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 →

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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