Museum of the American Gangster, New York City

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The Museum of the American Gangster is a two-room museum located at 80 St. Mark's Place in the East Village, Manhattan New York City. Opened in 2010, it is located upstairs from a former speakeasy in a neighborhood once frequented by Al Capone, Lucky Luciano, and John Gotti. Its Exhibition of the American Gangster was "founded to preserve newspapers, photographs and other original documents from the Prohibition Era". The museum's collection of memorabilia of organized crime in America includes John Dillinger's death masks, bullets from the Saint Valentine's Day massacre investigation, and a bullet from the shooting of Pretty Boy Floyd. The former speakeasy has a history of its own; the building is the former residence of Walter Scheib. The exhibit is currently open. It is also possible to tour the old speakeasy.
July 24, 2010 marked the twentieth anniversary of the release of Goodfellas. This milestone was celebrated with a private screening hosted by Henry Hill for a select group of invitees at the Museum of the American Gangster.
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  • Traveled here on Feb 14; anniversary of St Valentines Day massacre. Tour guide very knowledgeable, we didn’t budget enough time to visit so had to leave tour early. Fascinating building with...  more »
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