A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from August 25, 2016
Teflon Don

Entry in progress—B.P.

Wikipedia: John Gotti
John Joseph Gotti Jr. (October 27, 1940 – June 10, 2002) was an Italian-American gangster who became boss of the Gambino crime family in New York City. Gotti and his brothers grew up in poverty and turned to a life of crime at an early age. Gotti quickly rose to prominence, becoming one of the crime family’s biggest earners and a protégé of Gambino family underboss Aniello Dellacroce, operating out of the Ozone Park neighborhood of Queens.
Gotti was one of the most powerful and dangerous crime bosses in America. During his era he became widely known for his outspoken personality and flamboyant style, which gained him favor with much of the general public. His peers avoided attracting attention, especially from the media, but Gotti became known as “The Dapper Don” for his expensive clothes and personality in front of news cameras. He was later given the nickname “The Teflon Don” after three high-profile trials in the 1980s resulted in his acquittal, though it was later revealed that the trials had been tainted by jury tampering, juror misconduct, and witness intimidation. Law enforcement authorities continued gathering evidence against Gotti that helped lead to his downfall.

OCLC WorldCat record
Trial by jury
Publisher: Morgan Creek Productions, 1994.
Series: Documenti (Archivio nazionale cinematografico della Resistenza (Italy))., Video ;, 2664.
Edition/Format: VHS video : VHS tape Visual material : English
Database: WorldCat
He’s guilty of murder. The feds have him dead to rights. At last there’s no escape for this mob boss, a “Teflon Don” who has slipped free of murder raps so many times before. But something goes wrong in the jury room. Eleven jurors vote guilty.

Rick Ross Wants to Do Business with Donald Trump: Rap-Up.com
The Teflon Don, who own his own Miami property, has p… http://bit.ly/aSWJMb
1:14 PM - 8 Jun 2010

NOV 13, 2012 @ 05:59 PM
Teflon Don: Why Macy’s, NBC (And America) Won’t Dump Trump
Clare O’Connor , FORBES STAFF
Is there anything Donald Trump could do that would see him permanently blacklisted by the American public? That isn’t a rhetorical question. I’m genuinely curious.

Daniel Dale
Trump is no longer Teflon Don. My story on voters around the country who have abandoned him in the last month:
7:14 PM - 22 Aug 2016

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWorkers/People • Thursday, August 25, 2016 • Permalink

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