East Harlem’s Ciro “The Artichoke King” Terranova, Morello Crime Family Underboss 1880 -1938

Ciro Terranova, July 20, 1888 − February 20, 1938, was an Italian-born in New York gangster and one time underboss of the Morello crime family. Become an Harlem World Insider Continue Reading →

Giuseppe “Joe The Boss” Masseria, Mafia Boss From East Harlem, NY 1886 – 1931

Giuseppe “Joe the Boss” Masseria, January 17, 1886 – April 15, 1931, was an early Italian-American Mafia boss in East Harlem, New York. Become an Harlem World Insider – Sign-Up Continue Reading →

Castellammarese War The Battle To Control The Italian-American Mafia From Harlem To Hollis

The Castellammarese War was a bloody power struggle for control of the Italian-American Mafia that took place from East Harlem to Hollis Queens, NY. Become an Harlem World Insider – Continue Reading →

East Harlem’s Tommy Lucchese Founding Member Of The Italian Mafia 1899 – 1967

Thomas Gaetano Lucchese, born Gaetano Lucchese; Italian; December 1, 1899 – July 13, 1967, was an Italian-American gangster in East Harlem, NY. Become an Harlem World Insider – Sign-Up For Continue Reading →

116th Street Crew In “Little Italy” Harlem NY, 1890s –

The 116th Street crew, also known as the Uptown crew, is a powerful crew within the Genovese crime family. In the early 1960s, Anthony Salerno became one of the most powerful capos Continue Reading →

East Harlem’s Giuseppe “the Clutch Hand” Morello, NY 1867 – 1930

Giuseppe “the Clutch Hand” Morello (May 2, 1867 – August 15, 1930), also known as “The Old Fox”, was the first boss of the Morello crime family and later top Continue Reading →