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.