We look back to one of the most beloved films of all time, by listing locations in NYC used in Francis Ford Coppola’s mafia classic, The Godfather.More
What might inspire someone to found and curate the Museum of the American Gangster? A personal history with a powerful mobster might do the trick.More
In Part I of this short series, The One-Armed Bandit: Slot Machines and Organized Crime in New York City, we looked at the origins of the slot machine in Brooklyn and the technological manipulations developed later to hide the illegality of slot machine activity throughout the country.
The rise of Frank Costello (born Francesco Castiglia) …More
With more than 25,000 slot machines in NYC in the 1930’s placed in prosaic locations, the general populace was both knowingly and unknowingly touched by the mafia.More