James Cioffi and Carmine Cioffi’s New Book “Neighborhood Secrets” is a Fascinating Glimpse of East Harlem in the 1950s

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Recent release “Neighborhood Secrets” from Page Publishing authors James Cioffi and Carmine Cioffi is a telling and entertaining story that delves into the culture and history of the author’s hometown.

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James Cioffi, a husband, father, elementary school teacher with a master’s from Fordham University, devoted writer and author, has completed his newest work with his father, Carmine Cioffi. Carmine was born and raised in East Harlem in the 1950’s where the close-knit community of friends and family inspired the book “Neighborhood Secrets”. It is a gripping and potent story motivated by true events and the actions of youth growing up in East Harlem.

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, James Cioffi and Carmine Cioffi’s poignant tale explores the ideas of gangs, crime, fortune and neighborhood fame.

Growing up in east Harlem In the 1950’s was an experience unlike any other. The city blocks formed natural barriers- dividing space into what were affectionately known as “neighborhoods”- each with its own flavor and characters. Growing up in the neighborhood meant everyone knew everyone and everything that went on there. Loyalties were divided by what block people lived on and their education came from the street, where the “wise guys” were in charge of everything and outsiders were neither trusted nor tolerated. The friends people made in the neighborhood were the friends they kept for life.

For Raymond and his young friends from the neighborhood, there was no better place to grow up. Through their small-time schemes and crimes, they slowly began to make a name for themselves. As Raymond and his crew become more “active” in the neighborhood though, they saw their opportunities dwindle- most big “scores” were tightly controlled by the neighborhood wise guys. Their fortunes changed however, the day Raymond came across the score of a lifetime- a job that could change their lives and was not on the radar screen of the local wise guys. This one job would allow Raymond and his friends to fulfill their secret ambitions, but it could also destroy their futures if they got caught by the police- or worse yet- discovered by the neighborhood wise guys. The job needed to remain a closely guarded “Neighborhood Secret.”

Readers who wish to experience this profound work can purchase “Neighborhood Secrets” at bookstores everywhere or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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