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Mafia boss Joe Masseria lays dead on a Brooklyn restaurant floor holding the ace of spades, 1931.

Mafia boss Joe Masseria lays dead on a Brooklyn restaurant floor holding the ace of spades, 1931.

Joe Masseria, boss de la mafia de New-York, gisant sur le sol d’un restaurant de Brooklyn après son assassinat (1931)

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Joe Masseria, boss de la mafia de New-York, gisant sur le sol d’un restaurant de Brooklyn après son assassinat (1931)

Giuseppe "Joe the Boss" Masseria (January 17, 1886 – April 15, 1931) was an early Mafia don in the United States. He was boss of what is now called the Genovese crime family, one of the New York Mafia's Five Families, from 1922 to 1931.

Giuseppe "Joe the Boss" Masseria (January 17, 1886 – April 15, 1931) was an early Mafia don in the United States. He was boss of what is now called the Genovese crime family, one of the New York Mafia's Five Families, from 1922 to 1931.

le parrain joe masseria git sur le plancher d'un restaurant de broklynn à new-york, tenant un as de pique à la main 1931

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le parrain joe masseria git sur le plancher d'un restaurant de broklynn à new-york, tenant un as de pique à la main 1931

Joe Masseria | ... la Unione Siciliane para disgusto de Joe Masseria… y de Al Capone

Joe Masseria | ... la Unione Siciliane para disgusto de Joe Masseria… y de Al Capone

On April 15, 1931, Joe Masseria was assassinated at one of his favorite restaurants, Nuova Villa Tammaro in Coney Island.  Gangland legend has it that Masseria dined with Charles "Lucky" Luciano before his death. While they played cards, Luciano excused himself to the bathroom, when Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel, Vito Genovese, Albert Anastasia and Joe Adonis rushed in and shot Masseria to death, his four bodyguards having mysteriously disappeared.

On April 15, 1931, Joe Masseria was assassinated at one of his favorite restaurants, Nuova Villa Tammaro in Coney Island. Gangland legend has it that Masseria dined with Charles "Lucky" Luciano before his death. While they played cards, Luciano excused himself to the bathroom, when Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel, Vito Genovese, Albert Anastasia and Joe Adonis rushed in and shot Masseria to death, his four bodyguards having mysteriously disappeared.

Joe Masseria’s Revenge: John’s of 12th Street (A Great Place for a Last Meal)

Joe Masseria’s Revenge: John’s of 12th Street (A Great Place for a Last Meal)

Joe Masseria (Joe the Boss)  1879 - 15th April 1931  Head of the Masseria crime family until his death in a Brooklyn restaurant, ordered by Lucky Luciano & carried out by Bugsy Segal. Lucky Luciano ordered the death of Salvatore Maranzano and took control of the New York families to become Boss of Bosses. Together with Meyer Lansky, Lucky organized the New York mafia into 5 families with their own territories, which became the syndicate headed of cause by Luciano.

Joe Masseria (Joe the Boss) 1879 - 15th April 1931 Head of the Masseria crime family until his death in a Brooklyn restaurant, ordered by Lucky Luciano & carried out by Bugsy Segal. Lucky Luciano ordered the death of Salvatore Maranzano and took control of the New York families to become Boss of Bosses. Together with Meyer Lansky, Lucky organized the New York mafia into 5 families with their own territories, which became the syndicate headed of cause by Luciano.

Joe Masseria | Underworld kingpin Joe "The Boss" Masseria lies on the floor clutching ...

Joe Masseria | Underworld kingpin Joe "The Boss" Masseria lies on the floor clutching ...

The Castellammarese War ran from late 1929 to 1931 and involved two powerful bosses by the name of Joe “The Boss” Masseria and Salvatore Maranzano who were both born in the town of Castellammare del Golfo in Sicily, and both were from the Mustache Pete era who ran the Mafia in old-world ways.

The Castellammarese War ran from late 1929 to 1931 and involved two powerful bosses by the name of Joe “The Boss” Masseria and Salvatore Maranzano who were both born in the town of Castellammare del Golfo in Sicily, and both were from the Mustache Pete era who ran the Mafia in old-world ways.