Bath Avenue Crew Rose High, Fell Hard

Linda Scarpa was one of my first "mob-related" sources. She, in turn, introduced me to Jimmy Calandra about five years ago.

Then through Jimmy I met John Alite, then Michael DiLeonardo. Several other sources I've since known have remained anonymous.

But my exclusive  content is the result primarily of Linda Scarpa and Jimmy Calandra, both of whom have earned my everlasting gratitude....

Members of the Bath Avenue Crew were as young as 8 years old and probably weren't even aware of what they were doing -- aligning themselves with the biggest, baddest gang in America: Cosa Nostra, specifically the Five Families.
Bath Avenue Crew founding members.


Anthony Spero, former Bonanno consiglieri, was the man for whom they would one day carry out orders that cost some their lives, others, their freedom and all, their souls. At least that's what they said in testimony; it was powerful testimony, however, and it helped put Spero away in an unbelievably circumstantial trial.

At the same time they saw the wiseguys on the street, pulling up to the curbs in their big shiny Cadillacs, loafing around social clubs wearing pricey suits and sporting hundred-dollar haircuts and manicured fingernails.



But the guys presented more than just a cold, distant image to watch; Mafia members interacted with the kids, joked around with them and showed them there were other ways to make it through life. The wiseguys doled out twenty-dollar bills like they were nothing. The wiseguys patted them on the back, told them they were "good kids," and maybe asked them to watch the cars. Or keep an eye out for strangers walking the neighborhood. Maybe they'd ask the kids to break a window now and then. It was an easing-in process.

The kids were young but no dummies. They could make a fortune just hanging out at Nick's, the candy store, shoveling into their pockets all the $20 bills that were handed to them on the way. Go to work? What for? The street hands you money just for showing up!

At 13 they're loaning money (!), hiding dirty guns, and still parking cars -- maybe spending a hot summer afternoon sudsing up a fat Caddy and spraying it to a gleam with a hose.

As the 1980s ticked by and crack started hitting the big city, making daily headlines, the ranks of the Bath Avenue Crew had grown and the members were no longer kids but men, well-steeped in the traditions of Cosa Nostra. Committing a wide range of crimes -- everything from robbing banks and home invasions to killing people.

The crew killed a lot of people, in fact.

Granted, this isn't small town USA. This is Brooklyn, New York, which from the 1970s through 1990s was the place where the mob guys hung out openly. In particular this is Bath Avenue, which runs straight across Bath Beach, Brooklyn, beside it is Bensonhurst, separated by 86th Street to the northeast. To the north, also across 86th Street, is New Utrecht. Northwest across 14th Avenue is Dyker Beach Park and Golf Course, and southeast across Stillwell Avenue is Gravesend. To the south, across Gravesend Bay and Coney Island Creek, are Seagate and Coney Island.

This was the Mafia's heart, for decades. All five families had a toehold somewhere along the Avenue. Social clubs were lively meeting places that overflowed with wiseguys day and night.

At a certain point, all the old mob chieftains wound up in prison: Gotti, Luchese chiefs Vic Amuso and Gaspipe Casso, and Bonanno boss himself Joe Massino.The Colombos had split into deadly factions at war with each other.

This left Anthony Spero alone on the street. A decades-long member, Spero carried a lot of weight in the area. Other capos, soldiers, in all five families, often deferred to Spero because he was so respected. He was acting boss of the Bonanno family, briefly; his role was consiglieri, however. And acting on the street for Spero -- simply "Anthony" to the fellas -- was Joe Benanti, the drinker who loved getting stoned, who was offered a promotion to captain, which he turned down because "he didn't want guys reporting to him," a source said. "He did his own thing."

Benanti was the more accessible of the two Bonanno figureheads for the Bath Avenue Crew.

If this were a film we'd have to now showcase the obligatory slow-motion friendship scene. Group of young friends laughing, shoving each other while sitting in a pizzeria eating slices.... Too cliche. Kids meeting on a rooftop late at night splitting up a mountain of cash... that'd be better and more accurate....

