Brooklyn – July 1, 1928 – Photographer Unknown
Known as the ‘Al Capone of Brooklyn,’ Frankie Yale was shot by rival gang members. As he drove his Lincoln coupe while being injured, he later lost control of his car and landed on the front stoop of this house on 44th Street. This was to be known to be the first New York mob hit that employed sub-machine guns.
On this chilly day, flames consumed the church of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary. This famous landmark was claimed to have been destroyed by the fire, yet today after much construction, it’s now rebuilt and studying tall.
Brooklyn - July 28, 1957 - Original Photographer - Paul Bernius
An inmate, who had been recently released from the Brooklyn House of Detention, needed some clothes. He and two friends decided to steal a car and rob a clothing store. As seen in the original picture, they didn’t get too far. The autobody shop in the background has been noted to be still in business.
66 Court St., Brooklyn - January 31, 1961 - Ed Peters