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 the early 1900s. 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 →

How To Help Victims Of Italy’s Earthquake

earthquake in italy donateSince the turn of the 20th century Harlem has had a long history of Italians in Harlem, especially in “Little Italy” in East Harlem. So, we wanted to see how we could help victims of Italy’s earthquake that happened this past week. Continue Reading →

Punk Rocker, Actress, Wife And Harlemite, Wanda De Jesus

Wanda_De_Jesus1Wanda De Jesus, born August 26, 1958, is an actress, sister born and raised on “the concrete playgrounds of Manhattan,” in “Little Italy” East Harlem, NY. Continue Reading →


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