 Five founded the crew; seven got the infamous ankle ink, but the original crew consisted of five, a former crew members says.

Paulie Gulino
Jimmy Calandra
Joey Calco
Tommy Reynolds
Fabrizio DeFrancisci

Mikey Yammine and Anthony Gonzalez later joined the crew, and they each had a number, from one to seven, inked onto their ankles.

It supposedly stood for "all for one, one for all."  "We're brothers until the end." "We're devoted to getting our button from the Bonanno family."

Paulie "Brass" Gulino had the number one tattooed on his ankle. He also was the embodiment of number one in that he was the boss of the crew. The man who talked to Benanti, and sometimes Spero. The crew vested all their hopes in Paulie getting made first. That would put the crew on a much more intimate footing with the Bonanno crime family.

The first major operation for the crew was to get payback when one of their own was murdered on the street.

As the Bath Avenue Crew had formed, so had many other crews in Brooklyn. Each was associated with a family. Guys in these crews were probably more dangerous than Mafia members because these kids had everything to prove -- they had reps to earn, street creds to be put away as if in a bank. So one day when the books were opened, maybe one of them would get made.

It was an honor worth killing over. Nothing earns weighty credit like taking a life. It's a way to leapfrog ahead. You can be a great earner, but a great earner and proven hitter is better.
Living the good life.

So Mikey Hamster wanted everyone to know that he had killed a member of the Bath Avenue Crew. He touted the fact that he, personally, had done that piece of business. (In actuality, he had not committed the killing of the Bath Avenue crew member, he was just taking credit for the killing.)

And like Mikey Hamster did what he thought was best for him, the Bath Avenue Crew decided to do what was best for them -- in the name of the member whose life was taken.

Jimmy Calandra and Joey Calco got together with Paulie Gulino. Not much discussion was needed. Paulie Brass handed them a .380 (which was the round famously used by many German officers during World War II in the Walther PPK).

The two hunted for Mikey Hamster, Joey Calco driving and Jimmy Calandra riding shotgun. Soon the two watched their target get into Bobby DeCicco's car. They followed it to where it stopped, at the stoplight on 17th Avenue and Benson. Mikey Hamster, apparently saw the car behind them, rolled the window down and stuck his head up. Because he was a tough guy.

From the driver's seat, Calco let loose a barrage from a gun and then Mikey Hamster had leaped out of the car and was attempting to hop away. Calco kept blasting, right from the driver's seat.

Then Calco stopped shooting and grabbed the wheel. He hit the gas and the car shot down the block. Calandra had shoved the gun down his pants.

Red lights flickering in the rear view. A cop was pulling them over. They had just shot someone down, the hot gun burning Jimmy's leg, and a cop was pulling them over.

The cop approaches the car. The two inside are probably in shock, hearts pumping as they see the blue uniformed officer standing next to them. The officer had pulled the two over for speeding, apparently, because both Calco and Calandra heard the burst of static from the police radio followed by the flat announcement of "shots fired" at such and such address.

"It's your lucky day," the officer tells the two crew members, then hurries to his car to drive to the scene of the shooting. He had had the shooters cold, but hadn't realized it.


The Bath Avenue Crew also was heavily into drugs, with members robbing and extorting dealers, many of them were distributors themselves with their  own street dealers.

Fabrizio was considered one of the more ruthless members. According to court papers filed years later, he had "stabbed, beat and burned his victims [and was known for committing] at least three acts of brutal torture involving a blowtorch, a noose and a cigarette lighter."

Tommy Reynolds seemed pretty ruthless himself. In a fit of rage he poked someone through the eye with a fork.

They were all ruthless, committing a double homicide for an eight ball (an eighth of an ounce) of cocaine.

Then the druggie Bickelman robbed the wrong house.

Anthony Spero, the most respected and powerful mobster on the street for a while, anyway, had had two daughters. Small-time thief Vincent Bickelman had robbed the home of one of them.

He stupidly tried to sell the goods right there in Bath Beach. Some crew members beat the shit out of him, took his wares off him and brought them to Benanti, who consulted Spero.

