Today in LES History: Colombo Gangster ‘Little Dom’ Cataldo Born on Essex Street

Posted March 19, 2015 at 8:04 am

On this day in… 1923 – Colombo Crime Family soldier Dominick “Little Dom” Cataldo was born in a small apartment on Essex Street. In 1985, Cataldo was indicted on federal racketeering charges that included extortion, theft, loansharking, illegal gambling, bribery, and drug trafficking. For his crimes, the mobster got 35 years and died behind bars […]

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Coming Soon: Mob Scene Gallery at 396 Broome

Last modified November 7, 2010 at 6:35 pm

Sitting quietly beside the recently-relocated Cowboy Shoe Repair at the nexus of Broome Street and Centre Market Pl is a sliver storefront currently undergoing some renovations.  It’s pretty easy to walk by without noticing. Well, in a matter of weeks, this narrow space will birth a gallery showroom with an historical bent.

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