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Gangster Chic: Joey Gallo

Crazy Joe Gallo claimed he was one of the trigger men in the murder of Albert Anastasia in the Park Sheridan Hotel Barbershop. Gallo was later gunned down himself while stuffing his face with Italian seafood in Umberto's Restaurant on Mulberry Street.


Carmine Persico, also known as "Junior" or "The Snake" has been the boss of the Colombo crime family since 1973. Persico originally was working with the Gallo brothers in the Profaci crime family when he decided to change sides and kill one of the Gallo brothers. He unfortunately failed leading the Gallo brothers to come after him also unsuccessfully. After Joe Colombo took over the Profaci crime family, he named Persico a capo while he served time in jail for extortion. After being in and…


Joseph Gallo (April 7, 1929 – April 7, 1972), also known as "Crazy Joe" and "Joe the Blond", was a celebrated New York City gangster for the Profaci crime family, later known as the Colombo crime family. Gallo initiated one of the bloodiest mob conflicts since the 1931 Castellammarese War and was murdered as a result of it.


Mario Batali's Sloppy Joes. This was originally the recipe of Mario's son Leo, but this version has a twist. Mario has added some Jalapeños and beer to give it some extra flavor!


Mobster Joey Gallo was born April 7, 1929 in Brooklyn, New York. The man commonly known as Crazy Joey also had a softer side. He liked to write poetry and became known for befriending pop stars and poets. But his self promotion did not sit well with New York's mafia leaders, and he was gunned down in mid-bite at his favorite New York restaurant on April 7, 1972.