In 1966 then-capo Carmine Persico from the Colombo family allegedly had a hidden interest in the Market Place Restaurant which was a cozy eatery in second-floor space at Little West 12th Street and Ninth Avenue in downtown Manhattan from which he sometimes held mob meetings according to an informant in an FBI report.
The report provides the Market Place Restaurant "was merely a bar-grill with a small intimate-type restaurant located upstairs," and according to the informant "friends of PERSICO are ushered upstairs where they could order dinner and where they might hold small meetings, etc."
Among those who met with Carmine Persico at the Market Place Restaurant at one time or another in fall 1966 were the following as alleged by the FBI's informant: Joseph Yacovelli who was a "caporegima"; Mike Romanelli who "at one time . . . was 'with' TODDO MARINO," and Romanelli "owns the Roma Bar, downtown Brooklyn" and "is active as a bookmaker on 3rd Avenue and Caroll Street, Brooklyn"; Anthony Abbatemarco; Anthony Ricciardi who "presently operates a car limousine service to the track on Atlantic Avenue between 4th and 5th Avenues and who is presently under CARMINE PERSICO"; and John Scimone who owns "Ralph's Auto Wreckers, Liberty Avenue and 151st Street," and "described as PROFACI's 'hatchet man.'"
Good odds that the FBI's informant was Persico enforcer Gregory Scarpa who had been dishing for the G-men since the mid-1960s, and 82-year-old Persico has been rotting in prison since 1986 where he'll eventually die.