Joe Bruno’s “Famous Murders, Riots, Disasters, and Crooked Politicians: New York City – 1834 to 1938″ is now available on Amazon.com.

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For those counting, that’s three books in 27 days. But I work on several books at a time, so it’s not as hard as it sounds.

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Murders are mostly gory. But some can be delectably delicious, especially when they revolve around a torrid love triangle. In “Famous Murders, Riots, Disasters, and Crooked Politicians – New York City – 1834 to 1938″ we have several famous New York City murders that fit that bill.

Without issuing a “spoiler alert,” some the murders featured here are: The Murder of Helen Jewett by Richard Robinson – 1837, The Murder of Mary Rogers – “The Beautiful Cigar Girl” by Daniel Payne -1841, and The Murder of Architect Stanford White by Harry Kendall Thaw – 1906.

Riots and disaster are tragedies, and in this book we treat them as such. These riots and disasters include: The Civil War Draft Riots of 1863, The General Slocum Steamship Disaster of 1906, and The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire – 1911.

Bringing up the rear are the crooked politicians, who all too often approximate the rear end of a horse. These creeps include: William “Boss” Tweed – 1850-1973, Timothy “Big Tim” Sullivan – 1894-1912, and the man who came within an inch of becoming the President of the United States – New York City Special Prosecutor Thomas E. Dewey – 1931-1938.

So, slip into a nice comfortable chair with your beverage of choice; fire up your Kindle and enjoy!

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Joe Bruno has 14 books ranked in the top 100 on Amazon.com in the category “Best Sellers in Law Enforcement Biographies & Memoirs.”

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“New York City’s Five Points: The Most Dangerous and Decadent Neighborhood Ever!” is ranked highest at # 6.

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Joe Bruno has 6 of the top 20 ranked books on Amazon.com in the category “Best Sellers in Law Enforcement Biographies & Memoirs.”

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The just released (8/24) “New York City’s Five Points: The Most Dangerous and Decadent Neighborhood Ever! ” is ranked highest at # 8.

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“On March 24, 1914, Nancy Mucerino, the youngest of 12 children, was born at 104 Bayard Street, in the heart of the Five Points neighborhood, which the locals, in order to erase the lingering stench of times gone by, were starting to call Little Italy, or the Sixth Ward. Nancy’s eleven older brothers and sisters were born in the same building. The first child, a boy named Pasquale, took his first breath in 1896, the same year the building was built.

Nancy Mucerino was my mother, and Pasquale was my Uncle Patsy.

The term the “Five Points” was derived in the early part of the Nineteenth Century because its Ground Zero was a five-point intersection formed by Orange Street (now Baxter Street, Cross Street (First Park and now Mosco Street – Frank Mosco was my Little League coach), Anthony Street (Now Worth), Little Water Street (which no longer exists), and Mulberry Street.

In the early-1800s, the Five Points neighborhood bounded by Centre Street on the west, and the Bowery/Chatham Square on the east. Canal Street was the northern border and Park Row – the southern border. The boarders of the Sixth Ward have since lengthened on the north side, going as far as Houston Street.

Across the street from the front entrance to my tenement building, 134 White Street, the corner of Baxter, and close enough to touch with three or four leaping bounds, was the ominous-looking city prison called the Tombs. The dark and dreary structure was the third incarnation of this monstrosity; the first two being located one block to the west on Centre Street. The Tombs played an integral part of the Five Points sordid history. Hundreds of dastardly individuals were hung at the Tombs, and hundreds of thousands more had the Tombs as their mailing address, some permanently.

In 1896, at the prodding of journalist Jacob Riis, the hideous Mulberry Bend was demolished by the city, and Columbus Park was built in its stead. Before then, the Five Points was predominantly Irish, and it is estimated that 10,000 – 15,000 people, mostly Irish, lived in horrendous squalor in the four square blocks that comprised “The Bend.” When The Bend’s buildings were razed, the Irish were displaced. Most moved north to Hell’s Kitchen, the area bounded by 42nd Street and 59th Streets, and 7th to 12th Avenues.

After the demolition of Mulberry Bend, the Five Points became the domain of Italian Immigrants sprinkled with a few hundred Chinese, who claimed parts of Mott, Pell, and Doyers Streets as their turf. In fact, over the first two decades of the Twentieth Century, the Five Points district evolved into two intertwining neighborhoods: Little Italy and Chinatown.

It wasn’t until the mid-1920s that the term “Five Points” started to fade from the vocabulary of the area’s residents. In fact, as a child growing up, when I spoke to my aunts and uncles, the term “Five Points” came up quite often and never in favorable terms.

Most remnants of the original Five Points have long been gone. But the names of its former inhabitants still flicker across the lips of many New Yorkers, never in a flattering context.

In this book, the history of the Five Points is detailed in alphabetical order; not in chronological order, which I found overlapped to such a degree to make it unwieldy.

