ITALY: City Boy

Charles ("Lucky") Luciano, supergangster and onetime vice lord of Manhattan, has been trying hard to look calm, quiet and respectable in Italy, but he makes no secret of his yearning for New York. "I'm a city boy," Lucky once said to a reporter. "Italy's dead—nice, but dead. I like movement. Business opportunities here are no good. All small-time stuff."

Lucky has told U.S. friends that, somehow or other, he would get back to New York by next New Year's Eve. If they wanted to know where to meet him, let them look in...

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