Antonio Notaro

by Jon Black

Alias: Tony Notaro

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Tony Notaro was a gun­man for the Navy St gang. He was involved with the mur­der of Nicholas Terranova at Johnson and Navy Streets on September 7th, 1916. Giuseppe Verrazano, a gam­bling king­pin and ally to the Morello’s was also shot by Notaro.

Angelo Giordano, a saloon keep­er from Tompkinsville S.I. was put on tri­al on April 27th, 1918. He was charged with plot­ting the killing of Giuseppe Verrazano in October, 1916. Notaro and Ralph Daniello, also from the Navy St gang, tes­ti­fied against Giordano. 

Notaro was quot­ed as say­ing ‘Giordano told us that Verrazano had to be killed that night. When I said that I did not want to kill a man with­out orders from my boss, Giordano said he would do the job him­self but that I would die the next day for refus­ing, then I changed my mind’. Notaro claimed that Giordano led him to the restau­rant on Broome St and point­ed out Verrazano to be shot.

Antonio Notaro was sen­tenced in June 1918, from 6 to 10 years in the case of Nicholas Terranova and Eugene Ubriaco.