Maria Gonzalez is a Red Court Infected, loyal member of the Escobado Cartel, and manager of the New Astroland Amusement Park in Coney Island. She is also in charge of the Cartel’s money laundering and recruitment activities in the area.
Themes & Threats
Theme: America’s Playground
Aspect: Red Court Territory
Aspect: Criminal Activity Hub
Coney Island is possibly best known as the site of amusement parks and a major resort that reached their peak during the first half of the 20th century. It declined in popularity after World War II and endured years of neglect. In recent years, the area has seen the opening of MCU Park and has become home to the minor league baseball team the Brooklyn Cyclones. Recently, Coney Island has seen a resurgence in popularity with the opening of the New Astroland, highlighted by a fully restored Cyclone Roller Coaster.
What is not known publicly is that the corporation behind the New Astroland is the Red Court, specifically the Escobado Cartel. All the rides and fun enjoyed by the public is built 100% on drug money, and the Amusement Park functions as a perfect cover for laundering the dirty money. This setup has caused several skirmishes between the Cartel and members of the Lucciano Syndicate, in support of the dwindling power of the Corleone Family.