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 →

The Notorious East Harlem Purple Gang, In Little Italy, New York, 1970’s-1980’s

The East Harlem Purple Gang was a semi-independent gang of Italian American hit-men and heroin dealers who, according to federal prosecutors, dominated heroin distribution in East Harlem and the Bronx during the late 1970s and early 1980s in New York City. 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 →

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