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  1. 8 points
    So make it to where donations dont give you money
  2. 6 points
    an economy wipe wouldnt fix everything. It really hurts the economy when people donate for a bunch of money not because they care about this community. There is no grind or no in game reason for these people to come into such a large amount of funds. what the fuck kinda sense does it make for somebody to come to the city and be homeless then donate and all the sudden have a mansion and the nicest cars, wheres the arc and the progression to get there? That is why back in the day everything was better. this bullshit wasnt an issue back then and with all the markets controlled by families (not left up to who can buy what info at legion) these shitheads would get blacklisted and not allowed to get any good product if they acted the way they do now.
  3. 5 points
    Um not sure whats happening, but Id appreciate if a problem existed, report it, not everyone wants to be subjected to this stuff. We also have a feedback system, leave feedback. But I will be locking this thread and any thread that turns into this. Im not here to take sides, Time, place and way to handle things that wont involve 11,000 people not interested in this.
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    You thought you ether'd guano with that screenshot but it makes you look like a non trustworthy seller..why would any1 want to buy from you -rep
  6. 5 points
    Wow "Danny Jack Of All Trades" Very professional. This is a video game, yet you still lie and scam fellow community members. Other people reading this, stay away from this guy
  7. 5 points
    My mans worrying about selling cars when the guy who won the auction for the crib still hasn't got it yet smh
  8. 5 points
    I think part of the problem is everyone has so much money now, that no one really needs to sell drugs anymore. We used to get in turf beefs over dope and how its sold who it got sold too. I used to have countless gang meetings and sometimes but not often it would lead to wars. I don't think people understand how much more fun a gun fight is when there is a giant story behind it. I truly think the root of the problem is the amount of sheer money people have. It would be cool in my opinion to have a money wipe once and awhile. I think its silly to see literally everyone running around with these crazy super cars. Gangsters don't ALL roll around in lambos if ANY. Not only does the money need a wipe but the way its given out could use a change. Aint no one buying a joint for a few hundred dollars. 5 bucks a joint. a gram of meth certainly isn't thousand of dollars either. I think if you get them closer to real life prices. You would see a lot more diverse role play due to the struggle of money. It would make bank robbers a more lucrative thing or necessity rather then just something fun to do. When I ask people if they wanna hit a bank now they don't want to do it cause they already got the money and the amount of steps you need to take to do it is a lot of work. Less money circulating freely simply means more people would be willing to go through the steps. Some people would be merchants of bank robbing tools even. It should be way harder to make the drugs or give it back to a select few people that drop loads off. That way it funnels down hill through the players and not just go from player immediately to NPC. Back in the day just asking people "hey, you know someone I can buy some meth/cocaine from?" created this gigantic story ark. If the way drug dealing itself is changed to having your char posted up on the corner with NPCs walking up towards your char. Instead of you chasing down single npcs giving them dope and running away. The drug deals would be a lot more intense as your standing in the open freely with customers coming to you. You would probably see gangs post up in certain areas of town their protecting their turf. the cops would also I think have a better interaction. The RP on this server used to be so much fun to be a gangster and to have a gang meant something, the name meant something, now it seems its mostly little kids just trying to get in a fight. With how much has been added to this server I think people really are stopping themselves from getting into some amazing situations cause they haven't had to really RP to get anything. I also really would like to see med kits be more useful or bleeding changed the amount of times in the last 5 days alone a situation has been ruined over someone bleeding out or being forced out of the situation due being forced to go to pillbox has drove me insane haha. Donating for money which I will say right away I am guilty of, I think could be different. Donate money for personalized skins/gang clothing cars things like that. Thanks for coming to my ted talk.
