Author DeStefano on the Mafia, Seventh Avenue and More in ‘Gangland New York’

Jul 07, 2015 858

By Rosemary Feitelberg

True to the wayward characters he writes about in his new book "Gangland New York: The Places and Faces of Mob History," Anthony M. DeStefano preferred that a recent interview start with a walk past a few haunts the city's mobsters made notorious.

Readers of his latest nonfiction (Lyons Press) might be tempted to retrace the history of the Bowery Boys, the Five Points Gang, the Jewish "Kosher Nostra" and the Italian Mafia.

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