11 NYC Bars and Restaurants with a Fascinating Mob History

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Although this Harlem joint opened in the late 1800s with lots of mafia regulars such as “Lucky” Luciano and John Gotti, the notorious mob story linked with the restaurant is much more modern. Back in 2003, a made man of the Lucchese family, Albert Circelli, was criticizing a singer performing “Don’t Rain on My Parade.” Louis “Lump Lump” Barone, an associate of the Genovese family, was sitting at the bar when he told Circelli to watch himself. As the argument escalated, Barone ended up putting a bullet in Circelli’s back. Yes, really over a song.