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115,535.  A one square-mile section of New York City named the Five Points can be called the birthplace of the American gangster.  (Gangstas & New York)  In Search of History s2e17: The Five Points Gang, History 1997

 

115,536.  The 1840s: These tenements and slums were home to what became known as the Five Points Gang.  (Gangstas & New York)  ibid.

 

115,537.  ‘Ruins loom upon the eye.  Hideous tenements which take their name from robbery and murder.  All those is loathsome, droopy and decayed is here.’  (Gangstas & New York)  ibid.  Dickens

 

115,538.  The Plug-Uglies wore stovepipe plug hats … The Dead Rabbit gang rallied around a rabbit impaled on a stake.  (Gangstas & New York)  ibid.  

 

115,539.  What began as a gang brawl turned into a war … More than 100 people died.  (Gangstas & New York)  ibid.

 

115,540.  These social affairs were dubbed rackets by the gangs.  (Gangstas & New York)  ibid.

 

 

111,123.  Among the giants of organised crime in the 1930 Lepke Backalter quietly built a fortune on the backs of an army of workers, and created the marriage between corruption and labor unions in America.  Then the Mob double-crosssed him.  (Gangstas & Mafia & Murder & New York)  Mobsters s1e3: Louis Lepke, Bio 2007

 

111,124.  He stepped out of Sing Sing just as Americans were getting used to a new word in their vocabulary – Prohibition.  (Gangstas & Mafia & Murder & New York)  ibid.  

 

111,125.  The future was not breaking heads on the picket line but in dominating the unions themselves.  (Gangstas & Mafia & Murder & New York)  ibid.

 

111,126.  His men simply came into their union headquarters with guns drawn and opened fire.  When the shooting was over, a dozen were dead, and Lepke had another union under his belt.  (Gangstas & Mafia & Murder & New York)  ibid.

 

111,127.  He planed nothing less than a murder spree to kill every witness that might testify against him.  (Gangstas & Mafia & Murder & New York)  ibid.

 

111,128.  Lepke and his associates were found guilty of murder.  (Gangstas & Mafia & Murder & New York)  ibid.

 

 

111,129.  Sammy the Bull Gravano was the Mob’s perfect killer. No questions.  No mistakes.  No guilt.  He built a construction empire in New York City and became underboss to John Gotti, the infamous dapper don.  When the Feds closed in, Gravano made a decision that would put his boss behind bars for life and decimate New York’s most important crime family.  (Gangstas & Mafia & Murder & New York)  Mobsters 1e4: Sammy the Bull Gravano, Bio 2007

 

111,130.  Gravano was 25 when Shorty ordered him to kill another crew member.  (Gangstas & Mafia & Murder & New York)  ibid.

 

111,131.  Sammy was just making his mark in a racket … construction.  (Gangstas & Mafia & Murder & New York)  ibid.

 

111,132.  He helped arrange the murder of boss big Paul Castellano in December 1985.  (Gangstas & Mafia & Murder & New York)  ibid.

 

111,133.  ‘I began to cooperate with the government in 1991.’  (Gangstas & Mafia & Murder & New York)  ibid.  testifying 

 

 

111,148.  ‘Genovese was violent; he liked to have bodies in the street.’  (Murder & Mafia & Gangstas & New York)  Mobsters s1e7: Genovese: Portrait of a Crime Family, Bio 2007

 

111,149.  The Genovese family is down but not out.  It continues to make millions every year through rackets ranging from labor corruption to extortion to drug trafficking.  (Murder & Mafia & Gangstas & New York)  ibid.

 

111,151.  He had finally had enough of the Mob and stepped down as boss.  (Murder & Mafia & Gangstas & New York)  ibid.  

 

111,152.  It didn’t take long for the drug racket to get Vito into trouble. (Murder & Mafia & Gangstas & New York)  ibid.

