Welcome to Uncle Frank's Place, a little corner of the nationalcrimesyndicate.com dedicated to the life and times of racketeer, Frank Costello.

From the late 1930's through the 1950's, a time known as the Mob's "golden era," Frank Costello was the king of New York City. A key architect in the birth of the modern American Mob, Frank rubbed shoulders with everyone from Hollywood stars to presidents, and he came to be known as "the Prime Minister of the Underworld."

Here you will find everything you need to know about one of the most colorful and fascinating characters in American history- Uncle Frank.

Background photograph taken 1952 by Alfred Eisenstaedt.

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