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 →

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 →

Nicholas “Nick” Morello East Harlem, NY 1890-1916

Nicolò Terranova, 1890 – September 7, 1916, also known as Nicholas “Nick” Morello, was one of the first Italian-American organized crime figures who were part of the 107th Street Mob 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 →

Vincenzo “The Tiger Of Harlem” Terranova East Harlem NY 1886 – 1922

Vincenzo “the Tiger of Harlem” Terranova, May 1886 – May 8, 1922, was a gangster and an early Italian-American organized crime figure in East Harlem, NY. Become an Harlem World Continue Reading →