129 Mulberry Street
Leave the gun-take the calamari
Shortly after opening in 1972, Umberto’s Clam House became one of the most famous restaurants in New York-—but not because of their scungilli. The Little Italy destination is where notorious mobster “Crazy Joe” Gallo was gunned down on his 43rd birthday. After a night on the town, Gallo and his family were relaxing at a table in the back when four gunmen burst in with revolvers and lit up the place.
Decades later, Umberto’s moved up the block, and the site of the murder is now home to a different Italian spot, Da Gennaro.