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 →

The Legendary Giglio Society Of East Harlem New York City

Giglio Society of East Harlem is a non-profit Italian-American society located in East Harlem, New York, that sponsors an annual feast honoring their patron saint, Saint Anthony. Continue Reading →

East Harlem’s Char-Ko-Lette AKA Colonial Tea Room, 1940’s

There is a long tradition of Tea in Harlem as we discussed in this article A Short History Of Tea In Harlem from 2012. Another Tea Room to add to that list is the Char-Ko-Lette aka the Colonial Tea Room at 116th Street and Pleasant Avenue in East Harlem, NY, 1949. Continue Reading →

East Harlem’s Vito Anthony Marcantonio, Seven-Term U.S. Congressman (Video)

Vito Anthony Marcantonio, December 10, 1902 – August 9, 1954, was an Italian-American lawyer and communist politician. Continue Reading →