The McMansion "redefine[s] conspicuous consumption" as reported by The New York Times:
The front yard is a gaudy stab at Versailles, with four-foot obelisks at each corner of the driveway, intricately tiled fountains and a series of steel sculptures that depict dolphins mid-dive, children at play and birds in flight. The 7,000-square-foot home, whose aesthetic is cruise-ship-meets-mob-mansion, has five terraces, a curved-glass elevator and an arcade room outfitted with gumball machines. On the second floor, there is what the residents call their "ice cream room," furnished with an old-fashioned counter and soda fountain.The Mill Basin neighborhood was characterized as "one of the best addresses for a wiseguy in Brooklyn" by Guy Lawson and William Oldham in their 2006 book The Brotherhoods about Mafia cops Louis Eppolito and Stephen Caracappa, and the property in which Kruger and the Turano clan live originally was constructed for Lucchese boss Anthony "Gaspipe" Casso who ordered the 1991 hit on his architect Anthony Fava "out of fear that he would one day become an FBI informant" as reported by Joey Arak for Curbed.
Kruger is well-known in the Russian belt that runs through his Brooklyn district. Last December Kruger pleaded for leniency on behalf of Nikolai Dozortsev -- a reputed "high-ranking member of Russian organized crime" -- following his money laundering conviction. Although Dozortsev faced twenty years in prison Brooklyn federal judge Frederic Block sentenced the Ukraine-born lad to only five.