Stories

All The Latest Stories
The First Gang – The Forty Thieves

The First Gang – The Forty Thieves

The Forty Thieves were formed in 1825 and said to be the first known and oldest New York City criminal street gang. At least officially they were the first ones to have an established leadership and to be caught and recorded. The Five Points was a neighborhood in the...

read more
CPAD – Concerned Parents Against Drugs

CPAD – Concerned Parents Against Drugs

In Dublin in the 1980's & 90's drugs were rampant, especially in the inner city and parents were getting fed up with their sons and daughters being addicted or worse dying of drugs, they got together and formed Concerned Parents Against Drugs (CPAD) in 1983, an...

read more
Spike O’Toole

Spike O’Toole

James "Spike" O'Toole was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts to Irish parents, who were both from County Cork, Ireland. Spike O'Toole was a close friend of James "Buddy McClean and also a member of the Winter Hill Gang. Spike O'Toole would become involved in an...

read more
John Connolly – When the good guys go bad

John Connolly – When the good guys go bad

From the bad guys to the really bad guys and what makes this bad guy bad is that he was supposed to be a good guy, a federal agent sworn to protect and serve. He protected and served probably one of the most notorious and controversial gangsters in history, James...

read more
Jimmy whacks Whitey Whitehead in the Plaka Bar

Jimmy whacks Whitey Whitehead in the Plaka Bar

Harold "Whitey" Whitehead was a native of Queens but knew many of the Hell's Kitchen crowd, he was 38 years and had curly brown hair and by all accounts he was "an arrogant prick". Jimmy Coonan knew him from drinking in his 596 bar in Hell's Kitchen, in fact Whitey...

read more
Henry Bergh Shuts Down The Rat Pit

Henry Bergh Shuts Down The Rat Pit

Henry Bergh was born on the Lower East Side in 1813, the Lower East Side in the 1800's had some of the most notorious neighborhoods in the world, the Five Points, Fourth Ward & the Bowery. At the time, America was not a friendly place for animals, dog fighting and...

read more

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This