Tag: mafia

John’s of The Village

No, this post is not about where to find public restrooms in the Village. It is, though, about a very important part of New York City’s culture: Italian cuisine. Italian Immigrants have made a lasting impact on both Greenwich Village …

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President William McKinley Assassinated

On September 6, 1901, President William McKinley was shot while visiting the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York; he died eight days later. Both the man responsible for the assassination, and the man who assumed the presidency as a result, …

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More on the Mob

We’re still reveling in yesterday’s excitement of seeing Boardwalk Empire set up a mock-prohibition-era scene in the East Village.  In fact, we’re drinking Mint Juleps and listening to Cole Porter right now.  Okay, we don’t get quite that crazy at …

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Prohibition Revisits the East Village

Get out your trilby hats and flapper dresses- Boardwalk Empire, the HBO Prohibition-era mob drama, is filming right here on East 12th Street and 2nd Avenue at John’s Italian Restaurant.  Set in Atlantic City, the series often departs to New …

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