East Harlem’s Anthony Salerno Boss Of The Genovese Crime Family, 1911 – 1992

Anthony “Fat Tony” Salerno, August 15, 1911 – July 27, 1992, was an American mobster who served as underboss and front boss of the Genovese crime family in East Harlem, NY. Continue Reading →

From Rome With Love, Bettoja Hotels’ Chefs Share Their Favorite Easter Recipes With Harlem

Since we still cannot travel to Italy right now, the fabulous chefs of Rome’s hospitality group Bettoja Hotels are sharing some of their authentic dishes for a delightful and flavorful Easter menu for Harlemites and others. 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. 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.

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Pleasant Avenue Home Of Rao’s, The Purple Gang, The Giglio Society And More In The East Harlem 1879 –

Pleasant Avenue is a north-south street in the East Harlem neighborhood that begins at E. 114th Street and ends at E. 120th Street. Continue Reading →


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