  9. 4 points
    Imagine scamming and exposing a person when they respectfully message you for the house they rightfully won. #Scammer #BuyerBeware
  10. 4 points
    dude you just look like a shit human when someone respectfully messages you for something they deserve and you ghost them
  11. 4 points
    The thing I want to speak on is gangs. I believe just like what I applied for NYSP/PD FDNY etc those are things that is a privlege not a right. Its something you gotta earn. Ya know when it comes to gangs I would not think I would have to say this but I really have to. Gangs should be a privlege as well it should be something that is earned in the city. BigcityRP has always had gangs but in the past those gangs actually roleplayed. You did not see gunfights happening by these gangs nonstop every 3 min that FDNY/NYPD/NYSP wanted to log off duty because of it. Gangs used to roleplay I remember watching em create storylines for their character these storylines was awesome it would be like watching a tv show and then having to wait the next day to find out what would happen next those was exciting days of RP. Currently in BigcityRP gangs have took a change to the worse no longer do those storylines exist all you see is gangs rolling up on ppl and rdming them with no rp involved tons of announcements have been made multiple warnings have been said bans have been handed out and the same gangs just keep doing what they got banned for previously. So I have a idea. What about only allowing gangs that actually rp? Thats right remove every gang currently in the city and make them apply to have a gang and be approved/denied based on how they rp in the city. Its rough that I should have to give this idea but I believe that having a gang that actually roleplays will improve this city and those who dont like it would just leave and other ppl that do want to roleplay and are here to roleplay will replace the shitlord gang members that are not here to RP. Then if any gangs that are not approved want to just roll on a group of ppl and rdm them they can face that longtime perma ban and go play GTA online elsewhere. I believe by having to apply for a gang to be in a city the gangs would have certain rules their own SOP kinda that members would have to abide by and if not they would be removed from the gang. By doing this here I believe that in BigcityRP roleplay would be back a ton those gang character storylines would be back a ton. Having a gang in the city should be a privlege not a right. This is how I think it has to be and this is what BigcityRP can do to improve the city and get tons of roleplay back in this city. I would also make it where only these gangs that are approved can get AKs/Carbines and SMGs. The rest of the crims who is not in a gang can get pistols and automatic pistols and shotguns. This would make that crim who wants that AK/Carbine roleplay to actually get in a gang that can get them it. GANG ROLEPLAY CHARACTER STORYLINES that would be back as it used to be in BigcityRP
  12. 4 points
    An eco wipe would be amazing. There is too much money in circulation right now. I'm pretty sure someone got recently banned for duping in like 900m. That's not even counting all the guns/drugs/money that were duped in along the way. Shit like that has broken the economy. This is a realistic role play server, & whenever things are done out of the norm people are banned & reported for things being non realistic but yet our economy is the least realistic thing in the city at the moment.
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    I remember when I first joined this community, I used to be nervous around these families because of the stuff i had heard about them. They were the family to get high end drugs. I ended up becoming friends with someone who was part of the Killz , Then I met more of the family and started running drugs for them, Making my own money. Id start out with smaller batches, then go sell, come back, give them the earnings and they let me keep any profit. I was hoping to eventually get into this family. I eventually grew away from the family as I started playing on Destiny more and focusing on FDNY. Now a days, hang out with a family for 5 minutes and they'll give you the last name. Give you x mill , give you this gun and that gun and this car and what have it. Its just not the same anymore.. /shrug
  15. 3 points
    How can you call yourself a businessman when you can't even complete the deals you made prior? #Scammer #BuyerBeware
  16. 3 points
    Thanks for the sick house! I love it! Glad you can message everyone back
  17. 3 points
    Greetings! I'm now the proud owner of the Mohicans now and this MC has been around for quite some time now, and I was wondering if we could get our own jacket. The Mohicans have been established for over 3 years with BigCityRp and hopefully more to come. My Idea was a Long-Sleeve Leather jacket with the colors [Red & Black] with Patches on it. Especially the image below... And if possible the same skull that you see in the image can possible be put on the front left side of the jacket of the chest.
