Mafia social clubs have been a part of the fabric of the American Mafia since the beginning.
Owned by mafia members and associates these clubs were locations mobsters used to gather to have a drink, do some friendly gambling, and even plan a crime. Many of these places have become part of mob history including infamous locations like The Triangle Social Club former headquarters of Genovese crime family boss Vincent Gigante and The Ravenite the former headquarters of Gambino crime family boss John Gotti.
Mob social clubs were a prominent feature of the New York Mafia especially but as the mob has declined so have these historic locations. Many mob social clubs have been shut down a lot of which have now been remodeled into new shops and stores in an attempt to hide their infamous past. A map has been developed by mob researcher Charlie Yates using Google Maps which takes us on a tour of these almost forgotten landmarks. The Ultimate New York Mob Social Clubs and Hangouts Map is a great utility not only showing viewers a location but information as to what mafia family it was controlled or owned by.
The mafia social club map uses Googles street view technology to put viewers in front of these historic locations many of us have only read about. Mr. Yates used many resources to put together the map including mafia books, FBI files, and media archives. There are also plans to release a very cool Ultimate Mob Hangouts mobile phone app which will feature even more information then the Google including hangouts from around the United States.
The new Ultimate New York Mob Social Clubs and Hangouts Map and soon to be released mobile app was made to allow viewers to get a glimpse into hangouts of Cosa Nostra says, Mr. Yates. Well, it does exactly that !!