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Five Families
The Five Families
Five Families
are the five major New York City
New York City
organized crime families of the Italian American
Italian American
Mafia. The term was first used in 1931, when Salvatore Maranzano formally organized the previously warring gangs into what are now known as the Bonanno, Colombo, Gambino, Genovese, and Lucchese crime families, each with demarcated territory, organizationally structured in a now-familiar hierarchy, and having them reporting up to the same overarching governing entity
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Albany County, New York
Albany County (/ˈɔːlbəni/ AWL-bə-nee) is a county in the state of New York, in the United States. Its northern border is formed by the Mohawk River, at its confluence with the Hudson River, which is on the east. As of the 2010 census, the population was 304,204.[2] The county seat is Albany,[3] the state capital of New York. As originally established by the English government in the colonial era, Albany County had an indefinite amount of land, but has had an area of 530 square miles (1,400 km2) since March 3, 1888
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Suffolk County, New York
Suffolk County /ˈsʌfək/ is a suburban county on Long Island and the easternmost county in the U.S. state of New York. As of the 2010 census, the county's population was 1,493,350, estimated to have decreased slightly to 1,492,953 in 2017,[1] making it the fourth-most populous county in New York. Its county seat is Riverhead,[2] though most county offices are located in Hauppauge.[3] The county was named after the county of Suffolk in England, from where its earliest European settlers came. Suffolk County incorporates the easternmost extreme of the New York City metropolitan area
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New York Metropolitan Area
The New York metropolitan area, also referred to as the Tri-State Area, is the largest metropolitan area in the world by urban landmass, at 4,495 mi2 (11,642 km2).[4] The metropolitan area includes New York City
New York City
(the most populous city in the United States), Long Island, and the Mid and Lower Hudson Valley
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New York (state)
New York is a state in the northeastern United States. New York was one of the original thirteen colonies that formed the United States. With an estimated 19.85 million residents in 2017,[4] it is the fourth most populous state. To differentiate from its city with the same name, it is sometimes called New York State. The state's most populous city, New York City
New York City
makes up over 40% of the state's population. Two-thirds of the state's population lives in the New York metropolitan area, and nearly 40% lives on Long Island.[9] The state and city were both named for the 17th-century Duke of York, the future King James II of England
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Long Island
Coordinates: 40°48′N 73°18′W / 40.8°N 73.3°W / 40.8; -73.3Long IslandNative name: Paumanok[1]Location of Long Island
Long Island
in New YorkGeographyLocation Atlantic OceanCoordinates 40°48′N 73°18′W / 40.8°N 73.3°W / 40.8; -73.3Area 1,401 sq mi (3,630 km2)AdministrationUnited StatesState New YorkDemographicsDemonym Long IslanderPopulation 7,869,820 (2017)Pop
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Nassau County, New York
Nassau County /ˈnæsɔː/ or /ˈnæsaʊ/ is a suburban county comprising much of western Long Island
Long Island
in the U.S. state
U.S. state
of New York. At the 2010 census, the county's population was 1,339,532, estimated to have increased to 1,369,514 in 2017.[1] The county seat is in the Village of Garden City within the boundaries of the Mineola 11501 zip code.[2][3][4] Nassau County is directly east of New York City
New York City
limits and therefore also within the New York metropolitan area. The county is one of the four counties that occupy Long Island, together with Suffolk County to its immediate east and Queens
Queens
and Kings counties to the west, which correspond, respectively, to the New York City
New York City
boroughs of Queens
Queens
and Brooklyn
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Racket (crime)
A racket is a planned or organized criminal act, usually in which the criminal act is a form of business or a way to earn illegal or extorted money regularly or briefly but repeatedly. A racket is often a repeated or continuous criminal operation. Originally and often still specifically, a racket was a criminal act in which the perpetrator or perpetrators offer a service that is fraudulently offered to solve a nonexistent problem, a service that will not be put into effect, or a service that would not exist without the racket
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Westchester County, New York
Westchester County is a county in the U.S. state
U.S. state