So, fire up your Kindle and read about some of the most distasteful creatures ever to roam the face of the earth. They all inhabited my old Five Points neighborhood in times gone by.”
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“New York City’s Five Points: The Most Dangerous and Decadent Neighborhood Ever!” was released on Amazon.com and debuted at #28 in the category “Best Sellers in Law Enforcement Biographies & Memoirs.”

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“On March 24, 1914, Nancy Mucerino, the youngest of 12 children, was born at 104 Bayard Street, in the heart of the Five Points neighborhood, which the locals, in order to erase the lingering stench of times gone by, were starting to call Little Italy, or the Sixth Ward. Nancy’s eleven older brothers and sisters were born in the same building. The first child, a boy named Pasquale, took his first breath in 1896, the same year the building was built.

Nancy Mucerino was my mother, and Pasquale was my Uncle Patsy.

The term the “Five Points” was derived in the early part of the Nineteenth Century because its Ground Zero was a five-point intersection formed by Orange Street (now Baxter Street, Cross Street (First Park and now Mosco Street – Frank Mosco was my Little League coach), Anthony Street (Now Worth), Little Water Street (which no longer exists), and Mulberry Street.

In the early-1800s, the Five Points neighborhood bounded by Centre Street on the west, and the Bowery/Chatham Square on the east. Canal Street was the northern border and Park Row – the southern border. The boarders of the Sixth Ward have since lengthened on the north side, going as far as Houston Street.

Across the street from the front entrance of my tenement building and close enough to touch with three or four leaping bounds, was the ominous-looking city prison called the Tombs. The dark and dreary structure was the third incarnation of this monstrosity; the first two being located one block to the west on Centre Street. The Tombs played an integral part of the Five Points sordid history. Hundreds of dastardly individuals were hung at the Tombs, and hundreds of thousands more had the Tombs as their mailing address, some permanently.

In 1896, at the prodding of journalist Jacob Riis, the hideous Mulberry Bend was demolished by the city, and Columbus Park was built in its stead. Before then, the Five Points was predominantly Irish, and it is estimated that 10,000 – 15,000 people, mostly Irish, lived in horrendous squalor in the four square blocks that comprised “The Bend.” When The Bend’s buildings were razed, the Irish were displaced. Most moved north to Hell’s Kitchen, the area bounded by 42nd Street and 59th Streets, and 7th to 12th Avenues.

After the demolition of Mulberry Bend, the Five Points became the domain of Italian Immigrants sprinkled with a few hundred Chinese, who claimed parts of Mott, Pell, and Doyers Streets as their turf. In fact, over the first two decades of the Twentieth Century, the Five Points district evolved into two intertwining neighborhoods: Little Italy and Chinatown.

It wasn’t until the mid-1920s that the term “Five Points” started to fade from the vocabulary of the area’s residents. In fact, as a child growing up, when I spoke to my aunts and uncles, the term “Five Points” came up quite often and never in favorable terms.

Most remnants of the original Five Points have long been gone. But the names of its former inhabitants still flicker across the lips of many New Yorkers, never in a flattering context.

In this book, the history of the Five Points is detailed in alphabetical order; not in chronological order, which I found overlapped to such a degree to make it unwieldy.

So, fire up your Kindle and read about some of the most distasteful creatures ever to roam the face of the earth. They all inhabited my old Five Points neighborhood in times gone by.”

 

New York City's Five Points: The Most Dangerous and Decadent Neighborhood Ever!

New York City's Five Points: The Most Dangerous and Decadent Neighborhood Ever!

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New York City's Five Points: The Most Dangerous and Decadent Neighborhood Ever!

New York City's Five Points: The Most Dangerous and Decadent Neighborhood Ever!

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My new book ” New York City’s Five Points: The Most Dangerous and Decadent Neighborhood Ever!”will be released tomorrow.

Posted in criminals, crooks, Gangs, gangsters, mobs, Mobsters, New York City, organized crime, police, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 23, 2014 by Joe Bruno's Blogs

 Based on pre-orders, a new wrinkle on Amazon,com, it’s already ranked # 33 in the category “Best Sellers in Law Enforcement Biographies & Memoirs.”

 

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Joe Bruno has 8 of the first 34, 10 of the first 42, and 13 of the first 100 top ranked books on Amazon.com in the category “Best Sellers in Law Enforcement Biographies & Memoirs.”

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“Mobsters, Gangs, Crooks, and Other Creeps-Volume 1 – New York City” is ranked highest at #7.

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“New York City’s Five Points: The Most Dangerous and Decadent Neighborhood Ever!” has not even been released yet. But it’s ranked # 54 on Amazon.com in the category “Best Sellers in Law Enforcement Biographies & Memoirs.”

Posted in criminals, crooks, Gangs, gangsters, mobs, Mobsters, New York City, organized crime, police, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 21, 2014 by Joe Bruno's Blogs

 

This ranking is based on the pre-orders.

The book goes on sale August 24.

New York City's Five Points: The Most Dangerous and Decadent Neighborhood Ever!

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