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Meyer Shapiro Brownsville, Brooklyn Thug
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,570. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Abe "Kid Twist" Reles, a former partner of Meyer Shapiro, later proved his undoing. The growth of the slot machine industry enriched them but eventually led to a split in their association. There was too much money to be earned in prostitution and various other rackets. Competition for territory in Brooklyn and the Lower East Side led Reles to move out on his own. He became the Shapiros' enemy.
Ghost Walk
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 58,490. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
They say the past cannot be changed. Nick Barton learns it cannot be easily silenced, either. His home town is a ghost town, in many ways, and the founders of Clarkston aren’t giving up the ghost just yet. They have a plan to revive Clarkston. They’ve just been waiting for Nick to set it in motion.
Louis "Pretty" Amberg and the Brooklyn Loansharking War
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,620. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
The deaths of Louis "Pretty" Amberg and his brother, Joseph "Joey", mystified New York Police detectives for some time. Joey was murdered in a garage while Pretty's body was found bagged and burning inside a car in Manhattan. The Amberg brothers were masters of shylocking which came to be known as loan sharking. They met opposition when they tried expanding out of New York's Lower East Side.
Loan Sharks And Hit Men Murder, Inc. Brooklyn, NY 1939-1941
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,600. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
The fate of Irving Puggy Feinstein is an example of the sheer ruthlessness of Murder, Inc.operatives. On September 4, 1939 Feinstein was tortured with a rope and ice pick at the instigation of Abe "Kid Twist" Reles. Later Reles and Anthony "Duke" Maffetore would turn on their associates. Both of them lost their lives in the process. Reles jumped or was pushed out of a hotel window in Coney Island.
Frank Abbandano The Dasher
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,500. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Frank Abbandano was a career criminal who began his unlawful life as the head of the Ocean Hill Hooligans, an East New York gang. Along with Kid Twist, Frank the Dasher became a member of Murder Inc., a criminal organization that hired thugs to murder by contract. Abbandano carried out as many as 40 murders during his stint with Murder Inc. His son, Frank Jr. was a member of the Gambino family.
Lew Feldman 1930s Jewish Boxer From Brooklyn
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 3,340. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Wrestling, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing
Lew Feldman was a very active boxer in both the lightweight and featherweight divisions of boxing, from 1927-1940. He fought Kid Chocolate for the featherweight championship of the world in 1932. Lew was a native of Scotland but came to Brooklyn early in his life. He was raised on the rough streets of Brownsville. I have used contemporary newspaper accounts to chronicle many of Feldman's bouts.
Monster at My Window
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 29,470. Language: American English. Published: June 7, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Screenplays » Sci-Fi
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The story's informal tone broadens into a twisted, underlying theme, both immoral and political: fiends created by man achieve man’s detestable covert scheme under auspices of two mega corporations. The first credible child victims do not escape unpredictable beasts that conduct devious interactions in storm drain tunnels under Brownsville, Texas, where fathers band together to war with them.