Here's some free advice: if you need some quick cash, a loan from a Gambino crime family associate is one of the worst ways to go about getting it. And if being indebted to the mafia isn't enough to scare you off, this might: in at least two cases, a Gambino gangster has teamed up with a Hells Angel ... More >>
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August 31, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 35
Littlejohn & the mob: Saga of a heist
By Arthur Bell
Tuesday, August 22. Home about 10 p.m. A message from a friend on my cassette phone unit. "Just heard a couple of homosexuals are holding up a bank ... More >>
"Big Pussy" Vincent Pastore (right) and little pussy Tony Darrow (left). Photo by Rob Rich.Who would have guessed that "Larry Boy Barese," one of the minor hoods on The Sopranos, would turn out to be a real-life hood? Actually, he turned out to be a little chickenshit who plotted with hoods to b ... More >>
Between the alert Vietnam vet T-shirt vendor, the big good-looking cop on horseback, the detective who squeezed underneath the Nissan Pathfinder to read the VIN number that klutzy car-bomber Faisal Shahzad forgot about, the FBI agents who lost his trail, and the mayor who decided he'd deal wi ... More >>
Here's the payback for pestering your demolition coworkers and bosses about illegal smoking and swigging from a bottle of Johnny Walker while on the job:
"They called him a rat and a 'fat Jew' in graffiti scrawled across the port-a-pottys...urinated in his hard hat and sealed him inside a closet wit ... More >>
The Staten Island Republican primary to choose a candidate to compete for Vito Fossella's former seat, currently held by Democrat Michael McMahon, may take place between Michael Allegretti, the 31-year-old scion of a Bay Ridge family whose family business was investigated for ties to the Gambino fam ... More >>
Say what you will about him, John Gotti considered himself a bona fide red-white-and-blue patriot. Back in the day, the dearly departed Dapper Don mounted a 4th of July fireworks show for his Ozone Park nabe that was the biggest and best thing east of Macy's barges.
And maybe that was the inspiratio ... More >>
The Detectives' Endowment Association and a bevy of other local police unions backing ex-judge Leslie Crocker Snyder for Manhattan D.A. are throwing a $50-head fundraiser for her candidacy tomorrow night, and they've picked a place well-known for all the wrong reasons to cops and police brass: Chels ... More >>
Cyrus Vance Jr.'s campaign to succeed Robert Morgenthau as Manhattan District Attorney is holding its big kickoff fundraiser on March 31st. Tickets range from $50,000 (event chair level), to $500 (mere guest).
The event will be held at an interesting location for an aspiring crime-busting DA: Fr ... More >>