Benanti was soon telling them, "Anthony Spero wants him dead to make an example out of him."

Gulino took the order. The crew thought they were going to be riding high once Gulino pulled off the hit. None of them had an inkling that while it marked their rise, it also was the beginning of the end.

Gulino -- who even made Mafia members uneasy due to his homicidal tendencies -- pulled the hit off around the corner from a police station, firing five rounds into the hapless Bickelman.

The guys hefted drinks at a bar that night, in celebration of a murder. They wanted everyone to know about the hit -- and that they had pulled it off for Anthony Spero. Remember Mikey Hamster? Same deal, now for the Bath Avenue Crew. The hit cemented their reputation with the Bonanno family.

Gulino was well on his way to getting inducted. It was only a matter of time.

Massino got out of prison and immediately started to reform the family, closing social clubs, and renaming himself "The Ear." The family was losing serious money from its shrinking presence in labor racketeering, so Massino sent Rob Lino to Wall Street.


And Tommy Reynolds, who was distributing crack, himself became a crackhead.

Chris Paciello, who worked with both the Bath Avenue Crew and the New Springville Boys (when "Mob Wives" husband Lee D'Avanzo was boss of the Staten Island-based crew), needed help pulling off an easy job. It was 1993 now. The job was a basic home invasion, on Staten Island. Only this home had a safe with a million stashed in it. Some old guy would be there alone. Paciello's information was all wrong, too.

Calandra brought Reynolds, the crackhead, with them. Because Reynolds was the guy Calandra brought with him to do home invasions.

But when Calandra and Reynolds knocked on the night of Feb. 18, a woman opened up and stood there. Reynolds shot her in the face. A mistake.

The two ran for the car, which darted away into the night -- but Judy Shemtov, a 46-year-old housewife, who had been sipping tea with her husband before hearing a knock at the door, was dead.


The 20th Avenue Crew had grown up alongside the Bath Avenue Crew and in some ways could be viewed as a mirror image. They had the reputation for violence that the Bath Avenue Crew had, they had lost guys and avenged their deaths. They belonged to the tough Colombo family, which had just finished up a bloody internecine family war.

Imagine the towering egos, the mindsets, the need to build cred. Is it a surprise that it was only a matter of time and proximity before the two crews went to war?

There were many shootings between the crews who turned south Brooklyn into a shooting gallery. Calandra, for one, wouldn't leave his house without a bullet proof vest and four pistols on him.

The violence reached such a high level that Spero stepped in to quiet things.

He allowed everyone a way to save face, put the guns away, and get back to what was important for his Bath Avenue Crew: making Spero money.

Gulino didn't want things to go down this way. He wanted war, he wanted to fire his gun into the heads of other guys and rob them of their lives. He wanted to prove himself all the way to the max -- that way, Spero would have had to get Massino to bring Paulie Brass formally into the crime family.

Spero told him to stop when Gulino wanted Spero to issue death warrants. He wanted Spero's full support to carry on the street war until the end.

Then he wanted Spero dead once he realized Spero wasn't going to go for any of this.

The two had a loud argument. Gulino committed suicide, there in front of Spero. He put his hands on the Old Man and shoved him. Spero turned his back on Gulino and quietly walked away.

You can rise high with lightening speed. But the order for your death can be given just as fast no matter how important you think you are.

The Mafia is the expert when it comes to killing guys like Gulino -- meaning, guys who know they are to be killed, but know how to defend themselves anyway. And are fearless. The mob did with Gulino what it always does with that kind of hard case. They got the only guys in the world he trusted to shoot him in the back of the head.

Joey Calco and Tommy Reynolds paid Gulino the visit, because they were the only two he would open the door for when they came knocking. Jimmy Calandra was cooling off in prison for some earlier crime when this happened.

Joey and Tommy were the only two guys who could ask for a drink and Gulino would turn his back to them to get them a drink. 

Joey killed Paulie Brass, his lifelong friend. He and Reynolds departed, leaving Gulino on the floor for his parents to find him.

