9. Astoria Colts Social Club

the former location of the Astoria Colts Social Club, one of NYC's little known mob hangouts

Probably the least known on this list, the Astoria Colts Social Club is more known for Vincent Papa. He was an associate of the Lucchese crime family that allegedly used the social club as a place to conduct illegal business. However, Papa became infamous for his role in the “French Connection robbery.” The drugs confiscated during that famous case, which eventually was turned into the Academy Award winning movie, was stolen out of the police evidence room.