Stephanie “Queenie” St. Clair, Queen Of The Harlem Racket

Stephanie St. ClairStephanie St. Clair 1886 – 1969, was a bookmaker in Harlem. Madam St. Clair was born of mixed French and African descent on Martinique.

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Gang Members Arrested In East Harlem Raid

harlem gang1Thirty people were arrested in a major gang take down targeting East Harlem housing projects Tuesday morning. Continue Reading →

Ignazio Lupo, Head Of The Leading Mafia Family From Harlem

fa-lupohatIgnazio Lupo (March 19, 1877 – January 13, 1947), also known as Ignazio Saietta and Lupo the Wolf, was a Sicilian-American Black Hand leader in Italian Harlem, New York City during the early 1900s. Continue Reading →

Michael “Trigger Mike” Coppola, Harlem, NY 1904 – 1966

mike the trigger coppolaMichael “Trigger Mike” Coppola (1904 in New York – October 1, 1966) was a New York City mobster who became a caporegime of the 116th Street Crew, with the Genovese crime family. Continue Reading →

Harlem Mobsters Kill Each Other Over Wife, NY 1931

harlem mobsters shoot each other over shotting wife

Harlem has always had its share of gangdom, from Stephanie St. Clair aka Queenie or Madam QueenBumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas, Giuseppe “the Clutch Hand” MorelloGiosue “The King Of (Harlem’s) Little Italy” Gallucci and many, many more. Continue Reading →

The Story Of Guy Thomas Fisher, Harlem, New York, 1947 –

guy fisher in harlemGuy Thomas Fisher (Bronx born in 1947) Guy Fisher was born in 1947 in the South Bronx, New York, the eldest of five siblings. Continue Reading →