Drug kingpin Frank Lucas' House (former)

Frank "Superfly" Lucas is a former drug trafficker who controlled the heroin market in Harlem during the late 1960s and early 70s. His criminal career is the subject of the movie "American Gangster", in which Denzel Washington portrayed him.

This modest home is nothing like the huge mansion in the movie, but I guess that’s how Hollywood rolls. The 1,532 sqft property was his family home for many years, although he kept several apartments in NYC. Here he hosted celebrities like Aretha Franklin, and played pickup games with NY Knicks players. In 1975, the house was raided by the DEA which marked the end of Lucas’ reign.
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