Is Gotti 2017 Going to Be a Hit?

John Gotti rises to the top of the New York underworld to become the boss of the Gambino crime family. His life takes a tumultuous turn as he faces tragedy, multiple trials and a prison sentence. We all know the story of John Gotti, right? What we want to know is if you think this film is going to be a hit. Will it be better than Armand Assante’s Gotti back in 1996? Will the…


Goodfellas Voted as Frank Vincent’s Best Film With 46% of The Vote

A few days ago to mark the passing of one of the most recognized mob actors, Frank Vincent, we decided to create a poll to see which film you thought was his best. Let’s face it, there have been a number of films that have shone through, so we had trouble reducing the list down to just 6. But we did, and up for vote were: Goodfellas Casino Gotti This Thing of Ours Raging Bull The…


Party Cocktails: How to Make a Mafia Martini

The Mafia Martini is made from golden rum, Chambord raspberry liqueur and apple juice, and served in a chilled cocktail glass. Sit down with your favorite Mafia book and take a sip of this… Ingredients 1 oz Golden Rum 1/4 oz Chambord Raspberry Liqueur 1/2 oz Apple Juice Lime to garnish What You Will Need Glass: Martini Glass Shaker: Quality Cocktail Shaker Set Directions 1. Shake all ingredients together with ice in a quality cocktail…


Which Was Your Favorite Frank Vincent Film?

Yesterday we dipped our fedoras, and said goodbye to one of the greatest and most popular on-screen mob actors of our generation, Frank Vincent, who died at the age of 78 due to complications from open heart surgery. Frank played prominent tough guy roles in several films directed by Martin Scorsese, one being that of Billy Batts in Goodfellas where his quote to Tommy DeVito would cement itself in history. Frank was also a musician, comedian, producer and…


The Murders of Stroncone, Masotto and Siracusa

On July 29 1942 at around 6:30 AM a woman’s body was discovered on the side of the road near Tucker’s Corner in upstate New York near Poughkeepsie. The body was that of Mrs. Yolanda Stroncone. She had been viciously stabbed 14 times with what was later determined to be a knife with a 5″ blade and an ice pick. Her car, money and a diamond ring was missing. Robbery was clearly a motive but…


Ron Previte Dead at 73: Mobster Turned Witness

If you have gone through YouTube watching back-to-back episodes of mob films and documentaries then you have probably heard the name ‘Ron Previte’. Just recently the 6 foot tall, 300 pound Previte even appeared on the first series of ‘The Mafia With Trevor McDonald’. What you will also know about Previte, is that he did a lot of things for money. Including the time he made a pact with the FBI to turn government witness….


Being Crowned: TV Show ‘The Mob King’ Premier Party

Attendance is by personal invitation only, but our friend Alan Lindbloom, author of the very successful ‘To Be a King‘ has made it onto the VIP guest list for this incredible star-studded event. Heck, Al even got authorization from his Parole officer to make the trip down from Detroit to Florida. A meeting of Kings… The event is set to take place in Boca Raton this Friday, and Ciro and the production team are on…


Donate to the NCS: Help Us Continue

Everyone that helps out with the NCS does so because of their love of preserving the history of the Mafia. We make very little from the site in terms of revenue. That is why we are hoping that you will support the work we do here in the US and across the waters, by donating a small amount that will go towards the costs of running the website, hosting it, the creation of videos (image…


Marcello Gumbo and a Big Easy Lagniappe

A mixture of New Orleans and Marcello stories, factoids, rumors and sayings. Everyone knows that Mosca’s Restaurant was Carlos’s favorite place to eat. It became Mosca’s in 1946 and is still in operation today. Prior to 1946 it was called Willswood Tavern. The story goes that Carlos liked the cooking of Provino Mosca so much that he gave the place to him and his wife and even built a small house for them to live…


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….