of New York. It is the second-most populous county on the mainland of New York, after the Bronx,[5](p6) and the most populous county in the state north of New York City. According to the 2010 Census, the county had a population of 949,113, estimated to have increased by 3.3% to 980,244 by 2017.[1] Situated in the Hudson Valley, Westchester covers an area of 450 square miles (1,200 km2), consisting of six cities, 19 towns, and 23 villages. Established in 1683, Westchester was named after the city of Chester, England.[6][7] The county seat is the city of White Plains, while the most populous municipality in the county is the city of Yonkers, with an estimated 200,807 residents in 2016.[8] The annual per capita income for Westchester was $67,813 in 2011
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Rockland County, New York
Rockland County is the southernmost county on the west side of the Hudson River in the U.S. state of New York, part of the New York–Newark–Jersey City, NY–NJ–PA Metropolitan Statistical Area. The county's population, as of the 2010 census, was 311,687, increasing by 5.5% to a 2017 Census estimate of 328,868,[1] making it the third-most densely populated county outside New York City within New York State (after Nassau and neighboring Westchester counties, respectively). The county seat is New City.[2] Although Rockland County does not directly border any New York City boroughs, it lies only 9 miles northwest of the city at their closest points, and is accessible via the New York State Thruway, after 10 exits. The name derives from "rocky land", as the area was described by early Dutch and English settlers. Rockland County is the smallest county by area in New York State outside New York City
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Italian American
Italian Americans
Americans
(Italian: italoamericani or italo-americani [ˌitalo.ameriˈkaːni]) are an ethnic group consisting of Americans who have ancestry from Italy
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Alphonse Persico
Joseph Alphonse, known as Little Allie Boy or just Allie Boy, is a former acting boss of the Colombo crime family
Colombo crime family
from the 1980s and 1990s. He is not to be confused with his uncle of the same name, who was also a Colombo family mobster known as "Allie Boy", who died in 1989.[1]Contents1 Biography1.1 Background 1.2 Orena rebellion 1.3 Cutolo murder 1.4 Prison 1.5 Aftermath2 ReferencesBiography[edit] Background[edit] Born in New York, Alponse T. Persico grew up in South Brooklyn
South Brooklyn
and Bensonhurst. Persico's father is Carmine Persico, the imprisoned official boss of the Colombo family. Alphonse Persico has two brothers, Lawrence and Michael Persico. He was nicknamed "Little Allie Boy" to distinguish him from his father's older brother, who was also named Alphonse and was a caporegime (captain) in the Colombo family
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Organized Crime
Organized crime
Organized crime
is a category of transnational, national, or local groupings of highly centralized enterprises run by criminals who intend to engage in illegal activity, most commonly for money and profit. Some criminal organizations, such as terrorist groups, are politically motivated. Sometimes criminal organizations force people to do business with them, such as when a gang extorts money from shopkeepers for so-called "protection".[1] Gangs may become disciplined enough to be considered organized. A criminal organization or gang can also be referred to as a mafia, mob, or crime syndicate; the network, subculture and community of criminals may be referred to as the underworld.[2] European sociologists (e.g
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Frank Cali
Francesco Paolo Augusto Calì (born March 26, 1965),[1] known as "Frank" or "Franky Boy", is the current Boss of the Gambino crime family.[2] Law enforcement considers Cali to be the Gambino "ambassador to Sicilian mobsters" and have linked him to the Inzerillo Mafia family from Palermo. " He is now seen running the Sicilian Faction due to his Uncle John Gambino's recent death. Cali is seen as a man of influence and power by organized crime members in Italy", according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Lipton.[3]Contents1 Early years 2 Sicilian Mafia
Sicilian Mafia
ties 3 Arrest 4 Underboss 5 Boss 6 References 7 External linksEarly years[edit] Frank Cali was born in New York City[1] to Augusto and Agata Cesare, both natives of Palermo, Sicily. His father ran a household goods store in Palermo
Palermo
and a video store in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn
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New York City
Bronx, Kings (Brooklyn), New York (Manhattan), Queens, Richmond (Staten Island)Historic colonies New Netherland Province of New YorkSettled 1624Consolidated 1898Named for James, Duke of YorkGovernment[2] • Type Mayor–Council • Body New York City
New York City
Council • Mayor Bill de Blasio
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Salvatore Maranzano
Salvatore Maranzano (Italian pronunciation: [salvatore marandzano]) (July 31, 1886 – September 10, 1931) was an organized crime figure from the town of Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily, and an early Cosa Nostra
Cosa Nostra
boss who led what later would become the Bonanno crime family in the United States. He instigated the Castellammarese War to seize control of the American Mafia
American Mafia
operations and briefly became the Mafia's capo di tutti capi ("boss of all bosses")
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