The Hole, a Mini-Documentary About an Unofficial Mafia Graveyard in Queens

The Hole is a short 9-minute documentary from filmmaker Billy Feldman about a tiny neighborhood on the border of East Brooklyn and Queens that holds several secrets about New York’s mafia past.

The area sits 30-feet below sea level, is constantly flooded with rain-water and runoff, and before development, was the perfect place to dump bodies that needed disposing of by the City’s organized crime factions.

At the time this video was made in 2010, The Federation of Black Cowboys kept their horses there and patrolled the streets on horseback frequently, but were forced to leave in order to make way for housing developments that never came.

For more history, as well as modern updates, check out this recent article in the Independent.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their three dogs. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time working from a treadmill desk at home.

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