East Harlem’s Joseph “Tough Joey” Rao

Joseph “Tough Joey” Rao (pronounced “Ray-oh”), also known as Joey Rao and Joseph Cangro March 12, 1901 – May 10, 1962 was a New York mobster who was both a rival and an associate of mobster Dutch Schultz. Continue Reading →

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

Giosue_GallucciGiosue 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 City affiliated with the Camorra. Continue Reading →

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