Museum of the American Gangster

Museum of the American Gangster Located in a former speakeasy, the goal of the Museum of the American Gangster is to objectively present the role that crime has played in shaping the politics, culture, myth and lore of New York City -- and beyond.
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Resemblance or not?
05/03/2020

Resemblance or not?

Tom Hardy as Al Capone for the upcoming biopic, #Capone. [📸 @gregwilliamsphotography]

Happy Birthday Alfredo James Pacino!
04/25/2020

Happy Birthday Alfredo James Pacino!

03/16/2020

Due to the citywide shutdowns, we will be closed until further notice...

02/18/2020

Part time guide needed, Weekends are mandatory. Do not apply if not available on weekends. Must be able to multi task. Must be able do tours on different levels of building.

12/24/2019
12/19/2019

Unfortunately we will be closed on Thursday 12/19/2019.

RIP Danny Aiello
12/13/2019

RIP Danny Aiello

We will update with New Years hours after Christmas!
12/12/2019

We will update with New Years hours after Christmas!

Should be good.....
09/25/2019
Forest Whitaker portrays gangster Bumpy Johnson in ‘Godfather of Harlem’

Should be good.....

During times of oppression in the Black community, there have arisen both men and women who can best be described as an “anti-heroes.” Among the most notorious, was legendary Black gangster Ellsworth Raymond Johnson, known on the streets of Harlem as Bumpy Johnson, the “Godfather of Harlem.”...

08/04/2019

Sorry for any inconvenience but we will be closed today, Sunday August 4th.

07/24/2019
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The management and staff of the Museum of the American Gangster join the friends and family of Frank Lucas in sadness at...
06/01/2019

The management and staff of the Museum of the American Gangster join the friends and family of Frank Lucas in sadness at the passing of this great friend to the museum. Our dearest condolences to his family.

The management and staff of the Museum of the American Gangster join the friends and family of Tony Napoli in sadness at...
05/06/2019

The management and staff of the Museum of the American Gangster join the friends and family of Tony Napoli in sadness at the passing of this great friend to the museum. Recently Tony's wonderful wife Laura stepped into eternity and the other day, Tony joined her. Our dearest condolences to his family.

The history that’s filled these halls
04/27/2019

The history that’s filled these halls

Al Profit (left) Ike Atkinson, Liddy Jones and Gaspar Vetrano far right at the screening of "The Frank Matthews Story"

If you’ve stopped by recently you might have seen some great sidewalk art done by our lovely bartender, Drew!
04/27/2019

If you’ve stopped by recently you might have seen some great sidewalk art done by our lovely bartender, Drew!

02/19/2019
Rad Season

Thanks for including us @Rad Season!

From a two-room museum that takes you back in time to an era filled with prohibition style music, bullets from gang massacres to some of the quirkiest and most oddly satisfying modern artifacts. To name a few, you may find on display fake vomit from around the world and “not bombs”, which are a variety of objects mistaken for explosives such as a dildo with an LED light. Can it get any weirder?

#radseason #nycmuseum

02/12/2019

We're revamping our Instagram page!
Click on over and look through our Valentine's Crime Spree going on this week.

11/22/2018
Beer Run Bobby

Happy Thanksgiving! (Excuse the Explicit language) We will be closed Thursday November 22nd, 2018.

I just can’t. 😫😂

Sign up below for a chance to win posters and tickets to see @TheOldManandtheGun! In his last big screen appearance, Rob...
09/24/2018

Sign up below for a chance to win posters and tickets to see @TheOldManandtheGun! In his last big screen appearance, Robert Redford plays Forrest Tucker – a lifelong gangster who robbed banks well into his 70s and infamously escaped from prison 16 times. #TheOldManAndTheGun https://goo.gl/forms/Si1YNvPH5FmBWlTO2

07/13/2018

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we will not be open Saturday July 14th, 2018.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

Check out last night's Crime Beat with Ron Chepesiuk radio show, which featured an engaging discussion with Anthony Dest...
07/13/2018

Check out last night's Crime Beat with Ron Chepesiuk radio show, which featured an engaging discussion with Anthony Destefano about his new book, Top Hoodlum: Frank Costello, Prime Minister of the Mafia. The press nicknamed Frank Costello “The Prime Minister of the Underworld.” The U.S. Treasury’s Bureau of Narcotics described him as “one of the most powerful and influential Mafia leaders in the U.S.” But to friends and associates, he was simply “Uncle Frank.” Who was Frank Costello, the legend, really? That’s the question Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Anthony M. DeStefano sets out to answer—in what is being described as the definitive portrait of one of the most fascinating figures in the annals of American crime. Go to www.artistfirst.com/crimebeat.com

07/04/2018
05/10/2018

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the museum will be closed today 5/10/2018. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Welcome to the Neighborhood Joe & Pat's Pizzeria and Restaurant!!!!!!!
04/30/2018
Joe & Pat's now open on 1st Avenue

Welcome to the Neighborhood Joe & Pat's Pizzeria and Restaurant!!!!!!!

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We will be closed Monday 4/30/2018 due to a film shoot.  We will reopen for our 1pm tour on Tuesday 5/01/2018.
04/27/2018

We will be closed Monday 4/30/2018 due to a film shoot. We will reopen for our 1pm tour on Tuesday 5/01/2018.

Looks almost the same....
03/21/2018

Looks almost the same....

Times Square as it looked in 1878
Broadway at 47th Street looking south just before it meets with 7th Avenue.

Today 3/21/2018.
03/21/2018

Today 3/21/2018.

Address

78 St. Mark's Place Through The Black Gate, Up The Stairs And Through The Door.
New York, NY
10003

Opening Hours

Monday 13:00 - 19:00
Tuesday 13:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 13:00 - 18:00
Thursday 13:00 - 18:00
Friday 13:00 - 18:00
Saturday 13:00 - 18:00
Sunday 13:00 - 18:00

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I am the author of the forthcoming book, Boxing and the Mob. Anyone interested in the history of the mob will find this book an exciting and informative read.
Gangland -U.S Style © 2018js There I was At the top of the stairs My gun raised high I couldn’t believe What I did To that old guy The blood was crawling Down the Stairs Into the neighborhood Who’s going to see it When no one would Some past with heads hung low Wouldn’t even take a look Of the dying Romeo Casualty of the hood He was just a mistake Caught unaware Head blown away To be hidden forever A life wasted-unfair Tragedy to the upper class Middle didn’t care at all Down in the gutter Where might makes right Blood directs the show A place that knows no peace Soaked with the red flow Excuse us if we don’t cry We stand strong and alone It’s just how you see life pass What matters is the view Let’s take it to another room High above the avenue
Never bend but looking like a big maybe I will in Sept.
Will you be opened on July 4th? How about day before/after? Trying to plan and just want to make sure we do not trek into the city if you are not opened. Thank you.
Is the museum open on January 15, 2018
Hello! I tried calling the museum, but the line has been busy for the past hour. I'd like to know if the museum will be open on Veterans Day tomorrow? Also, is a guided tour included once tickets are purchased? Thank you!
Hey, We are hoping to visit you from De montfort University, UK again with our students. Last time the students loved it! I will email you as before when we have final numbers! Looking forward to visiting again :)
To mr.Otway ,hi my name is Bill,I recently had the pleasure of visiting your American gangster museum,it was great. The guided tour was excellent.I'm originally from the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood and I noticed that your museum had no information on the Irish mobs of NYC I have a whole file of newspaper articles on the Westies Irish mob if you are interested.I can be reached at 1-845-258-8019
We need your help!!