The Windows Replacement Racket & Pete Savino

It was back in late 1978 when four of the five crime families of New York came together to embark on a lucrative racket that would make millions for the mob. The racket was to win contracts throughout New York City from the Housing Authority, to replace windows across the city. Each family designated a mobster or a couple of mobsters to control their respected interest in the scheme. The Lucchese Family were at the…

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The Ultimate Gangster Apparel: “Our Thing” Leather & Varsity Style Jackets

It’s not everyday something turns our head here, but when we came across this varsity jacket on Facebook we took a second, third, maybe even fourth look at it. This varsity jacket by our good friends over at “Our Thing” Apparel screams gangster, and the quality speaks for itself in the photo gallery below. Each jacket is custom made to order, with your city/state. The varsity jackets (which you can also have your name embroidered…


Le Madrine della Mafia Italiana (Part 3) – Erminia Giuliano

On Sunday 26 May 2002, in a scene not dissimilar to a Hollywood blockbuster, two cars, full of rival Mafia families, were speeding through the streets of Lauro, 20Kms east of Naples, locked in a bloody shoot-out. In one car the Cava family, in the other, and led by reputed boss Salvatore, the Graziano family. The shoot-out left two cars riddled with bullets, five injured and three dead. Of the three, two were grandparents with…


90th Anniversary of the St Valentine’s Day Massacre

Today marks the 90th year anniversary of The St Valentine’s Day Massacre, which saw the slayings of seven members and associates of Chicago’s North Side Gang led by Bugs Moran. The men were gathered at a Lincoln Park garage on the morning of Valentine’s Day 1929, where they were made to line up against a wall before being shot by four unknown assailants carrying Shoguns and Tommy Guns. It was a cold and chilly morning…