Frank Costello

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Buy This Old Mafia File, Found in a New York City Taxi, For $10,000

    P. 460: Carlo Gambino​An old Mafia file found in a black bag in the back of a New York City cab in the early '90s containing mug shots, criminal histories, lists of associates, kids' and wives' names, and the favorite hangouts of 843 Mafia members in the '50s and '60s -- a trove of fascinating ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2008

    A Bloody Good Excuse for a Drink

    Marketing gimmick of the day: Bars across the city were (supposedly) giving out free Bloody Marys today to commemorate the invention of the cocktail by (supposedly) a Frenchman named Fernand Petiot, 75 years ago today. In 1933, or so goes the story, Petiot was working as head bartender at the St. Re ... More >>

  • News

    June 17, 2008

    Mob Curse at a Midtown Hotel

    Everything goes wrong for the wiseguys at the Park Central. Well, almost everything.

  • NYC Life

    March 28, 2006

    Malice's Restaurant

    What Rao's and a gangster-run school bus drivers' union have in common

  • News

    February 1, 2000

    A Bookie's Wild Week

    Hanging Out With a Bookmaker on the Super Bowl, Betting's Biggest Event

  • News

    March 23, 1999