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Daily Archives: March 12th, 2012

Sam Digristina (l.) and Raymond Castellano, and other members at Cafe Liberty social club in Queens can’t pay the rent.  The club, an old gang hangout, will soon close

By John Marzulli, New York Daily News

In the old days, the place was packed with wiseguys. In the kitchen, a Gambino capo would stir the gravy for men with names like Louie Gags and Sammy Piss Clams.

There was a gangland hit amid the tomato plants in the garden, and the FBI seized a picture of Curly from the Three Stooges during one raid.

But the glory — and gory — days of Cafe Liberty in Ozone Park, Queens, are long gone. The gangsters who once filled the social club are in the ground or behind bars. read more  Here