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…


Want to Star in a Movie with Al Pacino?

The Grant Wilfey Casting company are looking to get in some extras in the White Plains area, to portray college students in a new HBO film starring Al Pacino. At the moment the movie is untitled but Al Pacino plays former Penn State football coach who was dismissed from the school back in 2011 in connection with the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal. Anyone who is interested in being an extra needs to get in…


Giovanni Falcone Statue Beheaded: Signs Of Mafia Uprising

The anti-mafia prosecutor Giovanni Falcone was killed at the age of 53, in a car bomb just over 25 years ago in Palermo. The judge spent most of his life fighting the Italian Mafia alongside Paolo Borsellino who would go on to die just a few months later on 19th July 1992. Both fell victim to Mafia that year, both at the hands of Sicilian godfather Toto Riina. Riina wanted the assassination of Falcone to…


The Lindbloom Chronicles: The Knickerbocker Ave. Bambino Squeeze

Reading Time: Episode 11: The Knickerbocker Avenue Bambino Squeeze (WARNING: Graphic Images) So, it’s been a while since my last Chronicle. And there is a good reason for that. Simply put, I’ve been busy. Promoting my two novels and new clothing line, “Our Thing” Apparel, which just recently debuted in its first store. Needless to say, I’ve had my hands full the last few months. But I suppose I can’t complain. I mean, radio interviews…


10 Beautiful Broads Connected To The Mob

Virginia Hill Associated with: Bugsy Siegel and Joe Adonis She was sassy, she was smart, she was well dressed…and she was good looking. To start any mob molls article off without featuring Virginia Hill would be pointless. Most people around the world who aren’t even mob aficionados have heard the name, most notably because she was the glamorous girlfriend of hot-headed mobster Bugsy Siegel, and of course for the controversy surrounding his death in 1947….


The Godfather Cast Reunited for 45th Year Anniversary

Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duvall, Robert DeNiro and Talia Shire are reunited for the first time in this 45th Anniversary special, thanks to Robert DeNiro who brought the cast back together for the Tribeca Film Festival a few months ago. The Godfather was directed by a young and talented Francis Ford Coppola, and first appeared on screens back in 1972, soon becoming an Oscar-winning film. The cast share some behind-the-scenes stories and secrets with…


It’s Official: “Our Thing” is Now at Raising The Bar Detroit

Alan Lindbloom’s ‘Our Thing’ clothing line touched down in Detroit this weekend, as plans roll-out for the label to take on nationwide coverage. This weekend the former Detroit Partnership enforcer saw his clothing line appear at a grand opening in Detroit, at the Raising The Bar clothes store, in what can only be said as an incredible achievement since he came out of a 13-year prison sentence, one year ago. Click an Image Below to…


100 Year Old Sonny Franzese Released From Prison

Franzese spent 35 years of a 50-year sentence for bank robbery behind bars and at the grand age of 100 has finally been released from the Federal Medical Center in Devens, Massachusetts, in a wheelchair just before noon. He was picked up by two men in a white Land Rover. He was dressed in a gray sweatshirt and appeared noticeably thinner than in the past. He did his time, and is now facing life on the…


Win a Swag Bag Worth $150 with Our Thing Apparel

If you live in Detroit and hold a keen interest then you probably already know about Alan Lindbloom. Well, this weekend you have the chance to win a swag bag worth $150 thanks to Our Thing Apparel. What’s in the Swag Bag? The contest giveaway includes a limited edition Gangster Addiction hat and T-shirt, as well as an “Our Thing” hoodie, two T-shirts, and a signed copy of Alan Lindbloom’s novel, To Be A King….


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…