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The Gemini Lounge

Mob Hangout in Brooklyn, New York

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The Gemini Lounge: DeMeo crew

This is the former location of the infamous Gemini Lounge.

It is situated at 4021 Flatlands Avenue in Brooklyn, New York.

During the 1970s and 1980s, it was the headquarters of a notorious mob outfit called the DeMeo crew, which was a part of the Gambino crime family.

Ironically, it is now the location of a religious organization called Purpose Life Church.

It is believed that between 100 and 200 people were secretly murdered and dismembered inside this building.

The victims were usually lured into the lounge via a side door. At that point, the crew's leader, Roy DeMeo, would shoot them in the head with a silenced pistol and then quickly wrap a towel around their wound.

The Gemini Lounge in Brooklyn
The facade of the building has remained largely the same.

To limit the victim's blood flow and prevent further bleeding, another member of the crew would stab them in the heart.

This step was necessary because the human heart has its own electrical system that will continue to pump blood around the body for a short period of time after the brain has died.

Following the murder, the person was disrobed and dismembered in a bathtub at the back. Their body parts were then wrapped in plastic, placed into cardboard boxes, and dumped at a landfill on Fountain Avenue.

This "procedure" was nicknamed the "Gemini method" because most of the victims were murdered in an apartment at the back of the lounge.

In the eyes of the DeMeo crew, it was a quick and easy way to make their enemies disappear without making too much of a mess.

Sending the remains to the landfill on Fountain Avenue also complicated matters for the authorities, as tons of garbage were dumped there on a daily basis.

Mob associate Frank Amato was one person who fell victim to the "Gemini method."

Amato was married to Constance Castellano, who was the daughter of Gambino crime boss Paul Castellano. However, the couple eventually separated due to Amato's infidelity and physical abuse.

A couple of years after their divorce, Castellano allegedly ordered the death of his former son-in-law.

On September 20th, 1980, DeMeo lured Amato to the Gemini Lounge under the pretense that he wanted to talk business with him. However, once he stepped inside, he was shot dead and dismembered.

Roy DeMeo and Frank Amato
Roy DeMeo and Frank Amato.

Unlike the other victims, Amato's remains were not sent to the landfill on Fountain Avenue. Instead, the DeMeo crew dumped his body in the sea.

Gemini Lounge address

The address and the GPS coordinates for this location are as follows:


4021 Flatlands Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, NY 11234, USA


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GPS coordinates

The latitude and longitude coordinates for the lounge are:

40.622796, -73.933345


The Gemini Lounge was situated in the Flatlands neighborhood of Brooklyn. These days, it is a church. It sits at the intersection of Flatlands Avenue, 41st Street, and Troy Avenue.


Photos of the lounge and other related images.

The Gemini Lounge

The Gemini Lounge

This is a "then and now" photo of the former Gemini Lounge.

It is now home to the Purpose Life Church.

Back in the 1970s and 1980s, this was the main hangout spot for DeMeo and his crew. During this period, many men entered the building and came back out in a box.

4021 Flatlands Avenue

4021 Flatlands Avenue

This Google Street View image of 4021 Flatlands Avenue was taken in June 2018.

Before it became the Purpose Life Church, it was called the Flatlands Church of God.

The DeMeo crew

DeMeo crew

The DeMeo crew consisted of Roy DeMeo, Anthony Senter, Joseph Testa, Chris Rosenberg, Henry Borelli, Dominick Montiglio, Patrick Testa, Anthony Gaggi, and Joseph Guglielmo.

Anthony Senter and Joseph Testa were nicknamed the Gemini Twins.

The crew, which was loyal to the Gambino crime family, gained a fearsome reputation for carrying out a large number of murders.

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