  18. 3 points
    Nothing beats BCRP back in the day, All the OG Familes were around, shit was mad chill with all the boys, Seeing an AR was rare as fuck outside of a house, Blackmarket doors to get Dracos, Ectacy. shit was lit
  19. 2 points
    They are constantly working on removing shitlords in the city thats why we have to be good or even better to report them. But it is a public server so anyone can join it. I dont think we will be able to get rid of shitlords and never will have any as long as we are a public server. New ones will come along. Whitelist would be good to be up to prevent it
  20. 2 points
    has 5180 Americano Way (Golf Course Mansion) for sale. Located right on the golf course One of four houses on the road. Large Pool w/ hot tub addition! Features include: 24 car garage Quick golf course access Amazing view Absolutely beautiful Interior 1 of 4 houses on the road Large backyard w/ Pool and hot tub Government price: $10m Starting bid: $20m (Government price NOT included) Please leave bids down below. Contact: Rosco Rhodes, Email: Rhodes #9421 Contact via email is preferred. Thank you! If you have any questions message me here, or my email is: Rhodes #9421
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    I like the idea. Would need to be inconspicuously crafted like other black market items in the city. Could cost $50k to buy and also needs 5 scrap metal or something. Would need to be removable but not reusable. If you get caught using a fake plate then your car would almost certainly be state impounded
  26. 2 points
    Yea you can store it. I wont be gone if you personally own it. Itll be in the impound lot if you dont store it
  27. 2 points
    1. New Cars - Let's get rid of a lot of the GTA cars (which will make them more rare anyways and more desirable) and add in as many real cars as possible. I saw the new Tesla Truck as a mod recently. 2. New Drugs - Oxycontin and heroin are a must imo rn. 3. New Clothes - Just a few fresh adds is all we need. Discuss …. Talked to Justine and apparently there are some serious limitations with new clothes and new cars because of textures and loading times and some getting things to work properly … I think we for sure need some new drugs tho even if it requires a little more loading time … I wish everyone had a mega PC, but they don't … real life …
  28. 2 points
    The Killz, Capone family, jokers crew of clowns. queens used to be so lit
  29. 2 points
    I agree with everything in this post and dNstreet has touched on something that I've spoken about a lot within my stream. To add to what he has said, the distribution of expensive, high end drugs, or drugs with effects needs to be in control of these semi-whitelisted gangs. This will provide more room for roleplay. Low end drugs could still exist for new people or people just trying to get up and going - joining a semi-whitelisted gang shouldn't be a requirement to get your hands on drugs or weapons. Top quality roleplay with these gangs that control the black market should be the only way to get your hands on the high end items from the black market. Basic stuff to make basic money should be available to all but if they want to step it up, then they need to approach these big gangs with roleplay/respect. I have an idea that I'm sure not everyone would agree with but I think would add to immersion of everyone whos in the city - make the Vargos, Families, Ballas and whatever gang is needed (there are more!) semi-whitelisted. That way, the owners/developers can give perms to members of these gangs so that if they accidently bump into a dude from their own faction or raise a gun near their own faction, they don't become a gun target by all the locals! I haven't finished putting together a distribution chain or how I think it could work yet due to a new job I've started, but I would like to thank the OP for inspiring me to get off my arse and get it done. Its a shame that we have to consider whitelisting in-game gang factions to improve the quality of the roleplay within BCRP but I think its a necessary evil for a problem that needs addressing.
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    That Ammunation could prolly sell for like atleast 60-80 these days. Nice come-up on a car you got for free @KingHabibi
  32. 1 point
    I am proud to present another new, incredible, and rare property: Bureau Sur Plage 2! This 1 of 1 property is located right on the beach by the pier, and contains a rare live view interior. This beautiful property has a large wide driveway right off of Great Ocean Hwy. It contains 4 total stories and an amazing view! I bought this property from Moe Diveroli a couple months back for $40,000,000 so I am going to make the starting bid $40,000,000. All of the gates and accessories on the house all function properly. Throw your offers down below and don't hesitate to email me with offers either. The government price on the house is $1,000,000 and the rent is only $10,000. I am also in no rush to sell this property so please do not try to get me to go lower than I have already gone and please do not waste my time. Starting Bid: $40,000,000 Current Offer: ? Gov: $1,000,000 Rent: $10,000 dzrw#0999
  33. 1 point
    I love how you haven't touched base on the fact that you just genuinely look like a shit human being and the fact that your screenshot almost proves that. I'm not sure if you're aware, but if the "auction was concluded", the individual with the highest bid typically has the right to message the individual who is selling to obtain the object they rightfully bidded on and won. Crazy.
