Death at the Park Sheraton Hotel By: Joseph Giacalone The United States had just entered World War One, when a young Italian teenager named Umberto Anastasio and his brother Anthony, snuck off a cargo ship at a Brooklyn dock. It didn’t take the brothers [...]
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In Brownsville, Brooklyn, at the corner of Livonia and Saratoga Avenues, stood a small twenty-four hour candy store named Midnight Rose’s. This wasn’t any ordinary candy store. It housed some of the most lethal for-hire Jewish and Italian contract killers [...]
"Mr. Big" Murdered at the Park Sheraton Hotel Poker Dispute Leads to Murder By: Joseph Giacalone Arnold Rothstein (January 17, 1882 – November 4, 1928) The name Arnold Rothstein and the words World Series have become synonymous with organized crime enthusiasts. [...]
The Canary That Sung, But Couldn’t Fly By: Joseph Giacalone Abraham “Kid Twist” Reles (1907-1941) Abraham Reles was born in a poverty stricken area of Brownsville, Brooklyn, New York, in 1907 to Jewish-Austrian immigrants. It wasn’t long before young Abe [...]