Calandra called Reynolds from prison when he'd heard. "Did you do it!" Jimmy shouted into the phone. Reynolds was crying into the phone. "No! No!" but Jimmy knew he was hearing "Yes! Yes!"

Calandra got out -- and the Avenue seemed bare. A lot of folks got pinched while he was away. He had time to reflect on the Shemtov killing and the fact that his lifelong buddies had killed another lifelong buddy.

He was quickly hustled back into a police car before he knew it. A detective told him as they drove to the station that his past had come back to haunt him.
Paulie Gulino.

Realization sank in. They had been friends but had turned into gangsters. Gangsters can't have friends, not really. Because in that distorted life, your friends are your killers.

Jimmy had kept his mouth shut and did his time -- and now that he was finally back home, his "friends" had flipped and were aiming to put him away for life. 

What was he? A sucker?

He had enough. "Fuck it," he said. He flipped and made an agreement, and testified against Spero.

Of all the Bath Avenue Crew members, Fabrizio is the only one who was eventually inducted into the Bonanno family. He was sentenced to life in prison in 2001. 

Joey Calco is in prison. According to the New York Daily News"Calco — a former hit man for the Bonanno crime family with two murder convictions under his belt — had reinvented himself in the witness protection program as Joseph Milano, the owner of Goomba’s Pizza in Florida.

"But Calco’s new life unraveled in 2009 over a beef with customers who were demanding their money back because he screwed up the calzone order. Calco vaulted over the counter and pistol-whipped the victims in a brutal attack captured on video camera.

"Calco was sentenced to 13 years in prison for the calzone beatdown and possession of a gun."

Reynolds got life for the Shemtov slaying. His mother was not happy.

Yammine flipped on Paciello, Calandra and Reynolds.

Gonzalez writes comments on blogs.

Spero and Benanti both died in prison.

Jimmy Calandra is finishing up a true crime account of the Bath Avenue Crew.




Comments

  1. this man's life should be told in Hollywood.Now that would be a great movie.

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  2. I liked the story better on nat geo

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  3. Thanks Ed......I am actually surprised Frabrizio has not tried to take out Chris Paciello from prison. Paciello is living in the open in Florida and Frabrizio, a made guy, would love to get back at him. Why do you think that hasnt happened? My guess the guys in charge dont care and dont need a life sentence when someone from the hit team flips......

    -Suits

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  4. I have heard a lot of guys are pissed at Paciello for living so openly. And he's supposedly wealthy again and back to his old schtick. I think the Feds would come down hard on the mob if they start whacking old turncoats, but who knows.

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  5. Great article Eddie. I don't really know anything about the 20th Avenue Crew. Are there any known members of them?? and also what caused the beef between them and the Bath Avenue Crew? was it just the proximity to each other? thanks for the great read !

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  6. East Harlem gang was the Harlem Red Wings and they were wild

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  7. I agree ed, but in your interviews with FBI agents have you asked that question? That if a high profile informant gets killed, that the fbi will increase their resources against the mob? Even with the budget cuts and more pressing matters such as terrorism, counter intel ops, new emerging oc groups etc.

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  8. DON'T REMOVE THIS STORY. It's apart of Brooklyn history. I grew up on 58st and 21ave and I remenber hearing my mom's and brothers talking bout shootings on 20th. It's a fact of life, these things happened.

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  9. Ill have to check them out. Did you read my story Where the Mob Once Recruited, about Brooklyn street gangs?

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  10. I think it goes without saying. Can you think of any high-profile turncoats who were whacked?

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  11. no i dont think i did... i will look for it. also, if you have easy access could you paste the link here in the comments? i'd love to read it. you write some great stuff!

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  12. nevermind, if its the one from July 29 i found it! thanks again

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  13. Someone who knowsJul 31, 2014, 3:52:00 PM

    This article screams...Jimmy Calandra the rat is trying to make money. He ratted to save his miserable life because he COULD. Because all the government cares about his getting their big "fish" and that was Spero. This was the trial of Joe Benanti the loser who used these kids to make $ cause he couldnt on his own.

