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The site where brutal mobster Albert Anastasia was killed fifty years ago today is now a Starbucks. "Anastasia, 53, was the "Lord High Executioner" of Murder Inc., the mob's enforcement arm. He employed a motley crew of contract killers to shoot, stab, strangle, ice-pick or garrote dozens who ran afoul of the underworld...He met his cold end on the morning of Oct. 25, 1957, on a chair in the lobby barbershop of the Park Sheraton Hotel, now the Park Central, on Seventh Avenue between West 55th and 56th streets." [NY Post]