The Murder Stables
The history of the East 108th Street stables, and the war between the Neapolitan gangs of East Harlem.
Lupo the Wolf
Ignazio Lupo, Palermitani Mafia leader and brother-in-law of the first US Mafia boss-of-bosses, Giuseppe Morello.
Secret Societies Mafia Book
Illustrated with over 175 period photographs, richly illuminating the period of the 1890s – 1920s.
The son of US Mafia boss Giuseppe Morello was killed in 1912 in a fight with a neighboring gang.
Early Organized Crime
1890 – 1903. American counterfeiting in the late 1890s was dominated by dangerous Italian-born outlaws that had begun to find a foothold in America.
The Black Hand
An ethnic phenomenon beginning in 1903, and lasting fifteen years. The extortion of wealthy Italians in New York was attributed to La Mano Nera.
The Barrel Murder
In 1903, the discovery of a body stuffed in to a barrel in New York brings the police and Secret Service down upon the Morello Mafia gang leadership.
Coney Island cabaret proprietor and half-brother of boss-of-bosses Giuseppe Morello.
Mafia boss, Giuseppe Masseria
Known as ‘Joe the Boss’, Masseria started his criminal career in a professional burglary gang.
The Grocery Conspiracy
1908. A look at an organized Mafia conspiracy to commit bankruptcy fraud by concealment of assets, amounting to $500,000.
Lt. Petrosino Murder
1909. A leading Italian New York policeman, who made it his mission to smash the Black Hand & Mafia gangs, is murdered in the line of duty.
The Morello & Lupo Trial
1909 – 1910. The Secret Service begin to track the Morello gang under suspicion of counterfeiting, leading to the downfall of the gangs leaders.
The Struggle for Control
1910 – 1918. A long running battle between New York’s gangs to control the city’s lucrative rackets before the dawn of prohibition.
The Neapolitans, based in Brooklyn and Coney Island, fought for control of the New York rackets. Eventually decimated when it’s own members turned against them.
Mafia: The Morello Gang
Hailing from Corleone, Sicily, the Morello/Terranova family were the first Italian organised crime family to enter New York.