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#1    LucidElement

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 03:20 AM

Hey all. Anyone find the history of the NY Mafia interesting?? If so what most, and what key players do you find most interesting. I have this book called "The Mafia Encyclopedia" so awesome. Looking forward to hearing from everyone.

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 03:48 AM

Also who was the Mafioso who got arrested like 2-3 years ago. Older fellow like 80's... It was all over the news??? It may have been part of the sweep in 2011 where like 800 officers arrested 127 mafiosos... But, maybe not, this guy was on the run for like 30+ years I think.

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 04:17 AM

Iam also a history nut for the mafia of ny. As a matter of fact the colombo family boss
Joe magliocco lived in my town in the 30's.and 40's east islip ny
Iam also in my towns historical society .a good site is mafia wiki some of my anstors where in mob in ny


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Posted 17 March 2013 - 06:01 AM

I worked the Howard beach area for a bit on the ambulance,back when that whole racial thing on the belt parkway went down .
That was wild. All the white kids involved were mafia family .
Gotti Sr was still alive. Then I worked in a medical office just before growing up Gotti was aired.
I think one of my cousins hung out with the gotti boys .
It was a different place back in the day .

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 09:15 AM

That's cool coolguy. Ya, Frank Tieri the Front Man acting boss for the Genovese Family was my cousin . My grandpa ran numbers for them and other stuff. Fir a bit before taking his family to L.A.. but ya its all so interesting from the organization to the history of it
Who thought individuals would be so into researching these worthless piles of crap that killed tortured and stole. But something about it all Just is interesting..  the nicknames, style, cars , individual capos.. all if it awesome .. I'm a history major so all that i like


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Posted 17 March 2013 - 09:56 PM

what racial thing on the beltway parkway? hmm may have to look it up.

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 02:14 AM

View PostLucidElement, on 17 March 2013 - 03:48 AM, said:

Also who was the Mafioso who got arrested like 2-3 years ago. Older fellow like 80's... It was all over the news??? It may have been part of the sweep in 2011 where like 800 officers arrested 127 mafiosos... But, maybe not, this guy was on the run for like 30+ years I think.
No that arrest came from a secret tip from someone that recognized him. There was a fat reward involved. His name was James "Whitey" Bulger.

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 02:17 PM

So what do you have against the mafia around the rest of the US, eh? We've had plenty down here in New Orleans. Chicago and Vegas were also big places. None of these places are worth your interest? :P :P :P I find it all fascinating and disturbing at the same time.

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 11:39 PM

haha nothing. actually if you read into it, the mafia originated in New Orleans i believe. Not sure with who, but it started there before spreading to NYC and other places.

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 11:48 PM

View Postawest, on 18 March 2013 - 02:14 AM, said:

No that arrest came from a secret tip from someone that recognized him. There was a fat reward involved. His name was James "Whitey" Bulger.

Thanks man!! Exactly that person!

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 03:54 AM

View Postawest, on 18 March 2013 - 02:14 AM, said:

No that arrest came from a secret tip from someone that recognized him. There was a fat reward involved. His name was James "Whitey" Bulger.

You stole my thunder. OP, "Mobsters" got mixed reviews, but it was a good primer on the start of the modern New York La Cosa Nostra. It showed how the Five Families came together to form the Mafia in its contemporary form, and it showed the formation of the Syndicate too. Lansky and Luciano were the main players behind this.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 04:05 AM

I have always found the mafia interesting "Lucky" was a very interesting character

I have several books on the real life mafia even old gangster movies from the 30's and 40's based on them.Not the mafia but a interesting book to read is "Public Enemies" by brian burrough it is about john dillinger and several other old gangtsers.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 10:51 AM

a fantastic read not directly about the NY Mafia though heavily connected to it is Evan Wrights 'American Desperado' about the life of Jon Roberts (aka Riccobono)...

read it...you will not be disappointed at all.


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Posted 22 March 2013 - 02:49 AM

View PostCrimsonKing, on 20 March 2013 - 04:05 AM, said:

I have always found the mafia interesting "Lucky" was a very interesting character

I have several books on the real life mafia even old gangster movies from the 30's and 40's based on them.Not the mafia but a interesting book to read is "Public Enemies" by brian burrough it is about john dillinger and several other old gangtsers.

I bought that book. It became my token tome on that subject. I saw the movie with Johnny Depp. It was okay, but it wasn't as good as "Bonnie and Clyde".

I learned that Ma Barker likely never robbed anybody. Her sons and their accomplices did the dirty work. She just hid them from the police. Machine Gun Kelly wasn't very violent, either.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 02:58 AM

View PostDetective Mystery 2013, on 22 March 2013 - 02:49 AM, said:

I bought that book. It became my token tome on that subject. I saw the movie with Johnny Depp. It was okay, but it wasn't as good as "Bonnie and Clyde".

I learned that Ma Barker likely never robbed anybody. Her sons and their accomplices did the dirty work. She just hid them from the police. Machine Gun Kelly wasn't very violent, either.

Yeah it is a very interesting book,to see how these people really were and thought was eye opening.I have read it about 5 times since i bought it,always finished it thinking......He may not have been a perfect person but John Dillinger was a badass haha

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