Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Who's Almost Who In Knickerbocker Village History: Jake LaMotta

The picture of Joe Bruno with Vicki LaMotta brought Jake to mind as a "who's who" candidate. Most biographies say Jake was born in the Bronx in 1921, some say on the lower east side. I'm sure it's the Bronx, later (early 1930's) he moved to the east village area where he developed a friendship with Rocky Graziano. Rocky was born on Rivington, near Chrystie and later moved to Avenue A and around East 14th Street. Here are several youtube clips of Jake, telling some humorous, stories that I combined into one clip. Jake is still with us and living in Manhattan.

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