About the author
Carmine Cioffi was born and raised in the New York City neighborhood of East Harlem in the 1950’s. Coming of age in a close-knit community like East Harlem- where friends and neighbors constituted an extended family- inspired the story told in “Neighborhood Secrets.” Carmine moved to the Bronx with his wife Christine and his three children.
James Cioffi, the son of Carmine, was born and raised in the Bronx. He attended Cortland State University and received his master’s degree from Fordham University. James has been an elementary school teacher for the last 15 years. He currently resides in Westchester NY with his wife and two children. Like his father Carmine, this is his first Novel.
Carmine and James would like to thank Frankie Pellegrino, and Dennis Calbi for all their help and support. They truly are “neighborhood” guys.