Kapilow often worked in tandem with McCarthy. They held multiple union charters to create “paper locals,” which were, in essence, nothing more than “sham” phony locals, often with no actual union membership that was utilized to “shakedown” employers for extortion payoffs.
Daniel (Danny) Kapilow was born and bred in the Bronx on March 16, 1921. Danny would stay as a Bronx resident for years to come. By the mid-1960s, he had relocated over the Whitestone Bridge to Queens. He moved to 162-01 Powell Cove’s Boulevard in Beechhurst, an upscale neighborhood overlooking the bay near Whitestone.