Tue Dec 17 2013 15:35:29 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Brooklyn – July 1, 1928. Original photographer unknown. Frankie Yale, a gangster known as the “Al Capone of Brooklyn,” lost out to rivals as he drove a Lincoln coupe through the streets of Borough Park. ln what is believed to have been the ﬁrst New York mob hit that employed Thompson sub-machine guns, he lost control of his car and smashed into the front stoop of a house on 44th Street. The block is quiet today, but the building still stands – as does the tree at right, the only living witness to the mayhem of a past era. Composite image by Marc Herman.