sticks wrote:Very interesting man. Around where i live there has always been this mystique about the genovese-specifically Tony parkside. Something about the fact that all these made guys from around my old neighborhood, the only name that rings out stronger than the rest is tony parkside. Of course hes the least impressive of any wiseguys around the north queens area. He works at his restaurant day and night. No gangster BS, he acts completely legit. Yet no ones name carries more juice than this guy. Theoretically his crews into everything- making book, juice loans, coke deliveries, slot machines, insurance scams... That family is just to insulated to us to know anything.
It actually came out a while back (in one of Capeci's articles, I believe) that Federici was making so much money with his restaurant that he had turned over all his illicit operations to Anthony Romanello.
Also i meant mikey generoso jr., michael sr.s son- hes a brooklyn captain, lives in staten island. I think he took over the antico crew because antico got so much time for killing antonelli.
Ah, I see. I haven't heard or read much on the son.
Another thing, is muscarella under barney?? And if all those guys come from barneys crew, isnt it a little obvious that he chooses the front bosses? Making him really the boss no? A personal theory of mine is that Barney could be a top echelon informant for the fbi. He obviously isnt in the life for the money, if so he coulda retired 25 years ago. He makes as many moves as possible to insulate himself and hes seems smart enough to realize that it is inevitable that a guy like him will be doing life one day. To me it makes sense, but then again, im a #%@&#%@ nut.
Yeah, Muscarella is in Barney's crew. That crew is the most powerful in the family and so it's no surprise that it's often somebody from that crew that steps up to be acting boss. Barney, himself, has always been mentioned as a likely successor to Chin. It was he who Chin put in as acting boss in the early 1990's. But it seems Barney would be smarter than to take the official spot and would rather insulate himself, to a degree, by running things with other top guys in the family. And, for the record, I highly doubt Barney is an informant. He's "Cosa Nostra" through and through and likely wouldn't have spent much of the last decade in prison if he was feeding the feds information.
Whos running tinos old crew?
Mikey Coppola is the official captain now but he's in prison. So the acting captain is believed to be Michael "Tona" Borelli.
Or the paterson crew in north jersey?
I assume you mean the Gatto crew. It hasn't come out yet who took over after Joe Gatto died in 2010.
The genovese have a peice of one of the brooklyn docks, who is running that? Allie shades? The Gallo crew outa carroll gardens?
Traditionally, the Brooklyn and Staten Island docks have been Gambino territory. While the Manhattan and New Jersey docks are Genovese territory. There's been a lot of cases in recent years involving the Genovese and the Jersey waterfront. The last Gambino case on the Brooklyn docks was back in 2002. Anthony "Sonny" Ciccone is the captain of that crew and is due out of prison next year.
Are there stilll rackets run out of the garment district like tommy gambinos? Who would rum that carmine tomatos??
The Gambinos lost their trucking companies in the Garment District after they made a deal with the feds back in the early 1990's to get out of the industry in order to avoid prosecution. A few years later, in the mid-1990's, people from the Gambino, Lucchese, and Genovese families were busted for shaking down local garment firms, under the threat of unionization, but that was the last case that I'm aware of. Sciandra is captain of that crew now and they were busted back in 2009 on charges including bookmaking and bid-rigging involving a multimillion contract from the Sanitation Dept.
I know the luccheses had a peice of the laguardia airport (and jfk if goodfellas is right). Is there any rackets around there still?
Yeah, the Luccheses were the main family at the airports. Though the Gambinos were also at JFK. And all the families looted JFK to some extent. But hijacking trucks was already becoming passe by the 1980's due to new technology. And the indictments in the 1990's seemed to have removed the mob's involvement in the unions and extortion of companies there. In recent years there's been a couple cases of stolen goods out of the airport, where there has been a guy or two with some loose mob connection, but that's about it.
What about the fulton fish market?
You'll recall that back in the 1990's the Giuliani administration instituted new regulations over the garbage industry and wholesale food markets, including the Fulton Fish Market. The Genovese-controlled companies were banned and, of course, the market itself was eventually moved up to the Bronx. It seems the mob still hovers around to a certain extent but doesn't control it like it once did.
Who runs the feast on arthur ave in the bronx?
I'm not sure about that one but it came out just last week in a Genovese indictment that the family was continuing to shake down vendors at San Gennaro; even after officials had declared the feast free of mob involvement.
Thanks in advance its been fun goin back and forth with a guy like you.
In case I haven't mentioned it, you may want to check out the forums below. They're more geared towards the mob and organized crime than this one is and have a lot more traffic. The first one you have to be invited to and they're not taking members right now. But you can sign up for the second one. I go by "Ivy League" over there.