The Napoli E Notte Cafe
Place of Interest in Manhattan, New York, United States
This is the former location of the Napoli E Notte Cafe.
It is situated at 165 Thompson Street in Manhattan, New York.
These days, the original entrance no longer exists, as the property was merged with the adjoining Blue Haven bar in 2009.
The "Napoli E Notte" was a grubby, rundown cafe that was used as a mob hangout by the Genovese crime family.
According to a 1969 article in New York Magazine, it was an unwelcoming spot that only served potatoes and pretzels. A sign on the inside warned, "This is not a club. Do not hang around."
During the 1960s and early 1970s, the cafe served as a daily meeting point for a group of senior Genovese members that investigators nicknamed "The Greenwich Four". This group included the likes of Thomas Eboli, Frank "Funzi" Tieri, Peter DeFeo, and Anthony "Tony the Sheik" Carillo.
At the time, Eboli was the acting boss of the family. However, he was assassinated in 1972 after he failed to pay back a large debt to crime boss Carlo Gambino.
Following his death, he was officially replaced by Tieri, who ran things until he was convicted of RICO charges in the early 1980s.
Later, an informant alleged that both Eboli and Tieri were merely "decoys" for a mobster named Philip Lombardo, who was the real boss of the family. Lombardo had reportedly chosen the two men to act as lightning rods for the authorities. By doing so, he was able to insulate himself from large federal investigations.
Notably, this strategy was also employed by his successor, Vincent Gigante, who ran the nearby Triangle Social Club.
Further information is available in the "Photos" section below.
The cafe no longer exists. However, you can still visit the location.
The former Napoli E Notte Cafe is now part of the Blue Haven bar on West Houston Street.
Napoli E Notte Cafe location
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Napoli E Notte Cafe
165 Thompson Street
It is near the corner of West Houston Street and Thompson Street.
Details about the general area
The club was situated in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan.
Photos of the cafe and other related images.
165 Thompson Street
This Google Street View image of 165 Thompson Street was captured in May of 2009.
Not long after, it became part of the Blue Haven bar.
On the right, you can see an old photograph of the Napoli E Notte Cafe.
Image source: Google Maps
The image above was taken in 2019. As you can see, the original storefront is now gone.
Pictured above, from left to right, are Thomas Eboli, Frank Tieri, Peter DeFeo, and Anthony Carillo—four senior members of the Genovese crime family.
The group, which investigators referred to as "The Greenwich Four", held daily meetings at the cafe.
Eboli was later killed after he failed to pay back a $4 million loan that had been given to him by Carlo Gambino. He had borrowed the funds to start a drug trafficking operation. However, the operation was shut down by law enforcement before he was able to raise enough money to pay it back.
One popular theory posits that Gambino set Eboli up so that he could kill him and install Tieri, whom he viewed as an ally.
This location belongs to the following categories:Notorious FiguresMafia LocationsNew York Mafia Locations
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