On This Day

Today Meyer Lansky Would Have Turned 117 Years Old

On this day in 1902 we saw the birth of Meyer Lansky who was born in Grodno in the Russian Empire (now western Belarus). Around the age of 9/10 Meyer and his family immigrated to the U.S. settling in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Meyer went on to grow the mobs gambling empire, and was the brain behind many of its decisions. He held considerable influence with the Italian Mafia despite being a member…

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A Few Days in New Orleans

May 5 1890 A group of men employed by Charles Matranga as stevedores are ambushed at the intersection of Esplanade and Claiborne Ave’s. The men are: Antonino Matranga, Frank and Tony LoCascio, Vincent Caruso, Rocco Geraci, Bastion Incardona and Salvatore Sunseri. Antonino Matranga is wounded so badly that he loses his right leg but they all survive. May 6 1890 The Matranga men that were ambushed name six men from the Provenzano faction as those…


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…


An Interview With Gangland Legends Christian Cipollini

I would like to welcome back, not only, an old friend of NCS, but, also a good friend of mine. Someone I admire and respect. It’s the award-winning author, journalist, researcher and Gangland Legend, Christian Cipollini. Christian, thank you for joining us today. David: Easy question to start. For me, it is such an honour to be interviewing you today. As you know, yourself, Alan Gunner Lindbloom and Seth Ferranti are the three writers I…