Sunday, February 28, 2010

Gangster museum opens in New York

The Museum of the American Gangster, 80 St. Marks Place in New York City, opens its doors this spring. A special pre-opening event is scheduled for noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 7.

The museum, constructed within an East Village structure that once housed a Prohibition Era speakeasy, includes 800 square feet of gallery space. It features artifacts and documents related to organized crime.

Lorcan Otway and Eric Ferrara founded the museum with assistance from crime historians and descendants of crime figures. Hours of operation will be noon to 5 p.m., Mondays through Saturdays.

Admission during the preview period is priced at $10.
For more information, visit: