Nicknamed "the Haunty," the small two-story structure at 799 E. Third Street, owned by an associate's brother, was a killing ground for Whitey and Steve "The Rifleman" Flemmi. The first victim they lured here was Bucky Barrett, an expert safecracker behind the $1.5 million Depositors Trust bank heist of 1980. John McIntryre, a 32-year-old drug smuggler, was next. Finally, Deborah Hussey, Flemmi's 26-year-old stepdaughter, was strangled here by Bulger. All three were buried in the basement's dirt floor. They might have stayed there forever, but in 1985, the owner put the Haunty on the market. So on Halloween weekend, Bulger and his gang had to dig up the mummified bodies and rebury them in a wooded spot overlooking the Southeast Expressway, where they were not discovered until 2000. If you still have an appetite after hearing this horror story, the Galley Diner is paces away; this quaint, retro greasy spoon is family-owned and offers a great overstuffed omelet and home fries or a sandwich of freshly carved roast beef.
"World Famous" Galley Diner, 11 P St :: 617.464.1024
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