Ignazio “The Wolf” Lupo, Head Of The Black Hand Gang In East Harlem NY 1877 – 1947

Ignazio Lupo, March 19, 1877 – January 13, 1947, also known as Ignazio Saietta and Lupo the Wolf, was a Sicilian-American Black Hand leader in Italian Harlem, New York, during 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 →

Giosue “The King Of (Harlem’s) Little Italy” Gallucci, 1865 – 1915

Giosue Gallucci (December 10, 1865 in Naples – May 21, 1915 in New York City), also known as Luccariello,  was an old-style crime boss of Italian Harlem in New York Continue Reading →

Harlem Mobsters Kill Each Other Over Wife, NY 1931

Harlem has always had its share of gangdom, from Stephanie St. Clair aka Queenie or Madam Queen, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas, Giuseppe “the Clutch Hand” Morello, Giosue “The King Of (Harlem’s) Little Italy” Gallucci and Continue Reading →