|Previous: Death of Norman Rossi|
|Richie's Tavern ambush|
|Conflict: Carmine Rosato's Rebellion|
|Date: February 15-16, 1959|
|Place: Richie's Tavern, Triboro, New York City|
|Outcome: NYPD victory|
Sergeant Douglas Hughes †
30 NYPD officers
Trapanis: 4 mobsters
Trapanis: 1 severely wounded
In 1959, a mob war began between Carmine Rosato's Family and the Corleone/Clemenza family when Carmine Rosato, a Capo under Aldo Trapani, left the family following Trapani's death and Frank Pentangeli's refusal to grant him territory in The Bronx, like his late predecessor Peter Clemenza promised. Trapani Don Dominic murdered Carmine Rosato Soldier Franklin Credi, starting an official mob war. Next, he murdered Capo Norman Rossi, and took over several of Carmine Rosato's businesses. Carmine Rosato, claiming that he had no control over his street enforcers, called Dominic's apartment and asked for a sitdown at Richie's Tavern to apologize for his failed attack on Sweet Life Bakery and to make peace.
When Dominic and Pentangeli met with Rosato, Carmine Rosato's soldier Dennis Davizzi and his enforcer Alvin Datini tried to murder Dominic and Pentangeli with garrote wires, but NYPD officer Douglas Hughes entered the tavern for a drink, and intervened. Rosato pushed him out of the way and tried to escape through the streets, starting a gunfight.
Davizzi and Datini were shot dead by Dominic , but not before incapacitating Pentangeli with their stranglehold. Dominic fled on the rooftops, covered by his enforcers who were in the back room of the tavern, as well as his soldiers Jimmy Lira and Bill Bardi. He exchanged shots with the NYPD as he jumped roof to roof, until he vaulted through the window of his safehouse, breaking the glass but escaping the police.