New York City was the breeding ground for thousands of mobsters over the years, as well as a place where many of them died. Some of the early formative wars that took place in New York shaped the modern mob. The blood was spilled on crowded streets and deserted back alleys. Some bodies were found, while others simply vanished, never to be seen again. The rivalries were ages-old, the young upstarts looking to wrest control from the older, lazy bosses. The young usurped the old, and the modern Mafia was born.