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. Continue Reading →

East Harlem’s Dominick “Quiet Dom” Cirillo, 1929 –

Dominick V. “Quiet Dom” Cirillo, born July 4, 1929 – present, East Harlem is a high-ranking member of the Genovese crime family, who briefly served as acting boss for the imprisoned Boss Vincent “Chin” Gigante. 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 in the family. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: ‘Nicky the Wig,’ ‘Tugboat,’ ‘Tony the Cripple’ And Dozens More Mobsters Arrested

art-mob17n-0116We know Harlem has a rich Italian Mafia history throughout East Harlem, but inside and outside of Harlem, the mob rule of omerta may be a thing of the past, but one tradition clearly remains from La Cosa Nostra — wiseguys love their nicknames. Continue Reading →


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