New York City Gangland (Images of America) $21.99. This book offers an unparalleled collection of rarely circulated images, many appearing courtesy of exclusive law enforcement sources, in addition to the private albums of indigenous racketeering figures such as Charles "Lucky" Luciano, Al "Scarface" Capone, Joe "The Boss" Masseria, "Crazy" Joe Gallo, and John Gotti. Paperback.

New York City Gangland (Images of America) $21.99. This book offers an unparalleled collection of rarely circulated images, many appearing courtesy of exclusive law enforcement sources, in addition to the private albums of indigenous racketeering figures such as Charles "Lucky" Luciano, Al "Scarface" Capone, Joe "The Boss" Masseria, "Crazy" Joe Gallo, and John Gotti. Paperback.

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Crazy Joe Gallo Exhibition. Little Italy N.Y.C

Crazy Joe Gallo Exhibition. Little Italy N.Y.C

Joe Gallo's mother at his funeral

Joe Gallo's mother at his funeral

Crazy Joey Gallo was a gangster specializing in typical mafia activities such as extortion and racketeering. Flamboyant, charming, well-read, he became a kind of celebrity, hanging out with writers, actors, and other New York scenesters. On the night of his 43rd birthday, on April 7, 1972, he stopped into Umberto’s Clam House on Mulberry Street in Little Italy. Around 5 am gunmen entered the restaurant and  start firing, hitting Gallo 5 times; he staggered out to the street, and died.

Crazy Joey Gallo was a gangster specializing in typical mafia activities such as extortion and racketeering. Flamboyant, charming, well-read, he became a kind of celebrity, hanging out with writers, actors, and other New York scenesters. On the night of his 43rd birthday, on April 7, 1972, he stopped into Umberto’s Clam House on Mulberry Street in Little Italy. Around 5 am gunmen entered the restaurant and start firing, hitting Gallo 5 times; he staggered out to the street, and died.

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Mob boss Joe Gallo (left) with his brother Larry Gallo in this 1961 picture. Joe was killed while celebrating his birthday in 1972.

Mob boss Joe Gallo (left) with his brother Larry Gallo in this 1961 picture. Joe was killed while celebrating his birthday in 1972.

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The Mad Ones: Crazy Joe Gallo and the Revolution at the Edge of the Underworld by Tom Folsom, http://www.amazon.com/dp/1602860815/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_IS67qb0QDVH8D

The Mad Ones: Crazy Joe Gallo and the Revolution at the Edge of the Underworld by Tom Folsom, http://www.amazon.com/dp/1602860815/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_IS67qb0QDVH8D

Crazy Joe is killed at a Little Italy restaurant in 1972

Crazy Joe is killed at a Little Italy restaurant in 1972

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During Joseph ‘Crazy Joe’ Gallo’s war against the Profaci (later Colombo) family, his crew took to attaching chicken-wire to their windows to prevent grenades being thrown into the apartment building they made into their headquarters.

During Joseph ‘Crazy Joe’ Gallo’s war against the Profaci (later Colombo) family, his crew took to attaching chicken-wire to their windows to prevent grenades being thrown into the apartment building they made into their headquarters.

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