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True Crime Bay Ridge: On Shore Road, the First Mafia Murder in New York

In 1902, a few teenage boys swimming off 73rd Street discovered the almost-beheaded corpse of a Brooklyn grocer, which would lead police to one of the earliest organized gangs in the city.

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True Crime Bay Ridge: A Mafia Murder on Shore Road

James Hawkes took his terrier, Spot, for a walk. It was a cloudy Sunday, February 6, 1938, and it had probably either just stopped raining or was about to start. Hawkes lived at 9203 Third Avenue, in a building long since torn down. Despite the weather, the 15-year-old planned to walk almost a mile; he […]