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    Because i like doing business and why u asking its not like u buying it
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    What about I give you a rare Lexus truck for it
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    Welcome to best community ever
  42. 1 point
    Wagwan, So I'm looking to sell some of my cars and if I get a reasonable offer I will take it. Car List 70 Dodge Charger Magnum SOLD 2012 Chevy Silverado LTZ C/O 8m 2012 MB C63 AMG SOLD 2019 Chevy 4500 Dually C/O 3.5m 16 Prosche 911 TurboS SOLD OG Declasses Impaler C/O 2m 2013 AM Vanquish SOLD Hit me up on here or on my E-mail Sami.B♕#2307 and if you really want pictures let me know and ill try get them added on below and ill try keep them updated with the highest offer as and when I get them.
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    Thx for the car this dodge is a monster
  45. 1 point
    I feel like a few mech shops as a whole have just not been active at all. RP should be happening with these shops, as that's what they were put in for.
  46. 1 point
    Hello devs and admins hope you guys having a goog day/night. Tonight I bring another suggestion for FDNY. Would it be possible if we could get any one this as Locker to use like normal storage not with Huge size maybe 600 or you know we can store good amount Medkits or such or even good stock of water burger repair kits or anything before we go on duty or even we can sell those kits to people you know. This will only be accesses able anyone from FDNY While on duty. You cant access it off duty. I just thought about this little conditions you guys can and will make best condition on how to use it im sure. Thats it for tonight. Have a goog night/day.
  47. 1 point
    Agree 100%! As an EU player myself its extremely fustrating having to wait upto 8 hours for a mech to be around. Not to mention there seems to be no RP with current mech shops... (This is what I have personally encountered every time) Turn up Hand over the cash Mech hops into the car and spends 30 seconds upgrading Mech gets out.... ALL DONE! 0 RP!
  48. 1 point
    has Jamestown Townhouse #65 for sale. Located very close to the town impound, and Public garage 1 Features include: 4 car garage Near Public garage 1 Near the town impound. Cheap gov price. Government price: $100k Buyout: $600k (including government) Price Negotiable. Contact me, Rosco Rhodes, Email: Rhodes #9421 Contact via email is preferred. Thank you! If you have any questions message me here, or my email is: Rhodes #9421
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    Silvio “The Cyclops” Bascarelli was born in New Springville in 1957, to a father who worked as a taxi driver and a mother who worked as a seamstress. He grew up around a lot of Italian and Dominican kids, forming a close bond with them and eventually forming a street gang called the Kelly Blvd Springers or KBS. With a crew of 8, they became a strong group burglars and car jackers. They became known by some as the Greasy Car Bandits. Staten Island was mainly controlled by the Gambino and Bonnano families, with their neighborhood being controlled by the Bonnano family. They began working for the New Springville crew, run by Patrick “Patsy” Sconfieti. They went from stealing to dealing, selling stolen cigarettes to Dominicans due to many of them being Dominicans themselves. With their reach to this market, they became a profitable crew for the Sconfieti faction, eventually they started selling heroin and marijuana to the Dominican people. Although successful with cigarettes and marijuana, they weren’t good with heroin, the real money maker when it came to the mob’s narcotics rackets. With this in mind, Patsy cut off their supply of heroin, leaving them as simple street thugs that weren’t seen as a real crew. At this point the crew had about 21 members, half Italian and half Dominican. The Italians blamed the Dominican side for their failure, saying that they were never cut out to be real gangsters and that they should’ve been an Italian only crew. The Dominicans argued that it was because of them that they got heroin in the first place due to their connection to the Dominican neighborhood. Tensions escalated and soon a war broke out in the summer of 1976. The first shot was fired when two members of the Italian faction went to a Dominican member’s house, owned by a man called Henry Pujols. They pretended that everything was alright, then when Pujols went to turn on the TV, they shot him in the back of the head three times. The first bullet went through his cheek and hit the tv. Two days later, Henry’s cousin Emanuel Pujols who was also in the gang, went to a basketball court where a few of the Italians were playing, including one of the killers, Benny Fantano. Emanuel took out a sawed off shotgun and opened fire on the court, hitting Benny in the chest and hitting