Eugene Ubriaco

by Jon Black

Alias: Eugene ‘Charles’ Ubriaco

Born: 1867


Died: September 7th 1916

Where: Johnson St and Hudson Avenue

Cause: Shot

Killer: Thomas Carillo and Lefty Esposito

Eugene Ubriaco, later Americanized to Charles, arrived in New York August 27th, 1907. Ubriaco, the son of a wealthy contractor, was a resident of Harlem for nine years before his death in 1916. He was connected with the Morello gang during his time in Harlem.

In a case of mistaken identity, Ubriaco was arrested in August 1912, in connection with the killing of Herman Rosenthal. He was arrested when he matched a description of Harry ‘Gyp the Blood’ Horowitz.

On September 7th, 1916, Nicholas Terranova and Eugene Ubriaco travelled downtown to meet with the Navy St gang, where they were both murdered.

Scene after the Morello/Ubriaco killing.