That’s Lucky Luciano, he’s like a caricature of a Mafia goomba. The pics are a mix of cool stuff, like the painters hanging out in the rigging of the Brooklyn Bridge, and messed up, like the pic of the mobster stuffed in a garbage can.
They the pics from the 80s are interesting too. That’s when I used to hang out in the City, and it’s weird how much it’s changed. Back then, you could, and usually would, see junkies shooting up on the streets and know that within a mile of you someone was being raped, someone else was being murdered and a bunch of someone elses were being mugged at any given minute. It wasn’t a pretty place and you had to be very much on your toes.
That was before Benito Giuliani cleaned up the city that could not be cleaned up. It’s changed quite a bit since then.
I forget where I saw this, probably the puppy blender.
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