11 NYC Bars and Restaurants with a Fascinating Mob History

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New York City has some of the greatest mob history in the country. What started out as a survival tactic among immigrants in neighborhoods like the Five Points in the 1800s grew into huge organizations in the 1920s, thanks to Prohibition. Eventually, mob business became so lucrative that the five families were formed downtown while the Irish gangs thrived uptown. With decades worth of activity, there are so many places that house great mob stories along with delicious food and drinks. Although some are no longer in business, we found ones that are still standing. From Hell’s Kitchen to the Lower East Side and Brooklyn, see what historical mob spots are still operating. –Emily Rekstis