Allesandro Vollero

Allesandro Vollero
Allesandro Vollero

Alias: Alle­san­dro Vollero







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.