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Old 11-19-2009, 04:22 PM
 
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I know South Brooklyn in particular has a kind of legendary mob history with Al Capone, and even recently with the owner of Marco Polo Ristorante in Carroll Gardens nabbed in a rackateering scheme, plus that mobster who was supposed to be working in Lucali but wasn't actually working. I'm really just curious. Is there still a real mob presence in South Brooklyn or elsewhere in the borough, or are these stories blown out of proportion and the mob angle played up just because it's sexy?
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Old 11-19-2009, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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I think they all moved to Staten Island.
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Old 11-19-2009, 05:48 PM
 
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I know South Brooklyn in particular has a kind of legendary mob history with Al Capone, and even recently with the owner of Marco Polo Ristorante in Carroll Gardens nabbed in a rackateering scheme, plus that mobster who was supposed to be working in Lucali but wasn't actually working. I'm really just curious. Is there still a real mob presence in South Brooklyn or elsewhere in the borough, or are these stories blown out of proportion and the mob angle played up just because it's sexy?
Al Capone rose to power in Chicago...

There was a sizable mob presence in Ozone Park / Howard Beach, Queens when I grew up (90s), but since John Gotti died and they all got arrested, that has died down.
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Old 11-19-2009, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Staten Island, NY
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Most wiseguys are in Staten Island. There was a major mob bust yesterday.
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Old 11-19-2009, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Glendale NY
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Dyker Heights to a certain extent, but that's it.
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Old 11-20-2009, 05:24 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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And then of course there's the Russian mafia in Brighton Beach/Sheepshead Bay.
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Old 11-20-2009, 07:40 AM
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One of my coworkers lives in a formerly mafia-ridden section of Brooklyn. She says that so many of them are dead or in jail now that the neighborhood isn't as safe as it used to be. When it was known as a residential area for mobsters, you could park your car on the street at 3 a.m. and walk safely to your house, but now the muggers have moved in and you have to look over your shoulder.
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Old 04-24-2010, 01:13 PM
 
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One of my coworkers lives in a formerly mafia-ridden section of Brooklyn. She says that so many of them are dead or in jail now that the neighborhood isn't as safe as it used to be. When it was known as a residential area for mobsters, you could park your car on the street at 3 a.m. and walk safely to your house, but now the muggers have moved in and you have to look over your shoulder.
And you have to pay taxes on Lotto, but never had to pay taxes on "the numbers". Lotto's payout is less and with "the numbers" you never had to stand in line to pay for your gas as the people in front of you say, "...give me 3, 1,2 and box it; 4,5,6,7; let me have six of every scratch-off game...."
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Old 04-25-2010, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Greenpoint, Brooklyn
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Some still live in BK and they without question do bizz there. Howard beach still has a few wise guys. But it is true most do not live in BK any more. Staten island and long island is where they live.
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Old 12-04-2010, 09:42 PM
 
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If Gotti was still around, Ozone Park would still be a fully Italian neighborhood. Now freakin Indians are creeping in from Liberty Ave
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