NYCnow News

Guys at the Cafetal Social Club

This post was originally published on this site

On a warm spring day outside the Cafetal Social Club at 285 Mott Street you might find the filmmaker Paul Stone and his adopted family, including neighborhood guys like Vinny Vella, aka “the Mayor of Elizabeth Street,” and Dominick Ferraro.

For over 60 years the Cafetal was a social club, a place for wiseguys. It’s been a home-style Italian restaurant for 6 years, but the guys say it’s the same as it was–just no more gambling. They hang out on the sidewalk to drink coffee, shoot the breeze, joke about the FBI watching them from parked cars, and reminisce about life

Continue reading...

Leave a Reply