Amy Sohn profiles a couple of regular Lotus and Bungalow 8 patrons, including a 27-year-old named "Frankie Boy," who lives with his parents in Carroll Gardens and grinds coffee for $13 an hour, but wears a $6,800 Cartier watchwhich he can afford because he "does things." Friend "Gallo" was recently arrested along with several members of the Gambino crime family, for running an illegal gambling operation. As long as the money's green and reasonably well laundered, the velvet ropes are elastic. But we already knew that.
Mob scene [NY Magazine]