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The Fatal Shooting of Beezy Garrity

The Fatal Shooting of Beezy Garrity

In 1886 Danny Driscoll, who was co-leader of the Whyos gang was approached by 18 year old Bridget "Beezy" Garrity, who claimed she had been cheated by the owner of a bar operating within the Whyos territory in the Five Points in Lower Manhattan. Daniel "Danny"...

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The Gustin Gang

The Gustin Gang

At the turn of the 20th-century criminal gangs sprouted up in the Boston Irish wards, the Gustin gang was first to dominate and control the scene. The name of the gang came not from any of the members, but from the name of a street off Old Colony Avenue in South...

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George Appo – An Extraordinary Pickpocket

George Appo – An Extraordinary Pickpocket

George Washington Appo was born on the 4th of July 1854 in New Haven, Connecticut to a Chinese father, Quimbo Appo also known in Chinese as Lee Ah Bow and an Irish mother Catherine Fitzpatrick. George Appo died in Manhattan in 1930. George Appo was no ordinary...

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Vinegar Hill – Irishtown – Brooklyn New York

Vinegar Hill – Irishtown – Brooklyn New York

In the 1800's and during the Great Famine of Ireland many Irish settled along the banks of the Brooklyn Waterfront, over time there were so many Irish living there it became known as Irishtown. Many found employment in the Navy Yard, on the docks of the waterfront and...

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A murder on the Brooklyn Docks

A murder on the Brooklyn Docks

After the deaths of "Wild" Bill Lovett & Richard "Peg Leg" Lonergan, the White Hand Gang were in turmoil. After a spree of killings and revenge killings Eddie McGuire had taken control of the gang, very briefly, on the night of 27th December 1929 Eddie McGuire...

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