Most people only needed to refer to him as "Tony" --- during Caracciolo's heyday, he was "Tony" and powerhouse Anthony J. [Tony] Genovesi was "Tony Genovesi"
"Carach," as Mr. Caracciolo was sometimes called, was one of the last conservative-leaning Democrat District Leaders --- his "old 51st" covered southern Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Kensington, "Sunboro...", Sunset Park above Third &/or Fourth Avenues, and briefly, a sliver of Bay Ridge out to Ovington Avenue
In the late 70s and early 80s, he was openly socially conservative --- just like his boss long-time City Council Speaker Tom Cuite
As late as the early 1980s, "Tony" was seeking RTL endorsements for his favored Democrat candidates --- In 1980, "Carach" wanted to back "Honey" Flynn, an RTL-endorsed Democrat against incumbent Joe Ferris, but Tony's co-leader, Louise Finney, and Democrat County Leader Meade Esposito intervened, and during that primary Tony's club stayed "neutral," while Finney worked for Ferris.
Tony was often laughed at by the other Democrat District leaders, but his power was real; and he held on for many years after the CBID "reformers" were sure they could take him out --- he certainly outlasted Joe Ferris.....