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  • Rediscovering gangster Jewish roots

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 25, 2008 | 8:35 pm

    I always thought my gangster roots were on the Italian side of my family. My sister often joked that some distant relative of ours was mobbed up. They weren’t, but considering all the Italians and Jews in my family that came through New York, I wouldn’t be surprised if someone along...

  • Meyer Lansky, hero and villain, back from the dead and live on stage

    By Tom Tugend

    June 28, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    When he died peacefully as a retired businessman in Miami on Jan. 15, 1983, the New York Times headlined the sizeable obituary, "Meyer Lansky dead at 81; Financial Wizard of Organized Crime."

    A few paragraphs down, an FBI agent, who had dogged Lansky for decades, expressed his...
  • Spectator - ‘Soprano’ Sings on Jewish Couch

    By Ami Eden

    April 6, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    A month into the new and perhaps final season of "The Sopranos," it's high time to consider our favorite TV mobster's predilection for Jews.

    Of course, "The Sopranos" features its share of corrupt Jews as well as several marginally anti-Semitic wiseguys. Yet Tony Soprano has evinced...

  • The Hit Man Who Came to Dinner

    By Sandee Brawarsky

    November 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    "Blood Relation" by Eric Konigsberg (HarperCollins, $25.95).

    Harold "Kayo" Konigsberg has been behind bars since 1963. He has served time in more than 15 prisons and is next up for parole in 2006, when he'll be 78. No one expects this Jewish hit man from New Jersey, who freelanced...

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  • The New Melones Murders

    By Si Frumkin

    March 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The New Melones Lake, a reservoir near the city of Modesto, is in a quiet, rural area in central California. The reservoir resembles a river more than a lake as it winds its way among the hills of Calaveras and Tuolumne counties.

    The reservoir is a popular fishing area, but in the...

  • Un ‘Common’ Characters

    By Mike Levy

    January 24, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Two garbage bags full of dead birds separate four Brooklyn buddies from their dreams in actor-playwright Matthew Klein's debut production, "The Common Man."

    Japs Peretti (Klein), estranged son of a Mafia don, looks to rival mafioso Joey the Saint for the half-million dollars he...

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