Allesandro Vollero

by Jon Black

Alias: Allesandro Vollero

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Allesandro Vollero owned a coffee house at 133 Navy St, Brooklyn. The coffee house was used as the headquarters for The Navy Street gang, which mainly consisted of Neapolitans.

On June 24th, 1916, a meeting took place at Coney Island between the Sicilian Morello gang, the Neapolitan Navy Street gang and the Neapolitan Coney Island gang. The idea of the meeting was to discuss the expansion of gambling dens in lower Manhattan. The plan led to string of murders, and eventually to the two gangs attacking each other.

In May 1917, a very important event took place, Ralph ‘The Barber’ Daniello, a member of the Brooklyn based Neapolitans, began to tell the police everything he knew about the Navy St crew and the recent killings. On November 27th, Daniello was arraigned with John Esposito, Allesandro Vollero and Alphonso Sgroia.

On February 15th, 1918, in the case of the Nick Morello and Ubriaco killings, Vollero was tried for murder in the first degree. He was retried on March 4th and sentenced to life at Sing Sing prison.