In the street outside of the bar at First and Jackson in Hoboken, an independent operator — a “cowboy” — pulled a gun on Martin “Motts” Casella, demanding money. Casella said, “Don’t you know who I am? Do you know what you are doing?” The robber replied that if “Motts” didn’t hand over the cash quickly, his corpse would be in the gutter. Soon afterwards, it was the gunman’s corpse that was found floating in the Hudson.
- Martin Casella posts at HudsonCountyFacts.com
- Casella’s Restaurant in Hoboken – the quintessential mob headquarters, meeting place and hangout