Leave the Gun, Take the Cannoli: The Mafia Is Back on Mulberry

A loaded conversation.

These fine days, Mulberry Street evokes innocent memories of ice-cream cake at Parm and burrata at Balaboosta — but not so fast, sweetheart. A report says that Mafia corruption is cutting through the streets again, especially around the San Gennaro festival, claiming that "on Wednesday federal prosecutors charged an alleged mobster — who also ran a cannoli shop — with shaking down vendors at the fair in 2008." Maybe it's not so "in the past" after all? [NYT]