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  14. The article screams what? Are you Gonzo?

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  15. someone who knowsJul 31, 2014, 4:01:00 PM

    Its a part of fabricated Brooklyn History..get your story straight and get it from someone besides Rat Calandra. Pauls family found him that day moron..they lived in the same house just one of your bullshit facts

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  16. someone who knowsJul 31, 2014, 4:04:00 PM

    The article screams...I want to make money and have a story I can twist any way I like to do so...just like the prosecutors who make a case based on the rats version of the stories they fabricate to get the indictment they want! Why is the killer of John Pollio not behind bars! Everyone knows who killed him!

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  17. someone who knowsJul 31, 2014, 4:09:00 PM

    Oh I love the part that Jimmy had time to reflect on what he did and Shemtovs murder...ha more like the little shit wasn't going back to jail and used his get out of free jail card...and Walden was very eager to give them out so he can make a name for himself and move on to criminal law...he should be held liable for anyone that Calco kills..he has already raped a 15 year old girl and tried to kill a customer in his pizzeria...

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  18. Would you be willing to email me what you think is incorrect? Jimmy was not a source for this story.

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  19. Another great article Milwaukee Phil....I mean Eddie !!! I'm also quite surprised that Chrissy "Roid Rage" Ludwigsen hasn't met with his demise,considering the way he operates.Although the Joey Merlino confrontation was billed as B.S. by none other than Mr. Merlino himself,Chrissy certainly isn't going out of his way to keep a low profile.I know that the 'outfit' isn't what it used to be,but that guy is practically begging someone to take a shot at him.This leads me to believe that there is something more to it----either constant surveillance aimed at trying to prevent such an event and snaring the perp at the same time,or like you mentioned,the Feds wouldn't take too kindly to any harm coming to any of their former witnesses----especially a high-profile almost celebrity of an informant,such as Chrissy.If the latter is the case,I'm sure they've made it quite clear to as many interested/injured parties as possible.That being said,it still amazes me.The guys in my home area tracked a guy down who was hiding out with monks out in California(2,500 miles away)a year after he left town----and this was over 50 years ago !!!

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  20. True, you are correct that they are afraid of the heat that will be brought upon them. The only way to kill an informant and get away with it is if they either lure them to Mexico or Canada. Mexico is lawless and Canada does not have a rico act.

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  21. On 2nd thought frank lagano was whacked in 2007 for flipping. But that was before the operation was ended for the feds.

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  22. I think you should take this story down. It is old..... And over! People and families do not need to relive any of this!! Thank you.

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  23. Lol @ "untold". Mike has about five books out about his days in LCN.

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  24. This story is inaccurate. Please verify the facts before you post.

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  25. This story has Jimmy written all over it. It is inaccurate and fluffed.

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  26. Can you send me an email address i want to correct you on something here. My name is tony yammine.

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  27. Eddie2843@gmail.com... I'll look on FB too...

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  28. This is the most-read and most-shared blog I've ever written. You think I'm gonna take it down? Email me whatever you want to say to me: eddie2843@gmail.com

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  29. I revised slightly to address the reasons for the war. I hear they were tied to the Colombo family.

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  30. Yeah many turncoats, suspected turncoats are killed but before the opportunity ends... still there is a special law for those who kill known informants. See Daniel Dana.

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  31. Most of the people that are reading this story know the truth. You have lost any creditability that you may have had.

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  32. What is inaccurate? You make one more comment, you're blacklisted too. I lost my credibility? Interesting. You need a shrink. I'm sick and tired of this crap every time I write about Bath Beach. Why don't you get over your problems... this is historical information and you're whining for selfish reasons.

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  33. SomeonewhowantstoknowAug 1, 2014, 8:17:00 AM

    To "Someone who knows"

    You made a comment below
    That says

    "Why is the killer of John Pollio Not beHind bars? Everyone knows who Killed Him? "

    If everyone knows and that includes you why doesn't everyone say who the killer is?

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  34. Chris Binger is a rat. Dont talk about it, be about it.

