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The Emigration: The Mafia’s First Steps in The US

According to John Dickie: Between 1901 and 1913, some 1.1 million Sicilians emigrated – a little less than a quarter of the island’s entire population. Of those, roughly 800,000 made the United States their destination. Inevitably, some were men of honor, smart and ruthless criminals who sought to establish protection regimes and other criminal activities among their fellow migrants and along the trade routes connecting the two shores of the Atlantic. However, Selwyn Raab points…


Top 5 Feared Mobsters: Halloween Special

All Hallows’ Eve is upon us once again, and to celebrate the yearly event we are bringing you our very own Halloween special. So before you go trick or treating around your local neighborhood, you may want to check out our 5 most feared mobsters.


Victoria Gotti Would Have Cut John Gotti’s Throat if he’d Talked Like Trump

Victoria DiGiorgio Gotti (not to be confused with her daughter of the same name), may have been the Wife of Gambino Crime Family mob boss, John Gotti. Who would have been celebrating his 76th birthday today, but she said even they didn’t talk about women the way Donald Trump has. “I was married to the #1 gangster and would have cut his throat if he ever said such a foul thing to me,” Gotti told a pen…


The Ultimate Mafia Glossary

Don’t know your Waste Management Business from your Shylock Business? Our ultimate Mafia glossary is an on-going project here at the NCS that we are going to add to overtime. Scrub up on your mob slang. Administration: the top-level “management” of an organized crime Family — the boss, underboss and consigliere. Associate: one who works with mobsters, but hasn’t been asked to take the vow of Omertà; an almost confirmed, or made guy. Connected Guy:…


Lead Editor Casey McBride Takes The NCS to The Mob Museum

Casey, who also owns and runs the Frank Costello dedicated page over at Uncle Frank’s Place recently got the chance that everyone would give their right arm for, and that was to head to the Mob Museum in Las Vegas. Being loyal to the NCS family Casey decided to don his NCS t-shirt for the visit of a lifetime, and actually got stopped by a few members of the Mob Museum staff. The first was…


Limited Edition Signed Print of The Kray Twins Personalised by Bert Rossi & COA

Down But Not Out Print Signed by Bert Rossi £499.99 GBP Whether you are looking for an investment, a collectible, or just simply want to treat a Kray fan to some gangland history, this is the perfect Christmas gift. We have 12 limited edition prints of “Down but Not Out” signed by Ronnie and Reggie Kray. The print is gloss laminated so not to damage the signatures, and these are original hand-written signatures by the Twins (not stickers)….


What is a Garrote Wire Used For?

You may have heard the term “he was killed with a garrote”, but probably have no idea what this is. Back in the early 20th century this weapon was a Mafia favorite, and the weapon was very easy to make. All you needed was a piano wire, fishing line or some other type of cord, then the hitman would strangle the victim. As the wire would usually be made from steel the weapon was effective…


The St. Valentines Day Massacre – Key Facts Infographic

It was a cold and chilly morning in Chicago, the time was 10:30 a.m.  and the date was February 14, 1929.  This day would mark the end of the North and South side battle for power,  which went on for years and saw over 200 mob killings including Dean O’Banion and Hymie Weiss. Read more about the St Valentines Day Massacre, and check out our St. Valentines Day Massacre Video. Download this infographic.Embed Our Infographic On…



Write For The NCS!

Want to join our team of writers at the NCS? All you need is a good knowledge on the mob and the time to post at least one article per month on the blog (any more is up to you). We are flexible with what you write about as long as it has some connection with the Mafia and hasnt been published elsewhere. In return you will get the reconginition of the post, an author…