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How A Jewish Mobster Became The Leader Of A Nazi-Punching Gang On The Brink Of World War II

How A Jewish Mobster Became The Leader Of A Nazi-Punching Gang On The Brink Of World War II

In 1936, New York congressman Nathan Perlman asked Jewish mob boss Meyer Lansky to intimidate Nazi sympathizers across the city. The mafioso even did it for free.
Bronx Hospital Accidentally Pulls The Plug On The Wrong Person In A Terrible Case Of Mistaken Identity

Bronx Hospital Accidentally Pulls The Plug On The Wrong Person In A Terrible Case Of Mistaken Identity

Shirell Powell is now suing the hospital for accidentally having her sign off on a stranger's death. The experience has left her "devastated."
Carmine Persico Has Been A Mafia Boss Since 1973, But Behind Bars Since 1987

Carmine Persico Has Been A Mafia Boss Since 1973, But Behind Bars Since 1987

Known as "Immortal," octogenarian Carmine Persico has been ruling the Colombo crime family from prison for 30 years.
The Astounding True Story Of The Lufthansa Heist Only Hinted At In ‘Goodfellas’

The Astounding True Story Of The Lufthansa Heist Only Hinted At In ‘Goodfellas’

When they pulled off the Lufthansa heist, it was the largest robbery in U.S. history. Four decades later, the few who survived the bloodbath have still evaded justice.
31 Vintage Crime Scenes Brought To Life In Stunningly Gruesome Color

31 Vintage Crime Scenes Brought To Life In Stunningly Gruesome Color

These colorized versions of vintage black-and-white crime scene photos reveal a unique perspective on the murders, mobsters, and mayhem of decades past.
Scholar Who Survived The Nazis As A Boy Killed By Pushy NYC Subway Passenger

Scholar Who Survived The Nazis As A Boy Killed By Pushy NYC Subway Passenger

"What I want him to do is realize what he did, to remember it and feel guilty," said Kurt Salzinger's widow. "He destroyed a person's life to rush for a train."
Frank Serpico: The NYPD Whistleblower Who Uncovered Corruption — And Was Shot In The Face For It

Frank Serpico: The NYPD Whistleblower Who Uncovered Corruption — And Was Shot In The Face For It

In 1970s Brooklyn, idealistic cop Frank Serpico blew the whistle on bribery and crime within the force. This almost cost him his life, as fellow officers turned on him.
Portrait ‘Painted’ By AI Algorithm Is Up For Auction By Christie’s

Portrait ‘Painted’ By AI Algorithm Is Up For Auction By Christie’s

The portrait of a fictitious, 18th-century man is the first piece of art created by an algorithm to be sold by an auction house.
33 CBGB Photos From The Heyday Of New York City Punk Rock

33 CBGB Photos From The Heyday Of New York City Punk Rock

When it was first opened in 1973, CBGB was supposed to showcase country and bluegrass, but it would soon become the punk rock headquarters of the world.
This Week In History News, Oct. 7 – 13

This Week In History News, Oct. 7 – 13

Girl pulls ancient sword from lake, researchers uncover identity of New York mystery mummy, lasers reveal hidden Maya structures.
Mystery Of Shockingly Well-Preserved Mummy Found In New York City Finally Solved

Mystery Of Shockingly Well-Preserved Mummy Found In New York City Finally Solved

Construction workers thought that they had unearthed the body of a recent murder victim, but a closer look revealed a much longer history for the mysterious mummy.