On June mobster Joe Colombo was gunned down at the Italian Union Day Rally at Columbus Circle near Central Park. Colombo never regained consciousness, and he died seven years later. It is generally believed Crazy Joe Gallo orchestrated the Colombo hit.
Paul Castellano: Italian-American organized crime hit its stride during the a result of several decades of Italian immigration to the United States. Pictured in Paul Castellano (center, was the reputed boss of the Gambino crime family in New York City.
Gigante quickly gained power during the and By 1981 he became the family's boss, while Anthony Salerno served as front boss during the first half of the He also failed to plan the murder of Gambino crime family boss John Gotti in