He rose from the slums of Brooklyn to take on the biggest Mafia dons of the 1950s and 1960s. Joey Gallo began his criminal career as a small-time loan shark and jukebox racketeer. He became a top enforcer in the Profaci crime family, but felt he never got the respect he deserved. So Gallo formed his own gang and revolted against mafia Don Joe Profaci in a long, bloody war on the streets of New York. But there was another side to Joey Gallo--the ruthless mob leader was also an artist and an avid reader. Living in Greenwich Village with his wife Jeffie, Gallo was inspired by his beatnik neighbors and their counterculture ideas. He also began hobnobbing with New York's social elite, befriending everyone from Neil Simon to Jerry Orbach. In the end though, nothing could save Joey Gallo from a dramatic end.