Day 537

East River Plaza

June 19th, 2013

Sitting on the former site of the massive Washburn Wire factory in East Harlem, this strikingly out-of-place big-box shopping center is tucked away off Pleasant Avenue, once an infamous Mafia stronghold that was home to characters like Fat Tony, Alfred Ears, Gary High-Eye, Vinnie Head, Frankie Nose, Danny Legs, Angelo Cheesecake, Johnny Roast Beef, Charlie Cream Cheese, Freddy Eggs, Tommy Salami, Joe Olive, Mary Knish, Jimmy the Cat, Vito the Bat, Johnny Fox, and Gary the Lamb.

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