a bystander in the knee. A few of the Italians shot back with pistols, causing Pujols to flee the scene. Benny died after a couple of minutes. Weeks went by and two Italians and another Dominican were dead, it was getting out of hand. Patsy ordered a sit down between the two factions, having the Dominican leader Emanuel Pujols and Italian leader Larry Scarfano come. He ordered them to make peace, as this war was bringing too much attention. Although at the meeting they agreed, each side was plotting to take each other out. Bascarelli and three other members of the Italian faction became disillusioned with this beef, and saw that the crew was only headed towards their demise. They let Patsy know of the plan, and gave him an offer. They’d set up a meeting where he would be able to kill all of the war mongering members of the Italians, but they had to also take care of the Dominicans. Patsy agreed, planning to wipe out the Dominicans with a series of murders and arrests. The day was the 28th of July in 1976. Larry had received a call from Silvio saying that he wanted to call a meeting to discuss a way to get back in the mob’s graces. He said that a member in Patsy’s crew, a made man called Tommy “The Nose” Federici supported them and had a plan. Larry, ecstatic at this news immediately called over everyone on his side. When they arrived they only saw Tommy and a couple of guys they didn’t recognize. They were led into the basement where he had some weapons to show them. Tommy picked up a machine gun and handed it to Larry, putting his mind to ease. Unbeknownst to him, the gun was loaded with blanks. While discussing the details of this fake plan, the unknown thugs took out uzis and gunned down all of Larry’s crew. They then dragged the bodies into the back of a truck they borrowed from a crew in the Gambino Family, and lit the house on fire. A week later, dirty cops arrested 3 of the Dominicans, and a Hungarian hitman from Newark and two of Patsy's best killers assassinated 4 of the Dominicans. The last Dominican, Alejandro Zoido, fled the country and moved to the Dominican Republic. With the two factions eliminated, Patsy was now able to focus on getting back to business, and the survivors had to figure out what to do next. Patsy told them that due to the heat surrounding them they’d best move out of the city for a while. Patsy reached out to the DeCavalcante Family in North Jersey and was able to secure their protection for the young gangsters. In New Jersey, multiple families had interests there. The Lucchese and Genovese families had crews over there that rivaled the DeCavalcante Family, and the Philadelphia Family controlled South Jersey and Atlantic City. The North Jersey Family was always looked down on by the New York families, considered to be a small time family which they called the farmers. Many gangsters in the family only were made as a last resort if not able to get made in any of the five families. The Survivors (the new name for their crew) started working in Newark with the Hungarian hitman mentioned earlier, named Szalai Barna. Barna was in his mid 30s whereas the survivors were in their late teens to early 20s, so he took up a leadership position among them. He had them sell LSD he got supplied from Switzerland. They sold mainly in the Ironbound District which was a mainly Portuguese and Spanish neighborhood. The Survivors started dating some of the local Brazilian and Portuguese girls, eventually moving to the Ironbound. Barna and mob captain Jerry DeMarco became their bosses, with Barna acting as their LSD supplier and DeMarco having them sell meth that he received from the Philadelphia gangs. They kept selling and making money for the next decade and a half, with the Survivors becoming one of the biggest drug gangs in the North half of the Ironbound district now with a crew of 23 members like back in Staten Island. In the year 1991 Silvio was now married to a woman named Sabrina Gonzalez with a three year old son named Bobby Bascarelli. He was 33 years old and was recognized as a valued associate for the Newark organization. On September 20th of 1991 he was called down to a club named Temptation Boulevard in Elizabeth, New Jersey. He was greeted by some of North Jersey's biggest mobsters, when he realized he was going to be made into the family. The acting boss of the family, John “Johnny Boy” D’amato, was the one leading the ceremony, swearing Silvio into the life. After the ceremony they celebrated, drinking and watching a football game. He began to expand the operations, getting into credit card fraud. He hired a Czechoslovakian criminal named Daniel Kohout to set up the operation, running it out of a basement in Elizabeth. He was also involved in the construction business, forcing contractors to give him the contracts for different development projects. He was behind the construction of two Burger Kings, a school gym, and a shopping center. He