'They don't bother nobody': the quiet presence of New York's mafia

Shooting of alleged boss ‘Franky Boy’ Cali shines light on Staten Island neighborhood with history of mob ties

It had all the makings of an old school mob hit: Francesco “Franky Boy” Cali, the reputed head of the Gambino crime family, was shot to death outside his Staten Island home.

The murder struck many as a throwback to another era, when mafia families warred for control of lucrative rackets. It’s been more than three decades since the last targeted killing of a mob boss in New York. These days, the bosses are more likely to die of old age, as one did behind bars last week.

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Source: The Guardian
'They don't bother nobody': the quiet presence of New York's mafia