will add and update this tour of my old stomping ground.
Included will be actual locations of old mob fronts depicted
in the film, as well as gravesites and crime sites from
my three decades in the mafia. Please do not hassle or
bother the current residents of these areas, they had
nothing to do with these activities, and if they did,
then trust me, tread lightly.
JOE BUDHA'S AND FRENCHY'S MURDER SCENE
During the murder spree that followed the Lufthansa heist,
on April 13th, a Buick was found on the corner of Schenectady
and Avenue M in Brooklyn. Joseph "Joe Budha" Manri and
Robert "Frenchy" McMahon slumped over in the front seat,
each shot once in the head with a .44 caliber.
MY OLD HOUSE & THE CAB STAND
Located at 392 Pine Street, between Brownsville and East
New York. This is where I was introduced to the life.
As in the film, The Cab Stand was across from my house,
at the time I think it was 401 Pine Street.
See the map
Presto Pizza was Paulie's pizza joint, located nearby,
on Pitkin Avenue, between Crescent and Pine on the north
side of the street. This is where I witnessed my first
hit, and got busted for wasting aprons. See
TOMMY DISIMONNE'S BACKYARD
True in the film, Tommy's mother did live in the area,
although he was rarely at the 115th Avenue and Lefferts
Blvd. home (he had an apartment above Robert's and a place
with his wife). Yet he did use the backyard for burying
more than just a few whack-jobs, which are probably still
down there, what's left of them. See
The infamous Robert's Lounge, located at Lefferts and
Rockaway. Jimmy buried over a dozen bodies, including
Billy Bats, Reno, and Spider, under the bocce courts.
Under the club, in the basement was also a graveyard for
KENNEDY AIRPORT ANNEX FIELD
You could probably go out today and find signs from the
rush job burials. Indentations in the ground, small lopsided
mounds of earth, and probably some rusty picks and broken
shovels. I haven't been there in over a decade. The field
is south of the airport, basically straight out from Lefferts
Blvd. and across the inlet, on the far southwestern reaches
of the marshy airport property, perpendicular to the JFK
Expressway. We weren't the only ones. For years Murder
Incorporated used this area for dumping and disposal.