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  35. Thank you, this brought me back. Keep up the good work. Your stories are well written. Im enjoying reading them

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  36. Danny Fama is a good example. I just hope that Law enforcement also prepares for the possibility of the mob outsourcing the killings of informants. Look what happened to that Hasidic jewish slumlord who got professionally murdered. So I'm saying god forbid it could still be accomplished in this day and age, albeit with more difficulties.

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  37. I took down and locked up dozens of these punks!!!!! and they alll fell and folded and ratted out everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!- When in the room with no one to entertain, they are all Cowards...

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  38. Great Post, Great Read. I love this site.

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  39. Your a coward cop

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  40. I think Danny Fama was with the 20th ave crew in Bensonhurst during the 80's when he was young. I worked construction with a couple of 20th ave gang guys back then

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  41. Whoever thinks this sorry should be removed or thinks it's inaccurate is a fucking idiot. I have been following Cosa Nostra news for 2 years and Ed is 110% accurate and he is open to emails for people who want to correct the content of his story's. Ed in my opinion has a amazing ability to keep us the readers interested in his content! By the way great story Ed!

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  42. And you are a Moron....typical to get a response such as yours, and then when the time comes to face your problems....the response is: HEY- CAN YOU GIVE ME A BREAK??????? Loser..... if you are so vocal- you should display your FULL NAME and PICTURE...but you wont- you my friend are the coward

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  43. THANKS TO ALL MY SUPPORTERS (ANYONE WHO LIKES MY STUFF!!)

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  44. Great stuff ed nobofys likes to here the truth
    this group reminds mw of a few clowns i know only skinny nade himself boss when he split from Jihn stanfa and the rest is history onlyJoeys boys havent turned yet most have done big time. Philly

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  45. Get over it u reap what u sow baby and people like to here about history of the mob and those who pretended to wanna ne m

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  46. Hey Ed, such a good read. Do you know where in Bensonhurst did these Bath Ave Boys live? Does Gulino's family still live there?

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  47. SomeonewhowantstoknowAug 2, 2014, 5:24:00 PM

    I like to know if anyone has compassion for the families that had to endure the heartache of losing they're loved ones.
    What about the families? Paulies mom walking in her kitchen to find her son shot dead? The family of Judith Shemtov? The family of John Pollio who was murdered and his killer still walks the street. Tell me what about these families? Does anyone ever wonder how they feel? It's been over 20 years! If you don't live it You can't feel it. So many families have been destroyed and ripped apart because of this life style that continues to be glorified!

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  48. Obviously we have compassion for the families but this is America we have the freedom of press and speech people who don't like the story or feel this site glorifies this behavior doesn't have to read it.

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  49. Sowwtk U ever hear be carefull what u wish for u might just get it well thats what happened here little snott noses that wanted to be gangsters and in the end were wanna be.s who played by there own rules got bit killed or became rats life is choices and they made theres u and the rest that dont like it get over it i said it earlier like FRANK SINATRA SANG THAT.S LIFE I DON.T CARE WHAT PEOPLE SAY!!!! SHOT DOWN IN MAY. U REAP WHAT U SOW! !! PHILLY

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  50. Fuck off cop, if you were on my block in the bronx you would not be so bold. Why do you want my name bitch you want to have me pinched. Hey coward btw I did 17 years and 7 months in prison and I left guys in there doing life because they would not open their mouths, I want to see you do 7 days tough guy. My name is Anthony and I'm from east Harlem, I live in morris park bx and I'm sure your cop buddies can find me for you and we can see who the coward is.

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  51. FromBathToBensonAug 2, 2014, 11:26:00 PM

    Steve they lived in Bath Beach not Bensonhurst.

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  52. convicted criminal and proud of it? what a jerkoff loser- felon! you are the coward....how big is your asshole? Probably cant hold your shit.....PUNK...Your mother must be proud....the bronx? CESSPOOL...HAHAHAA! loser-felon-convict-and now- bi sexualy perv freak! you must have been someone's bitch- for sure!

