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.
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.