Category: New York

Upcoming TV Series To Tackle “Bumpy” Johnson’s Golden Years As New York’s Black Godfather

Oscar-winning actor Forest Whitaker will play legendary African-American crime lord Ellsworth (Bumpy) Johnson in an upcoming cable television series chronicling Johnson’s final years reigning over New York’s black underworld in the 1960s called The Godfather of Harlem. Part of the storyline will involve Johnson getting into a feud with the Genovese crime family of New
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Legendary Jewish Mobster Herbie Sperling Dead In Prison At 79, Leaves Legacy Of Heroin & Hedonism

Having spent the last 45 years of his life behind bars, New York mob associate and heroin kingpin Herbie Sperling, one of the most powerful and prolific Jewish gangland figures in American history, recently died of natural causes in a federal prison hospital in Massachusetts. He was 79. Even today five decades following his reign, Sperling’s reputation is still formidable in certain east coast
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FBI Wire: Genovese Capo Tells Young Informant About Trying To Get Western Mass. Mobster Made

In the days after Genovese crime family captain Eugene (Rooster) Onofrio was sentenced to two and a half years in federal prison for racketeering last month, MassLive and resident mobologist Stephanie Barry revealed a transcript of an FBI wire in which Onofrio is caught discussing mob affairs in Springfield, Massachusetts, a longtime satellite wing of the
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Saints Come Marching Home: Top Episodes Of The Sopranos Crafted By Prequel Director Alan Taylor

Emmy-winner Alan Taylor was recently tapped to direct the upcoming prequel movie to The Sopranos television series being produced by New Line Cinema based on a concept and script from Sopranos’ creator David Chase. The film, titled The Many Saints of Newark, deals with competing criminal factions amid rising racial tensions in the New Jersey
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