In his later years, Frank started spending more and more time in South Florida. By that time, his caporegime Terry Zappi had also permanently relocated down to the Fort Lauderdale area where he had always kept a winter home.
Francesco Sebastiano Gagliardi – aka “Frank Gagliardi,” “Frank Gagliano,” and “Frank the Wop” – was born in Manhattan in 1905 and resided in Brooklyn for most of his adult life. He listed his residence as 725 Sixth Avenue for many years with the Bay Ridge-Bensonhurst and Coney Island sections of Kings County being his primary stomping grounds.
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