was also involved in truck hijacking, selling the goods at pawn shops and selling stolen dvds through different video rental stores he controlled. With his drug trafficking and credit card rackets, as well as construction and truck hijacking, Silvio was on the rise in the family. Around this time acting boss John D’Amato was killed over rumors of engaging in homosexual activity. Silvio saw this time of turmoil as a good time to rise even further in the family, and so he contacted Barna and ordered him to kill Jerry DeMarco, his captain. If Jerry died, the Philadelphia meth wouldn’t be coming into Newark anymore so Barna would become one of Newark’s most important drug kingpins and due to their close association, Bascarelli would be promoted to Capo. The day was February 16th of 1992. Around 2 pm, Jerry DeMarco was buying ice cream with one of his soldiers, Bobby “Woody” Galante. They were walking up and down the block, discussing upcoming college basketball games and their plans to fix them. They weren’t paying attention to the brown SUV following them, where a man in a black ski mask jumped out with a 44 magnum and blew holes into both of them. He quickly got out of the area, went back to his home in Clinton Hill. Over the next few days, the media dubbed the assassination the “Bloody Sundae Murders”. Although there were people who suspected that Barna and Bascarelli were behind the murders, they still got their promotions in the underworlds. Silvio became one of the most powerful captains in Newark during the early 1990s, running LSD trafficking and dealing, truck hijacking, credit card fraud and extortion rackets. He got all of his friends from the original Staten Island crew made in the family, and so now he was in the best place he’d ever been in his life. Every once in a while he was contacted by New York mobsters whom he did favors for, as they were still his superiors. He retained a close alliance with the Bonnano family especially, due to their history. Around this time the other four families of New York had been going through a rough time. The Commission trial resulted in the arrests of the heads of the Lucchese, Genovese and Colombo families. Along with this, the killing of Gambino boss Paul Castellano caused a major shift in the families. The war between the Lucchese and Gambino that followed, which led to the murders and arrests of both families bosses, which caused a major power vacuum. At the same time, a bloody civil war in the Colombo family weakened both of its warring factions. During all this time, the Bonnanos were considered the weakest of the five families, so they remained under the radar while all this was going on. With all of this, the Bonnanos would rise from the ashes and become the most powerful crime family of the mid 90s due to the weakening of the other four families. The Bascarelli crew was successful for the next 12 years. Silvio was even promoted to underboss in 1999, while still managing his own crew. He was overseeing his LSD operation, coke and heroin coming from New York, gambling, loansharking, labor racketeering, extortion and truck hijacking. His construction company was better than ever, having contracts for building malls, recreational centers and a hotel. He oversaw half of the family’s capos, Charles “Little Charlie” Stango in Elizabeth, Umberto “Bert” Bionoventi, and Oscar “The Grouch” Gulgieri. As the family was small, 60 made men and a few hundred associates, compared to the hundreds of made men and thousands of associates that New York had, they only had five crews in Jersey excluding his crew, and one in South Florida. Everything changed however when in 2004, Bonnano boss Joseph Massino was arrested, and then subsequently became a state informer. He ratted out multiple people in his family, including Patsy. Without his backing in New York and gangsters all over flipping, Bascarelli panicked. He left the country, leaving his right hand man Arthur “Artie” Pesci as acting capo and acting underboss. He was 47 when he moved to Portugal with his 43 year old wife Sabrina and their 16 year old son Bobby and 10 year old daughter Rose Bascarelli. They stayed with Sabrina’s relatives in Lisbon city. They stayed there for the next 5 years, with Silvio partnering with the ‘Ndrangheta in the city in a restaurant. He was then finally deported to the United States due to his organized crime connections. His family stayed in Portugal however. A month later he was put on trial for running a prostitution ring and for extorting local record labels. He got the prostitution charge dropped but was sentenced to 5 years for the extortion charge. He would be serving his time in the East Jersey State Prison. Due to his reputation as the former underboss of the North Jersey mob, he was treated with great respect by the inmates. There were a handful of Bonnano, Colombo and Genovese family members from New York who were serving time there