and was clearly losing his sanity. But like all acts this one… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 21, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Genovese Associate: Andrew Gigante


Andrew Gigante

By David Amoruso

Updated on June 16, 2008

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Andrew Gigante was born September 30, 1956 in New York. Andrew's father is Genovese boss Vincent "Chin" Gigante. When you go by testimony by Salvatore Gravano it seemed very unlikely that Andrew would follow in his father's footsteps and join the life. Gravano… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 21, 2010 at 1:49pm — No Comments

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