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 →

A Gangster Guns Down A Little Boy In Harlem, 1931

londonchemistsvincentcollOn the evening of July 28, 1931, five-year-old Michael Vengalli was playing with a group of friends on East 107th Street in Harlem’s Little Italy. Continue Reading →

Italian Harlem, 1st Avenue And 114th Street, 1910

itaian harlem 1910A slightly hand-colored photographs documents a very, very, very busy 1st Avenue and 114th Street, in the Italian part on East Harlem, New York, 1910.

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Giosue “The King Of (Harlem’s) Little Italy” Gallucci, 1865 – 1915

Giosue_GallucciGiosue Gallucci (December 10, 1865 in Naples – May 21, 1915 in New York City), also known as Luccariello,  was an old-style crime boss of Italian Harlem in New York City affiliated with the Camorra. Continue Reading →

East Harlem

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East Harlem, also known as Spanish Harlem and El Barrio, is the eastern section of Harlem located in the northeastern extremity of the borough of Manhattan in New York City. Continue Reading →