International Best Selling Author Joe Bruno has 3 of the top 6 and 21 of the top 100 Best Selling Books on Amazon/United Kingdom in the category “True Crime – Hoaxes & Deceptions.”

Posted in . Chinatown, bootleggers, Chinese gangs, Cosa Nostra, criminal, criminals, crooked cops, crooks, Drug dealers, killers, mafia with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 23, 2015 by Joe Bruno's Blogs

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‘New York City’s Five Points The Most Dangerous and Decadent Neighborhood Ever!” is highest at #2. It’s also ranked #6 in the same category on Amazon/United States.

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“The Five Points is personal to me. In 1914, my mother, the youngest of 12 children, was born at 104 Bayard Street. When I grew up, I lived around the corner at 134 White Street. During my youth, the area was called Little Italy. But at the time of my mother’s birth, it was still called the Five Points.

The term “Five Points” was coined in the early part of the nineteenth century because the area had at its center a five-point intersection formed by Orange Street (now Baxter Street), Cross Street (then 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.

Across the street from the front entrance to my White Street tenement building, and close enough to reach with three or four leaping bounds, was the imposing city prison called the Tombs. The dark and dreary structure was the third incarnation of a major jailhouse in this area, the first two being located one block to the west on Center 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 of “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, between 7th and 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 ethnic 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.

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

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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Joe Bruno’s new Kindle book “Bonnie Parker: Mob Molls – Beautiful Broads with Brass Balls!!” is now available on Amazon.com.

Posted in Uncategorized on March 16, 2015 by Joe Bruno's Blogs

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Bonnie Parker: Mob Molls - Beautiful Broads with Brass Balls!! (Mob Molls - Beautiful Broads With Brass Balls Book 4)

Bonnie Parker: Mob Molls – Beautiful Broads with Brass Balls!! (Mob Molls – Beautiful Broads With Brass Balls Book 4)

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International Best Selling author Joe Bruno’s “The Mob’s Greats Hits” has been on the market less than 24 hours, and already it is ranked #2 Best Seller in “Hot New Releases – Law Enforcement Biographies,” and #2 Best Seller in “Hot New Releases – True Crime – Hoaxes & Deceptions.”

Posted in Uncategorized on March 13, 2015 by Joe Bruno's Blogs

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It is also ranked #17 Best Seller on Amazon/United States in “Law Enforcement Biographies,” and #23 Best Seller in “True Crime – Hoaxes & Deceptions.”

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The Mob's Greatest Hits Volume One

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Another 5-star review for International Best Selling author Joe Bruno’s “Mob Rats – Jimmy ‘The Weasel’ Fratianno.

Posted in criminals, crooks, Gangs, gangsters, mobs, Mobsters, New York City, organized crime, police, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 4, 2015 by Joe Bruno's Blogs

 

5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Read!,
By Paul M. Mock (Hollywood, CA)

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“Well told…first hand as if you were THERE!”

MOB RATS - JIMMY "THE WEASEL" FRATIANNO

MOB RATS – JIMMY "THE WEASEL" FRATIANNO

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International Best Selling author Joe Bruno has 16 of the top 100 Best Selling books on Amazon/United States in the category “Law Enforcement Biographies,” and 17 of the top 100 Best Sellers in the category “True Crime – Hoaxes & Deceptions.”

Posted in criminals, crooks, Gangs, gangsters, mobs, Mobsters, New York City, organized crime, police, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 3, 2015 by Joe Bruno's Blogs

 

“New York City’s Five Points The Most Dangerous and Decadent Neighborhood Ever!” is ranked highest at #3 and #9 respectively.

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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International Best Selling author Joe Bruno has 6 of the top 20 ranked Best Sellers on Amazon.com/USA in the category “Law Enforcement Biographies.”

Posted in criminals, crooks, Gangs, gangsters, mobs, Mobsters, New York City, organized crime, police, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 1, 2015 by Joe Bruno's Blogs

 

“New York City’s Five Points The Most Dangerous and Decadent Neighborhood Ever!” is ranked highest at #4.

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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Another 5-star review for International Best Selling author Joe Bruno’s “Mob Rats – Abe ‘Kid Twist’ Reles – The Fink Who Took Down Murder Inc.”

Posted in criminals, crooks, Gangs, gangsters, mobs, Mobsters, New York City, organized crime, police, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 26, 2015 by Joe Bruno's Blogs

 

5.0 out of 5 stars “Mob Rats – Abe “Kid Twist” Reles – The Fink Who Took Down Murder Inc., February 26, 2015
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Joe Bruno’s “Mob Rats – Abe “Kid Twist” Reles – The Fink Who Took Down Murder Inc.” is yet another kill read by this author. He is out there and right to the point. No wasting words, he just tells it as it is. He holds nothing back and the pages of this book fly by in a fury. This old time gangster story is electrifying and done in a way that the reader can’t get enough. I was caught up in the real-life drama and couldn’t tear myself away from this quick read I tried.

Reles story is fascinating and pretty heart thumping. I won’t give away the details but he lived a pretty amazing life that came to a screeching halt that you just have to read about. It’s all in there! This book had me gasping out loud.

The research that Joe Bruno does is quite remarkable. I know I can always trust his stories to not only be true but to be told in his signature style of bluntness and sarcasm. What more could you ask for? I am a fan!

Mob Rats - Abe "Kid Twist" Reles - The Fink Who Took Down Murder Inc.

Mob Rats – Abe "Kid Twist" Reles – The Fink Who Took Down Murder Inc.

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