By Henry Hill
The Goodfella's advisor to manhattan is a really facinating advisor to New York's infamous mob haunts. it's in contrast to the other consultant ebook, and it additionally supplies an outstanding actual existence New Yorkers view of eating places, bars and vacationer sights to go to.
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There was only one Don Carlo. He died in 1974, and Paul Castellano, his nephew, took over the powerhouse family. Ferrara Pastries 363 Madison Avenue Manhattan (212) 599-7800 The country’s oldest pastry shop, the country’s greatest pastry shop. Don Carlo used to visit here almost daily for the finest tasting gelati. Tourists and locals swarm here. Casablanca Queens (no longer open) The alleged recent Bonanno boss Joseph Massino is co-owner, and as far as authentic Italian, he cooks up perhaps the finest in the city.
Coat went over my head, and I started coughing like mad. Got the fuck out of there. Good food, though; wish I could have finished the meal. Diner 85 Broadway at Berry Street Manhattan (718) 486-3077 A converted dining car, a perfect place to see one of the mob’s convicted shining stars. Jackson Hole Diner 69-35 Astoria Boulevard Astoria, Queens (718) 204-7070 If you saw Goodfellas, you noticed this diner. It’s the Airline Diner, and the green fluorescent sign is still there. Just get off at exit 5 from the Grand Central Parkway.
People’s grandmother’s mothers grew up there. Any strangers come into those neighborhoods, they’re noticed immediately: Bad cars, the cops, the feds, it’s so hard to infiltrate those old neighborhoods. Everyone knows when a new face is walking through. A mob neighborhood is like a fortress. Supposedly, these neighborhoods contain elements sympathetic to the underworld of the New York Mafia. Maybe it’s the shining new Lexus with red “Free John Gotti” caps in the back window. Perhaps it’s all the generic storefronts of odd services, shades drawn.