Yes, the mafia's odd love of the garbage industry lives on. Yesterday three men pleaded guilty to various financial crimes linked to attempts to corner the waste-hauling business in Greater New York City and New Jersey.
The United States Attorney's Office announced this afternoon that several alleged members of the Genovese crime family have been indicted on multiple mobster-y crimes dating back to 2006.In all, 11 people were indicted, including alleged Genovese Captain Conrad Ianniello, and several Genovese "soldi ... More >>
A mob snitch who helped bring down several made members of New York's Bonnano crime family is still alive and well. In fact, he's currently living in Miami, where he just opened a new night club called the FDR Lounge.How do we know this (and how is this guy not buried under the Meadowlands right ... More >>
Rick Ross rumbles through Hammerstein Ballroom
Brooklyn gets its close-up in Goodfellas
Gettin’ down and dirty with Weegee
So many sandwiches, so little time. Plenty of people surmised the sandwich's Italian-American origins but, sadly, only one person can win "Where Am I Eating?" This week's entry is the famed Godfather sandwich from Graham Avenue Meats and Deli (445 Graham Ave, Williamsburg, Brooklyn). The san ... More >>
More from the murder trial of Vinny Gorgeous (a/k/a Vinny Basciano, a/k/a the Bonanno family crime boss): Giuseppe "Joey" Gambina testified that cheek-kissing was banned by Basciano after he became paranoid that the government was onto them and even taking pictures. Saddest words ever, via th ... More >>
The Mafia is out of commission. Rather, the Mafia Commission, the caucus of leaders of the five main crime families, apparently hasn't met in 25 years. Cue "disorganized crime" joke. [NYDN] A tornado warning has been issued for parts of Georgia as the death toll from recent twisters rises to 17. ... More >>
Gotti's boy: Lewis KasmanLewis Kasman, the "adopted son" of crime boss John Gotti who perjured himself while standing by Gotti but later squealed on the Gottis, is now suing his divorce attorney down in Florida. Kasman told Broward-Palm Beach New Times reporter Bob Norman, "The lawyers are the ... More >>
Each Thursday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power.< The Sharpshooter #3: Blood Bath Author: Bruno Rossi Date: 1973 Publisher: Leisure ... More >>
Good Looking Sal Vitale -- the mob informant whose back pages made the front page of the New York Times this morning -- just proved an old rule: When they have you dead to rights, it's always best to confess all. Vitale, 62, who copped to 11 separate murders committed in furtherance of his ga ... More >>
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Summer concert season means jamming to the familiar hiss of 'hippie crack'
Living gangster legend Sonny Franzese was wheeled out of federal court in Brooklyn earlier this afternoon, on his way to enjoy the Fourth of July weekend while still a free man. The 93-year-old mob veteran's continued freedom is thanks to the jury which finished its fourth day of deliberatin ... More >>
More than forty wiseguys who took an oath to take their Mafia secrets to the grave have later changed their minds and cut deals with the feds to tell all they knew. But while mob squealing was a growth industry in recent years, the elite Genovese family has managed to keep its members mostly ... More >>
A city Sanitation Department chief; his father-in-law, an alleged Gambino family soldier; the owner of the popular Staten Island supermarket chain, Top Tomato, long-suspected by locals of having mob ties; and a New York State Court Officer are among 22 people arrested today in an organized cr ... More >>
After less than a year, cracks are already appearing in the concrete pedestrian walkways in the $1.5 billion city-subsidized Yankee Stadium. The company that poured the concrete, Interstate Industrial Corporation, is currently starring in the trial of former Giuliani Police Commissioner Berni ... More >>
Calle Luna restaurant in Jersey City has not only been doing big business in pernil and pasteles (which Eating in Translation thought were particularly fine), but it's also allegedly been peddling cocaine, to the tune of $35,000 each week. An investigation of the drug ring operating out of the resta ... More >>
Here's a new money-making angle from the city's now- vanished building boom: The city's Department of Buildings somehow managed to hire a pair of alleged Mafia associates as building inspectors, who promptly began soliciting bribes from contractors all over town to ignore violations and s ... More >>
View Larger Map DATE:Thursday, July 2, 2009, 4:33 a.m. LOCATION: Corner of Arthur kill Rd & Ilyssa Way, Staten Island. The police say a man was shot to death at the above intersection last Thursday. He was reportedly waiting for the bus early in the morning. As of this writing, three days aft ... More >>
It may not feel like summer, but the season officially starts Sunday. There are a few harbingers: The cops have already made several fireworks arrests. On Staten Island on June 12, they stung Patrick McGraner of Atlantic Highlands, N.J. with an online ad. McGraner met his prospective buyer in a Ho ... 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 >>
Everything goes wrong for the wiseguys at the Park Central. Well, almost everything.
A witness for the prosecution of an ex-FBI agent once told a different story
How a mob-run S&M club put your tax dollars to work
Why does Walter Mack keep getting fired?
TV Gotti's alleged cult doc
How Tele-Savvy Wiseguys Bought a Midwest Phone Company
While Unions Are Scrutinized, MTA Bigs Get Free Ride
John Gotti's Ghost Haunts Staten Island Pols
Felons, Wiseguys & Usual Suspects Back a Bizarre Charity
Dr. Jekyll in Miami, Mr. Hyde in Manhattan
Clinton's New Clothes and...
The Self-Proclaimed 'Biggest Enemy of Indian Gambling' Has Suddenly Backed a Plan To Build Casinos on Seminole Land
NOW Has Put All Political Protests in Serious Danger
Wild Man Chris Paciello Has the Juice at Liquid