Boardwalk Empire

Boardwalk Empire is easily the best show currently airing. HBO outdid themselves with this series they have put together.   If you are a history buff, or if stories from the Prohibition era interest you, then you must tune in to this show every Sunday night at 9 PM...
Posted 12 Oct 2011 | Gangster, Prohibition | 0 Comments

Arnold Rothstein

New York’s preeminent underworld figure of the roaring 20s and the years just before was Arnold Rothstein. This man who would later become known as Mr. big was born in Manhattan in 1882. His father was a very successful philanthropic merchant. A. R. Was the model for both Nathan...
Posted 01 Jun 2011 | The Don's Blog | 0 Comments

Frank Nitti

Frank Nitti was born on January 27, 1888 in Sicily. He came to the United States at the end of World War I and settled in Chicago, Illinois. There, he went into business as a barber and also bought and sold stolen jewelry on the side. His underworld dealings...
Posted 01 May 2011 | Mafiosi | 0 Comments

Meyer Lansky

Meyer Lansky was born as Majer Suchowlinski on July 4, 1902 in Grodno, Poland. His parents were both Jewish and moved the family to the United States in 1911, where they settled in New York City. In school, Meyer met a boy named Charles “Lucky” Luciano, who tried to...
Posted 01 May 2011 | Gangster, Prohibition | 0 Comments

Al “Scarface” Capone

Al Capone was born January 17, 1899 in Brooklyn, New York. His neighborhood was pretty tough and as a child he was a member of two gangs: the Brooklyn Rippers and the Forty Thieves Juniors. Al dropped out of school when he was fourteen, despite being intelligent. Al worked...
Posted 01 May 2011 | Mafiosi | 0 Comments

John Gotti

John Gotti was born in the Bronx on October 27, 1940. His family moved into a tough neighborhood in Brooklyn when he was 12. John began to love the streets and dropped out of school in 8th grade. After spending years performing small crimes and gaining respect in the...
Posted 01 May 2011 | Mafiosi | 0 Comments

Anthony Spilotro

Anthony Spilotro was born in Chicago on May 19, 1938. His family was good to him and he was doing good in school, but he decided to drop out. He joined a gang of other dropouts from the same school soon after and started performing petty crimes like shoplifting...
Posted 01 May 2011 | Mafiosi | 0 Comments

Joe Adonis

Joe Adonis was born Giuseppe Antonio Doto in Montermarano, Italy on November 22, 1902. He managed to enter the United States illegally by stowing away on a boat in 1915 and sneaking ashore to New York City. Once in the United States, he survived by picking pockets and stealing...
Posted 01 May 2011 | Mafiosi | 0 Comments

Carlo Gambino

Carlo Gambino was born on August 24, 1902 in the city of Palermo, Sicily. He moved to the United States at the age of nineteen and started to settle down in Brooklyn with the assistance of relatives already living there. He got involved with the darker side of the...
Posted 01 May 2011 | Featured, Mafiosi | 0 Comments

Albert Anastasia

Albert Anastasia was born on September 26, 1902 in Tropea, Italy. His original name was Umberto Anastasio, but he later changed his name slightly to prevent his family’s reputation from his illegal activities. When he was young, he hid on a cargo ship headed for America with his brother...
Posted 01 May 2011 | Featured, Mafiosi | 0 Comments
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