The Candy Store.

The candy store was called Midnight Rose‘s.  It was at the corner of  Livonia and and Saratoga Avenues under the Saratoga Avenue Station of the New Lots Elevated Line in Brooklyn’s Brownsville neighborhood.

Rich Cohen says in Tough Jews, Rose Gold the owner in the 1930’s was a cantankerous woman in her sixties, whose main business was NOT selling candy.

A group of men spent their days on the corner and in the backroom of Midnight Roses.  They would get a phone call in the store (many didn’t have home phones) and Rose would send a young man to the back to get one of the men in the back.

These were some of the men in the back.

That group was known as Murder Incorporated.


The phone call meant a job, somewhere in the United States.






About tucsonmike

I am originally from Brooklyn, New York and now live in Tucson, Arizona. I have discovered a passion for writing. I have five books out now, with a sixth on the way. Take a look @ my book list: The Search for Livingstone An Affair of the Heart The Search for Otzi Griffith Justice in Space. Moriarty The Life and Times of a Criminal Genius Available now on Smashwords - Amazon and Barnes and Noble As to not bore my public with just "Buy my book," I am also interested in baseball, the outdoors, art, architecture, technology, the human mind and DNA. I learned Ashkenazi Jews, of which I am one, have to lowest rate of Alzheimer's in the world. Therefore, I treat my brain as a muscle needing a workout. I enjoy good food, flirtation, beautiful women (I am happily married for thirty years), so just flirting ;) I was considered autistic when I was young, trying to figure out if I have a mild form of Aspergers and learning from that. That is for future posts. You can also see I love history. Enjoy my sarcastic silly look at the world, and making History more interesting than a textbook.
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