..... (a year before the movie On the Waterfront) to combat labor racketeering. It is held that the Gambino crime family controlled the New York waterfront and the Genovese crime family controlled the New Jersey side.
By most accounts, they haven't really taken care of the problem. But then again, if they had cleaned up the waterfront, they would put themselves out of a job.
This from the Daily News
BY John Marzulli
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Monday, June 22nd 2009, 4:00 AM
The Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor has the stink of a patronage swamp.
The bistate agency created to keep the harbor free of mob corruption is fending off allegations that its two top commissioners doled out plum jobs in a practice known as "horse trading," according to a knowledgeable source who has talked to investigators.
The claims are part of a wide-ranging corruption probe by the state inspector general, whose report is due out soon.
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