as well as a result of the Massino indictments. The different mobsters got along and ran the prison like a well oiled machine. They had TVs in their rooms, ate pork chops and baked ziti, had access to weed, cigarettes and alcohol. They ran the prison’s drug trade, controlling the meth, heroin, and ecstasy coming in. By this time there was a new Underboss in the DeCavalcante family but Artie became official capo of the Bascarelli crew. In 2014 he was released from prison, greeted by his family. His son was 26 and his daughter was 20. His son became a lawyer and his daughter was studying to become a therapist. He returned to mob life at age 57, becoming an unofficial consigliere to Artie. The two began planning to take over the family. They were waiting for the boss John Riggi to die in prison, and for the acting boss to lose his power. They got their wish in 2016, when both of them died. They then got the other captains to vote in their favor, putting up Charles “Big Ears” Majuri as a front boss for them. With Majuri as the face of the organization and lighting rod in case any indictments came down, they ran North Jersey from 2016 to 2019. They formed an alliance with the Salantes after they rose to power in 2016, defeating the Colombo family and taking their spot in the five families. When the Salantes defeated the rest of the five families in 2018, they started supplying North Jersey with pills and heroin, in exchange for getting a piece of the Jersey construction contracts and a piece of their record label extortion operation. After the fall of the Salante family and its break off faction the Avellino family between late December 2018 and early February 2019, the Jersey Family became independent. New York was currently in a power vacuum with the city’s Italian and Russian families destroyed. New Italian and Russian gangs rose up to fill the void, but they weren’t tied to the Commission or the American Cosa Nostra. Following the fall of the Salante family, the last mafia group tied to the New York five families, the Commission fell apart. The New York families were destroyed, and as they were the leaders of the commission there was a power vacuum within the mafia as well as New York’s underworld. The other families across the country had multiple meetings to figure out what would happen now, which families would step up and take their places. The Chicago Outfit, the only Midwest family that had a seat on the Commission, were considered the new leaders of the Italian mob, with its boss, former underboss Salvatore Cataudella as the chairman and godfather of the American mob. Despite this, their position was disputed, as their power had been severely reduced from what it was 20 years ago when it was a powerhouse in organized crime. The other families that stepped up were the Detroit Partnership, the St. Louis Family, the Philadelphia family, the North Jersey family and the New England Family. Three East Coast families and three Midwest families to split control. The de facto head family of the East Coast is the Philadelphia family, led by Skinny Joey Merlino. This new version of the Commission exists to this day, but it has much less influence than when it was run by the old New York families, and has no control of the New York underworld anymore. The DeCavalcantes with their new freedom had opportunities on the horizon. They reached out to New York’s heroin suppliers, a group of Vietnamese and Chinese drug traffickers. They set up a deal, taking over much of the East Coast drug trade in mid 2019. They were selling heroin in Boston, Rhode Island and all throughout North Jersey. New York had new Italian and Russian gangs at the time, including a second, different Colombo family, which meant that the DeCavalcantes couldn’t operate there, but New York didn’t have control over North Jersey anymore. They operated freely, but this freedom was short lived. In November, a series of indictments were handed down, arresting many of the family’s members. Artie was arrested for drug trafficking, gambling and grand larceny, along with 47 other made men and associates of the family. Majuri and Bascarelli were both safe, but now Majuri started acting power hungry, taxing the captains and even ordering the deaths of two made men. He had to be dealt with. All of his power was stripped from him, with his operations split up among the various crews. Majuri continued to be considered boss on paper, but had no influence whatsoever anymore. A new secret boss was voted on, and it was decided that the capo for the South Florida crew, Philip Abramo would run the family. Known as the “King of Wall Street”, the 74 year old mobster ran stock fraud and white collar crime when he was released from prison in early 2018. He promoted Frank Nigro to consigliere and kept Joseph Miranda as underboss. He promoted Bascarelli to capo once again, and charged him with setting up operations in New York. At