Some of the First Gay Bars in New York City Were Opened by the Mafia

Mobsters opened the first gay bars in New York City after World War 2 including Club 82, which was owned by Vito Genovese and operated by his wife.

The short clip is a preview from The Making of the Mob, a new 8-part mini series premieres Monday, June 15th on AMC that tells the story of New York City mobsters in the first half of the 20th century.

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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