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The Gangster Alpo From Spanish Harlem

By Seth Ferranti

On the back of the bike with Alpo/doin’ a back down one-two-three/hopin’ to stay alive/favorite spot, Rooftop”- LL Cool J

Alberto “Alpo” Martinez (photo above) was from East Rivers projects in Spanish Harlem, better known as the Eastside. “Alpo’s building was on 105th and First Avenue,” the Spanish Harlem hustler…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 2, 2015 at 2:00am — No Comments

WTC contractor with Mafia ties busted for $1.5M fraud

By David Amoruso

Prosecutors charged alleged Bonanno crime family associate Vincent Vertuccio with conspiracy to defraud the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in connection with the One World Trade Center project located in lower Manhattan.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 15, 2015 at 2:00am — No Comments

Murder Inc.: Earning a Place in History

By Christian Cipollini

Throughout the chaos of well-known and publicized mob warfare, several gangsters were learning lessons, gaining their own reputations and cementing future positions in what was becoming a new crime empire. They were young, most in their early twenties, but already hardened criminals. Brooklyn’s toughest, most rebellious and motivated…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 2, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Very Bad Men: How Jewish racketeers beat the system

By Christian Cipollini

Just a month following the murder of “Boss of all Bosses” Salvatore Maranzano, another crucial moment in the evolution of the National Crime Syndicate took place. This, essentially, was an incident that not only officially inaugurated the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 20, 2014 at 3:00am — No Comments

Cops make the deadliest Mafia hit men

By David Amuroso

Cops and mobsters will never be the best of friends. But every wiseguy trusts that if he surrenders to the law he will not be murdered. Ironically, it’s that belief that got a bunch of gangsters killed. Not by the cops, but by their underworld rivals who abused the trust all members of society, including criminals, place in the badge and the uniform…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 29, 2014 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

The Humble Origins of Joe Masseria and Lucky Luciano

By Alex Hortis

This story is an excerpt from The Mob and the City: The Hidden History of How the Mafia Captured New York (Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 2014), available at Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, and other book…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 16, 2014 at 4:16am — 3 Comments

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…

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

Mafia Rebel “Crazy Joey” Gallo

By David Amoruso

Joey Gallo’s toughness was unequaled in a period filled with tough, stone killers. But Gallo thought of himself as more than a thug. He thought of himself as an artist, a poet. He thought of himself as the boss of a multi-ethnic mafia family that ruled New York. The rest of the underworld just thought he was crazy.

Joseph Gallo was what you call an…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 21, 2013 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

The Definitive History of the Genovese Family

The Genovese Crime Family is seen as the most secretive and successful mob group in New York and maybe even the country. Also known as The Westside, today the Genoveses are the largest crime family in the Big Apple and have managed to keep the number of turncoats to a minimum.

The family has a long and bloody history. A history that Puparo has decided to…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 27, 2012 at 4:30am — 2 Comments

Profile: Genovese crime family boss: Vincent "Chin" Gigante

By David Amoruso

Vincent “Chin” Gigante was one of the weirdest and oddest Mafia bosses in American history. Famous for wandering through the streets in his bathrobe, mumbling and talking to himself, for over 30 years, he even fooled medical professionals into thinking he had lost his mind. But on the streets, his friends and enemies knew the truth: That he was the most…

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

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