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|Founded by||Vito Genovese |
|Founding location||New York City|
|Territory||Greenwich Village and other various neighborhoods in Lower Manhattan, The Bronx, and Yonkers|
|Ethnicity||Italian, Italian-American made men and other ethnicities as "associates"|
|Criminal activities||Racketeering, Bookmaking, loansharking, extortion, gambling, conspiracy and Labour Racketeering|
|Allies||Gambino, Lucchese, Bonanno and Colombo crime families.|
The Greenwich Village Crew is a crew within the Genovese crime family, active in the Greenwich Village area of Manhattan. It was originally controlled by Don Vito Genovese from the early 1920s until his arrest in the late 1950s. In the early 1980s Capo Vincent Gigante, was made the new boss of the Genovese crime family. He continued to operate from and with the Greenwich Village Crew members. Today the crew is still active, but after the death of Dominick Canterino, it is uncertain who is controlling the crew.
The crew controlled many of the organized crime activities throughout downtown Manhattan, and some of the rackets included labor racketeering, gambling, loan sharking, hijackings, and extortion of businesses. The main hangout for Gigante and his crew was based out of the Triangle Social Club, located at 208 Sullivan Street.