this point, there was only one Italian organization still operating in the city, after previously having multiple mafia families operating in the city. They saw this as an opportunity to set up operations and to expand their power. Abramo’s decision was approved by the new Commission, as the North Jersey family was the closest to and had the most business interests and experience in New York. With this, Bascarelli has now become the official Commission representative for New York. His goal is to satisfy his boss back in Jersey, while trying to reach his old station within the family as a high ranking member and at one point de facto boss. He wants to run a peaceful and profitable operation in New York, to do business with the new gangs in the city and to maintain order. This business is organized crime, so in his mind, he wants to help keep it that way. Recently things have been out of control, only together can the underworld get back on track to their one true goal, power and wealth. Blood is a business expense, and enough blood’s been spilt. In late January of 2020, Silvio along with his three close associates , Stephen “The Slug “ Clyde, Anthony “Bones” Bellatoni and Vince “Sticks” Bellatoni formed what was known as the Bascarelli crew, the official New York faction of the North Jersey Mob, and the primary Italian-American criminal enterprise at the time. It was around this time that Silvio gained his nickname “The Cyclops” after him and taxi driver and veteran Gunthar Parker drove to the city impound to pick up a ride. It was there that a young criminal who had a grudge with Parker shot at him, and then engaged in a shootout with Bascarelli. The shootout resulted in shrapnel from a bullet hitting the ground shooting into his eye, blinding his left eye. Later at a party at Alfie Warrens’s country club, Parker and Bascarelli got into an argument, where Parker called him a cyclops. On the 19th of February, Bascarelli flew to Florida to meet Abramo, as he had a job for him. There was a rat in the family, Franklin “Frankie Porkchops” Guglieri, an old friend of Bascarellis, who lived in the Bronx. Franklin and Silvio did a lot of crimes together, from loansharking to truck hijacking, to gambling and drug dealing. They were both made men in the family, but an arrest and conviction in 1997 for extortion stunted Franklin’s career. He remained a made man for the rest of his career in the family. In January of 2020, he was arrested for heroin trafficking and became an informant, which the family discovered a few days before Bascarelli flew to Florida. They spent a long time finding Guglieri, and wanted to be sure that they’d deal with him in a way that wouldn’t expose them and get them negative attention from the government. In the middle of march, Bascarelli was able to convince Antonio Capizzi, head of the Barone family who was locked up for life, to have all the Barone members in New York join Bascarelli’s crew. The two most important members, Frank DiSalvo and Benny Giordano, would help make up the upper echelon of the crew. The crew was led by Silvio, with Clyde, the Bellatonis, DiSalvo and Giordano as his most trusted men, and multiple other made men and associates to help keep operations running and to keep the crew going. In late march, Bascarelli was told to go to Florida to meet with Abramo again. Before leaving, he reached out to his friends in Jersey, other capos who held influence in the family, because he wanted to make his move to become a street boss in the family. When he met with Abramo, he made his move, and with the help of his friends in Jersey and the success of his operation in New York, he was promoted to a street boss. Usually a family will have one to three street bosses at most, the fourth higheset rank in a mob family. He then used his time in Miami to get even closer with Abramo, and proposed two members of his family for membership. He received permission from Abramo, and then began planning to induct some new blood into the crew, and the DeCavalcante family as a whole. He flew back to New York after a week and a half, promoting Stephen Clyde and Benny Giordano as capos in the family. It was around this time that the Bellatonis had started an operation in Chicago, with plans to form their own organization independent of the DeCavalcantes and the Bascarelli crew, now known as the Bascarelli Outfit. Bones and Silvio talked for about an hour after he came back to New York, with the two reaching an understanding, remaining good friends but departing as immediate business partners. They still respected one another, and would have each other’s backs if the other needed it. Today, the Bascarelli Outfit is the main representative of the Italian-American Mafia, known by its members as Cosa Nostra, in New York City, with Silvio as the highest ranking Cosa Nostra member in New York at the moment.
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