The East Village Italian Mafia
The East Village Mafia reveals a little-known but powerful Manhattan Mafia enclave that was instrumental in shaping the direction of organized crime for seven decades. Author Thomas Comiskey profiles a dozen Mafia dons, capos, and soldiers who came from or frequented the long-forgotten Italian neighborhood in the northern East Village. He will describe headline-grabbing murders, international heroin trafficking, counterfeiting, extortion, and loan-sharking in local social clubs, bars, and restaurants.
Thomas F. Comiskey is an attorney who had a thirty-three-year career at the New York City Department of Investigation exposing criminal conduct in New York City’s anti-poverty programs and public schools. He lived on East 14th Street and Avenue A from 1953 to 1990. He currently lives in Scarborough, New York.
This event is fully accessible.
- Wednesday, January 22, 2020
- 6:30 pm
The Nuyorican Poet’s Cafe, 236 East 3rd Street (Btw Aves B&C)