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The Motion Lounge

The Motion Lounge was a Williamsburg, Brooklyn, nightclub owned by Charlie and Marie Cipolla. This was the headquarters for the Bonnano crime family under Dominick “Sonny Black” Napolitano. The lounge was located at 420 Graham Avenue, across the street from the Wither's Italian-American War Veterans Club that first opened in 1967. It was one of the central locations in FBI agent Joseph D. Pistone's six-year undercover operation to infiltrate the Mafia, and featured prominently in his autobiography Donnie Brasco: My Undercover Life in the Mafia . A fictionalized version of the lounge featured in the film adaptation, Donnie Brasco .

Williamsburg, Brooklyn Neighborhood of Brooklyn in New York City

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Nightclub entertainment venue which usually operates late into the night

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Joseph D. Pistone FBI agent

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Coordinates: 40°43′3.03″N73°56′40.91″W / 40.7175083°N 73.9446972°W / 40.7175083; -73.9446972

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