 

111,153.  Vito Genovese died in prison of heart failure at the age of 72.  (Murder & Mafia & Gangstas & New York)  ibid.

 

 

111,154.  He would wander the streets for hours yearning to escape the family’s poverty.  (Murder & Mafia & Gangstas & New York)  Mobsters s1e8: Frank Costello, Bio 2007

 

111,155.  By the late 1920s bootlegging had made Frank Costello rich.  (Murder & Mafia & Gangstas & New York)  ibid.

 

111,156.  He made his debut as a Mafia diplomat at a major gathering of gangters in Atlantic City in 1929.  (Murder & Mafia & Gangstas & New York)  ibid. 

 

111,157.  His business deals becoming more and more legitimate.  (Murder & Mafia & Gangstas & New York)  ibid.

 

111,158.  ‘All I know I stole.’  (Murder & Mafia & Gangstas & New York)  ibid.  Costello

 

111,159.  He went to a psychiatrist.  (Murder & Mafia & Gangstas & New York)  ibid.  

 

 

111,172.  He worked for years as a foot soldier in the New York Mafia. Then he revealed its secrets to the nation.  (Murder & Mafia & Gangstas & New York)  Mobsters s1e9: Joseph the Rat Valachi

 

111,173.  His performance was mesmorising.  (Murder & Mafia & Gangstas & New York)  ibid.  

 

111,174.  ‘What do I get out of it?  Nothing but misery.’  (Murder & Mafia & Gangstas & New York)  ibid.  Valachi  

 

111,175.  Between 1919 and 1923 the gang burglarized hundreds of New York businesses.  (Murder & Mafia & Gangstas & New York)  ibid.   

 

 

111,183.  ‘He would walk the streets in a bath-robe; he would urinate in public.’  (Murder & Mafia & Gangstas & New York)  Mobsters s1e12: Vinnie the Chin Gigante

 

111,184.  Gigante might be very sane and very dangerous.  (Murder & Mafia & Gangstas & New York)  ibid.

 

111,185.  Vito Genovese took Vinnie under his wing.  (Murder & Mafia & Gangstas & New York)  ibid.  

 

111,186.  In 1959 prosecutors convicted the 30 year old Gigante and his mentor 62 year old Vito Genovese of heroin trafficking.  (Murder & Mafia & Gangstas & New York)  ibid.

 

 

111,191.  For 30 years Joe Bonanno’s authority in the underworld went unchallenged … He witnessed the rise and fall of the Mob and lived to tell the tale.  (Murder & Mafia & Gangstas & New York)  Mobsters s1e13: Joe Bonanno 

 

111,192.  Bonanno arrived in New York in 1924.  (Murder & Mafia & Gangstas & New York)  ibid.  

 

111,193.  By the time he was 25 years old Joe Bonanno was a successful bootlegger and a rising leader in the New York underworld. (Murder & Mafia & Gangstas & New York)  ibid.

 

111,194.  At the age of 26 is a Mafia boss.  (Murder & Mafia & Gangstas & New York)  ibid.

 

111,195.  The most respected man in the Mafia.  (Murder & Mafia & Gangstas & New York)  ibid.

 

111,196.  Joe agreed to be exiled from New York.  (Murder & Mafia & Gangstas & New York)  ibid.  

 

 

111,197.  ‘Carlo Gambino was running the largest, most extensive crime empire in the United States at the time.’  (Murder & Mafia & Gangstas & New York)  Mobsters s1e14: The Gambinos: First Family of Crime

 

111,198.  The Gambino crime family stood out: one of the five crime families created in New York in the 1930s.  (Murder & Mafia & Gangstas & New York)  ibid.

 

111,199.  Like Capone, John Gotti was a gangsta sent straight from central casting.  (Murder & Mafia & Gangstas & New York)  ibid.

 

111,200.  In a five year period he [Gotti] escaped justice three times.  (Murder & Mafia & Gangstas & New York)  ibid.

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