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    That's amazing.

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      Three minute film on a photographer who has been chronicling our neighbourhood for decades.

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        Aaah, that's lovely.

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          Gambino crime boss whacked

          My first thought was "Whoa...retro."

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            Very much so, though connoisseurs will note a number of non-canon elements, including:

            You didn't whack guys at their homes, wives and children could be involved, and even if they were not there, it was considered poor form. That was what barber shops, clam houses and parking garages were for.

            No made man would have been caught dead in a pickup truck.

            A war on Todt Hill could be highly disruptive, given that the neighbourhood has the most intense concentration of senior mobsters in the city.

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              I've already seen claims that the pickup and the home execution mean it was done by Albanians/Dominicans/someone else and not made guys. The fact the Gambinos deal a lot of drugs now gives the Albanian line some credence, since they're big in the NYC drug scene now.

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                Yes, that was my immediate supposition as well.

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                  Francesco "Franky Boy" Cali

                  Disappointing.

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                    They've arrested a young mook from Staten Island who apparently thought that Cali was keeping him from the girl of his dreams (a niece, it appears).
                    Last edited by ursus arctos; 17-03-2019, 12:27.

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                      Originally posted by Nocturnal Submission View Post


                      Disappointing.
                      Hoping for 'Goinbackta' Cali?

                      I don't think so.

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                        I thought that their nicknames usually refer to some form of sadistic speciality or an amusing anecdote from their younger years, like "Acid Sponge" or "Teal-Coloured Teenagers' Trainers," something like that.

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                          This was my favourite line in the article;

                          “"Even Gotti had more respect,"” one police source told The Post. “"He did it out in Manhattan.”"

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                            He gets it.

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                              Originally posted by ursus arctos View Post
                              Very much so, though connoisseurs will note a number of non-canon elements, including:

                              You didn't whack guys at their homes, wives and children could be involved, and even if they were not there, it was considered poor form. That was what barber shops, clam houses and parking garages were for.

                              No made man would have been caught dead in a pickup truck.

                              A war on Todt Hill could be highly disruptive, given that the neighbourhood has the most intense concentration of senior mobsters in the city.
                              Yeah, the mob is clearly in decline if they can’t even do this right. And in Staten Island? Feels a bit bush league.

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                                Partly inspired by this thread, I watched a Nero Wolfe last night ('The Doorbell Rang'). Very enjoyable, esp the lunches

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                                  [URL]https://twitter.com/willsommer/status/1107787756632227840?s=21[/URL]

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                                    Well, I have learned from this thread, among many other things, that Danielmak is a published author, probably like at least 25% of posters here

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                                      I have an extra copy of one of his books, which I can give you in August

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