Joe Pesci Joins Robert De Niro in Martin Scorsese’s, The Irishman

It took an alleged 50 times of Martin Scorsese asking him, but the official news now is that he has finally convinced Joe Pesci to team up with Robert De Niro for his next film ‘The Irishman‘ completing the Goodfellas reunion everybody was wanting. The Irishman – also referred to as I Heard You Paint Houses (mob slang for contract killings) – is based on the book by Charles Brandt which follows the “biggest mob…

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10 Chilling Last Words Uttered by Mobsters

Frank Gusenberg Frank was one of the North-Side mobsters who was on the receiving end of a Tommy Gun in the famous St Valentines Day massacre. Gusenberg was an enforcer for Bugs Moran and he was barely alive when police turned up to see the aftermath of the shooting. When the police asked who had shot him, he stayed true to the code of silence and uttered the following words before passing away: “Nobody shot…


Eddie McGrath and the West Side Waterfront

Edward J. McGrath, or “The Big Guy”, as he was known around the docks, started out as a small-time bootlegger during Prohibition. Originally from the East Side of Manhattan, McGrath fell in with a group of West Side hijackers, including his future brother-in-law John “Cockeye” Dunn, while serving a five-year sentence in Sing Sing for burglary. Other key members of his gang would eventually include Andrew “Squint” Sheridan, the Bell brothers, George Daggett, Joe Butler,…


Fancy Being on TV? New York City Gets a Taste of Detroit

The weekend is soon upon us and Alan Lindbloom and his entourage (consisting of Maria Lindbloom, William Charles Usher, and Jimbo Frapp) have touched down in New York City for a busy weekend ahead.  So what does a successful author do as soon as they get into town? Take it easy? Kick-back with a beer and a cigar? Nah, not this guy, he decided to make an appearance on the Wiseguyz Radio Show of course! You can…


20 Mobsters With The Weirdest Mob Nicknames

Some mob nicknames sound powerful, intimidating and down right terrifying, we’re talking of names like The Lord High Executioner, The Grim Reaper, The Killer, The Ice Man, The Devil… you get the picture, we could go on. Then, well, there’s names that shall we say don’t really portray that same effect. Ducks, chickens, sausages, eggs, and other weird, strange and confusing nicknames all appear in our list. Joseph “Junior Lollipops” Carna Joseph Carna was a…


On This Day in 1955 Louis Campagna Died, Aged 54

Reading Time: Louis Campagna was born in Brooklyn in 1900, little is known about his early life however his first spot of criminal lifestyle was when he was just a teenager, when he joined the infamous New York Five Point’s Gang of Manhattan. Al Capone, who later brought Campagna to Chicago was also a one time member of the same gang. In 1919, New York mobster Al Capone had moved to Chicago to help out…