Former mob-owned Casablanca restaurant in Maspeth ‘hits’ the market

Queens Maspeth real estate location
Photos courtesy DY Realty Services

Here’s looking at you, kid: a real estate deal you can’t refuse.

The former Casablanca restaurant in Maspeth, once owned and operated by the boss of a major New York crime family, is currently up for sale.

The site, located at 62-15 60th Lane, boasts a 5,250-square-foot building on 1,800 square feet of land. According to DY Realty Services‘ listing, the property includes a usable basement, a full sprinkler system, an overhead drive-in door and great signage visibility.

Although it is currently used as a warehouse for distributing manufacturing products, it was once a popular neighborhood restaurant belonging to Joseph Massino, who was at one point the head of the infamous Bonnano crime family.

Massino made headlines in 2011 by testifying in federal court against his former associate, Vincent “Vinny Gorgeous” Basciano, after the former restaurant owner’s conviction in July 2004 for seven murders, including the killing of three rival Bonnano family captains in 1981.

It was reported that Massino agreed to help federal prosecutors in order to avoid the death penalty for his own crimes.

The location would be ideal for a warehouse or restaurant with easy access to public transportation, such as the Q38, Q39, Q54 and the QM24 and 25, as well as the Long Island Expressway.

For more information about the listing, contact Brian Jaffe at 718-729-7474 or visit the DY Realty Services website.