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  53. wow ed a lot of sensitive people upset
    with this article is this the norm for people on Bath row ? Philly

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  54. Did you even read the article? I talk to "those families" and I really question your sincerity. I've tried to help many of the mob's victims. Why don't you target VH1? Mob Wives glorifies the mob, not me. Get a life.

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  55. Ok Photobabe333. I'll take it down right now, just for you. But first post a pic of yourself so we can all see whether you're really a "Photobabe"... deal?

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  56. SomeonewhowantstoknowAug 4, 2014, 9:29:00 AM

    Mr. Scarpo
    I never read the article. I talk to "those famlies" I will search it and read it.
    I'm 100 percent sincere. I don't want to target anyone.
    My statement about glorifying this lIfe style had nothing to do with You or your article.

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  57. I love when i see people talk about the "old Days" in Brooklyn...well, if its sooo great in Brooklyn.....MOVE BACK TO THAT CESSPOOL! ..tHE WORST THING THAT HAPPENED WAS THE dIRTY ITALIANS FROM bROOKLYN CAME TO MY BOROUGH......alllllllll italian trash!

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  58. Bunch of assholes that make it bad not only for italian people but people in general.I grew up in this part of brooklyn, I have one word for these guys "IGNORANCE" If you spoke to anyone of them you will know what i am talking about.Just plain dum,and thats what makes a human being so easy to munipulate and do your biding,they have the mentality of ghetto niggers and think brooklyn is the whole world and being tough is what life is about.Happy to know most of them are dead or in prison.

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  59. These kids had no direction and that wasnt spero or benanti job they seen a weak mentality and used them thats what wise guys do take advantage of ones weakness and profit from it the problem with these kids they had no direction at home thats were the problem lies in todays society also. Philly

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  60. They were in addition to the 116th Street Crew?

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  61. Thats correct! It is...why? Because my name is Mario Im from brooklyn? Is this the Logic? Im a born/raised in Staten Island...My parents are from Italy NEVER living in brooklyn....hard working parents that working til their late 60's----My parents kept my family away from the trash like the MOB or people associated with the MOB...Then i worked my entire career putting italian trash like the MOB in jail...and enjoyed every time when we would like up these punks- and they fold like a deck of cards!!!! yea- real tough guys!

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  62. This blog is not about Italians. It's about criminals. You slandered all Italians, your own people (and mine) with your comment. Read it again. You say all Brooklyn Italians are criminals.

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  63. Ok--I am talking about the Mafia - the ITALIAN MAFIA...i deem them allll trash! My only hero from the past are the hard working italians that came to this country make an Honest Living and built this city...but, the works of italian mob trash in which underscores- what real italians are about..... i was questioned whether i meant ALL ITALIANS - I mean alllllllllllll the italian Mob wanna-be Tough guys.....My real hero besides my father,.... is NYPD Lt. Joseph Petrosino.... the leader in the Anti-mafia Squad...Bet you Morons on here that praise the MOB and LIVE in Brooklyn- dont even know where Lt. petrosino Park is in Brooklyn...........

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  64. bath ave was rough and tough and by new utrect high school 79th st and 18th ave was some real tough guys back in the 60's

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  65. Let's not forget Vincent Bickelman....or is it because he was labeled a "Druggie" he does not matter. Well he matters to me...so let's not forget that he died an innocent soul unlike these other squelling murderous pigs.

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  66. You never spoke to me. Family member of the victim Vincent Bickelman aka Vinny Bic whom you labeled a "DRUGGIE". Thanks for that ..... that sure helped a whole lot!

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  67. I didn't label him "druggie" and no, you're not, you're someone with a gmail account who is pretending to be someone else for attention. Glad it helped a lot, though! Thanks!!

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  68. Your callin them "dirty Italian's" yet your parents were from the boot themselves. Basically you are being racist against your own parents Mario!

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  69. That's all I was saying. .. I know you didn't mean all Italians....

