On This Day

On This Day in 1925 Anthony Gaggi was Born

On this day in 1925 the future capo of the Gambino Crime Family was born, Nino Gaggi made his fortune through loansharking operations as well as being a silent partner in many businesses in the New York area. In 1960 Gaggi made his bones in the mob when he served on a hit-team that was contracted to take out mobster Vincent Squillante (who was allegedly the mobster who killed Frank Scalise in 1957). According to Dominick…


On This Day in 1901 Dutch Schultz was Born

On this day in 1901 a German Jewish-American mobster by the name of Arthur Simon Flegenheimer was born in New York City. Know to many as Dutch Schultz, he operated throughout the Prohibtion era making his money from bootlegging and the numbers racket. Dutch had a violent temper and in one particular incident in a restuarant, he pulled a gun from his vest and stuck it into the mouth of another gangster before blowing him away….


The Death of Umberto Valenti by the Hands of Lucky Luciano.

The first episode of AMC’s ”The Making of The Mob: New York” has aired. With really arguable accuracy, it also showed how Lucky Luciano killed Umberto Valenti. So here’s how and why it went down from few other sources including Tim Newark’s great book ”Boardwalk Gangster – The Real Lucky Luciano”. First, who was Umberto Valenti? He was Sicilian-born New York City gangster and prominent member of the D’Aquila crime family. On August 8, 1922, Masseria was…




On This Day in 2015 Tony Zerilli Died, Aged 87

On this day in 2015 the reputed underboss of the Detroit Partnership and the son of former mob boss Joe Zerilli passed away at the age of 87. Anthony Joseph Zerilli stated that Jimmy Hoffa was buried in a shallow grave in a field in Oakland County, 20 miles north of the now-closed Bloomfield Township restaurant Machus Red Fox, believed to be Hoffa’s last known whereabouts.


Alcatraz Prison: Where The World’s Most Notorious Criminals Call Home

Built into a mountainside in Florence, Colorado, stands what may well be the country’s toughest prison. Aptly nicknamed the Alcatraz of the Rockies this prison is home to some of the world’s most notorious criminals. Terrorists, mafia members, murderers, and drug dealers call this prison home, including Zacarias Moussaoui, who was sentenced to time here for his role in the terrorist attacks of September 11. What’s life like at the toughest prison in the U.S?…


Food to Die For: Eat Like a King of Crime in New York City

Who remembers the ending scene of television’s hit, “The Sopranos?” As the family sits peacefully at table, menacing characters move in and the scene goes black. Was it curtains for Tony and Familia? Perhaps, but that’s just the way he would have wanted it to end. It is said that truckers know the best restaurants, but to locate a meal to die for, you must consult the mob.