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Vito Corleone arrived in New York in 1901 and settled in the neighborhood of Hell's Kitchen. Vito helped form the Five Families, including his own, during the Pacification of New York. Under the tenure of his son Michael, the family moved to Nevada in 1955, while Peter Clemenza took over the Corleone operations in New York.
Michael Corleone returned to New York in the 1970s. During this time he was trying to make the Corleone family a completely legitimate enterprise, leaving the crime element in the hands of Joey Zasa and Don Altobello.