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  70. ANITALIANTHATSWHO!Aug 11, 2014, 3:48:00 PM

    Oh ok....ya know what? I got an idea? All you pretentious loudmouths who think your shit dont stink and want to always assume some kind of (smug) moral high ground by saying that shit heres what i got to say to ya:


    Do you want to help me?


    Thats it. hows that? Do you want to help me? Its a simple question.


    Because me and my family are Italian (just like you) and here we are dirt poor and suffering under the oppression of a blatantly and grossly corrupt state, DIRT POOR with no fuckin food in the kitchen cabinets!!!! Hows that for going to work and doing the right thing!!?!?!??! Hmmm???!?


    Cops are so great??? What About the cops that harass and rob and then cuss out sick cancer patents with stomas in their throat like my uncle? How bout them? Because thats what the cops in my state do when they see a poor person driving. Driving while poor. Cops ARE the gang. But more than that the Government and the state is a gang!


    None of you would know that though hiding behind your computer screens and weaseling your way through your bullshit schools like hiding, scared little bitches.


    I come from an Italian Family who went through schools and jobs all their lives and see if ANY OF US have ANYTHING to show for it! NOTHING. Not a shitty little two bedroom house, not a fucking halfway fair pension to look forward to, NOTHING!!!!


    THATS WHAT WE GET FOR WORKING HARD IN THIS BULLSHIT COUNTRY FOR DECADES AND DECADES!!!!


    Well dont you ever expect me to make those same mistakes. I have no faith what so ever in this country AND THATS WHY YOU CAN KISS MY ASS WHEN I GET THE FUCK OUT OF HERE VERY SHORTLY!


    Fuck you all. Your a bunch of sell outs and smug little bitches who get controlled by your cunts that you let enslave you after you weasel your way through whatever bullshit school so you can go hide in your bloody (and yes they are still bloody) houses that you dont deserve!


    Im going for full citizenship in Canada where you live off the natural land in the woods and go to school for FREE and go to the doctors FOR FREE! Where the best cannabis in the world is 9 dollars a GRAM!


    Show this post to your trader cop father or hero or what ever the fuck bull just fell out of your smug little RICH BOY mouth.

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  71. you just summed up your entire pathetivc life.....MORON..go to canade..live free off the government.....ya see more trash...and wasnt talking about cops- talking about hard working italians that came to this country and worked HARD and built this country for what it is today....not the trash LIKE YOU- and the Mafia..and you must help yourself before people can help you...
    stop looking for a handout- ANITALIANTHATSWHO!

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  72. Am I unblocked?

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  73. Georgie Conti killed John Pollio. He is a Captain in the Luchese Crime Family, his choose of crimes are murder and drugs. He killed john Pollio because he called Bobby Decicco a Fag and bobby deciccos father reached out to Georgie conti, because john Pollio and Albert slavin was on record with Georgie conti, so Georgie Conti vulonteered to kill john Pollio and give the credit to Bobby Decicco and mike hamster , and the Georgie decicco was gonna try to get his son Bobby Decicco made with the family. But every time his father put him up to get made " someone always knocked him down.

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  74. cmon now Ed I enjoy reading some of your stories but sometimes you literally just parrot documentaries (inside the american mob episode 6). I could finish your sentences before I even read em.

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  75. If this information was true why is this person not convicted of the murder?

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  76. He is convicted. He took a plea deal for 8 murders and got 21 years for it. Not a bad deal for eight murders. Get your facts straight. Do resource, Georgie conti just finished doing his time and now he is home. And he will kill again one day. He is a stone cold heartless killer. He is a real garbage can. Lowlife..

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  77. I can tell you this info because I'm in the business of not giving a fuck about none of these mob guys. I'll spin them on my Johnson. I fear none of these lowlife losers. They are all a bunch of cowards and pry on the weak . Leave your neighborhood and you ain't nothing but a punk bully. Come bully me, I'll put my foot in your ass.

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  78. Mario you must take it in the ass because you seem to know alot about it punk and like I said get your cop friends to look me up so we can meet face to face and see who the bitch is. Oh wait your only a tough guy behind a computer you fake Italian hater bitch

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