Wiseguy Setting & Symbolism

Nicholas Pileggi
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The Cabstand

Located at 391 Pine Street in Brooklyn, New York, the cabstand is a hub for the local mafia. Henry Hill's part-time job at the cabstand becomes his entrye into a life of crime.

Robert's Lounge

Robert's is a bar on Lefferts Boulevard in South Ozone Park. Located close to the Queens airport and owned by Jimmy Burke, Robert's becomes their unofficial headquarters for arranging airport hijackings and disposing of the ill-gotten cargo. After the infamous Lufthansa heist, the wiseguys stop meeting at Robert's as the police have the place under constant surveillance.

Sonny Bamboo's

Angelo McConnach goes by the street name of Sonny Bamboo. His Bamboo Lounge on Rockaway Parkway near the airport is the place to go to buy stolen airport merchandise. His clientele includes insurance adjusters, truckers, union delegates, wholesalers, discount-store owners, and others interested in buying stolen goods cheaply.

John F. Kennedy Airport

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