Gaetano Del Gaudio




Died: Novem­ber 30th 1916

Where: 2031 1st Av

Cause: Shot

Killer: Unknown gunman

The Neapoli­tan Del Gau­dio broth­ers were involved in gam­bling in East Harlem, but also had con­nec­tions with the Brook­lyn based Navy St gangNico­la Del Gau­dio, broth­er to Gae­tano, and owner of a bar­ber shop on E104th, was killed in Octo­ber 1914. The killing was attrib­uted to the pow­er­ful Gio­sue Gal­luc­ci, after Del Gau­dio had become dis­pleased with his share of the East Harlem graft and demand­ed more.

Fol­low­ing the killing, Gae­tano acquired a body­guard named George Espos­i­to, who had pre­vi­ous­ly been a body­guard to Gal­luc­ci. Espos­i­to was killed whilst he walked down E108th on 8th Novem­ber, 1916

Later that month, at 3am on Novem­ber 30th, Gae­tano Del Gau­dio was shot and killed. He had been serv­ing cof­fee to two men in his restau­rant at 2031 1st Av, when he was blast­ed by a shot­gun that been placed against the his restau­rant win­dow. He was taken to the Flower Hos­pi­tal where he claimed to know the iden­ti­ty of his killer, but refused to name him.