Augello was a character straight from central casting; a huge fellow approximately 6-feet 2-inches tall who had hands like baseball mitts. He was an intimidating figure utilized for strong-arm work, as needed, and maintained a mob social club in Brooklyn as his base.
Anthony (Tony the Gawk) Augello was born in 1923 in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. By the mid-1960s, Augello had moved to 294 Hendrickson Avenue in Valley Stream on Long Island.
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