Harlem drug lord Frank Lucas, born September 9, 1930, is a former heroin dealer and one of the leading drug lords of the 20th century, who operated in Harlem during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Continue Reading →
Frank “the Prime Minister” Costello, born Francesco Castiglia; January 26, 1891 – February 18, 1973, was an Italian-American Mafia gangster and crime boss. Continue Reading →
We posted a story last week regarding Daniel J. Wakin’s great book The Man With the Sawed-Off Leg and Other Tales of a New York City Block, where mentions kidnapper, mail extortioner, gangster Percy Geary, who used 334 Riverside Drive in West Harlem, NY as a hideout.
Bullets erupted outside a Harlem bodega early Friday, killing a reputed gang member and wounding a bystander coming home from work, cops said. Continue Reading →
Ghetto Brothers leader Benjamin “Yellow Benjy” Melendez, who famously brokered a gang truce between Bronx and Harlem in 1971, has passed away at the age of 65, according to his wife Wanda Melendez and author Amir Said. Continue Reading →
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