Saturday, June 13, 2015

Gotti, Guns & Gay Bars: Inside New York City's Mob History

In light of AMC's presentation of The Making of the Mob: New York, Michael Riedel at the New York Post offers a pictorial tour of the Big Apple's mob history.

Florida has Disney World, but New York has Gangland.

The history of the mob in America begins here, at Ellis Island. Between 1899 and 1910, nearly 2 million southern Italians fled grinding poverty to arrive at the gateway to America — Giuseppe Masseria, Frank Costello and Salvatore Lucania (the future Charles “Lucky” Luciano) among them.

Their exploits and those of successors like Carlo Gambino and John Gotti inspired a slew of film and TV stories, some more glamorous than others. Now AMC’s “The Making of the Mob: New York,” an eight-part docudrama premiering Monday, takes a look at where these wiseguys came from.

Let’s take our own little tour of Gangland to see where the boys plotted, gambled, ate, killed and were killed.

Just make sure men in long coats aren’t following you.

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