By Frank Dimatteo
Mondo the Dwarf. Frankie photographs. Jospeh “Little Lolly Pop” Carna. Larry “Big Lolly Pop” Carna. Salvatore “Sally Boy” Marinelli. Johnny Tarzan. Louie Pizza. Sally D, Bobby B, Roy Roy, and Punchy.
They have been THE PRESIDENT highway BOYS of Brooklyn, New York.
Frank Dimatteo was once born right into a relatives of mob hitmen. His father and godfather have been shooters and bodyguards for notorious Mafia legends, the Gallo brothers. His uncle was once a capo within the Genovese crime relatives and bodyguard to Frank Costello. keep in mind that, DiMatteo observed and heard issues boy shouldn’t see or hear.
He knew every body in the community. they usually knew him. . .and his family members. And does he have a few wild tales to inform. . .
From the old-school Mafia dons and notorious “five households” who known as the entire pictures, to the new-breed “independents” of the ballsy Gallo gang who didn’t resolution to nobody, Dimatteo pulls no punches in describing what it’s quite like starting to be up within the mob. Getting his cheeks pinched via loopy Joe Gallo till tears got here down his face. chucking up the sponge of faculty and placing gangster-style with the men on President highway. looking at the Gallos salary an all-out conflict opposed to wiseguys with extra strength, extra money, extra weapons. and eventually, revealing the stunning deathbed confessions that might blow the lid off the sordid deeds, gorgeous betrayals, and all-too-secret historical past of the yankee Mafia.
Originally self-published as Lion within the Basement
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“Frankie D was once born and raised during this life—and he’s nonetheless alive and nonetheless unfastened. They don’t come any sharper then Frankie D. a true gangster tale. Read this book!” —Nicky “Slick” DiPietro, manhattan City
“I understand Frankie D from while i used to be a child residing in South Brooklyn. It used to be difficult examining approximately my father, Gennaro “Chitoz” Basciano, yet I knew it used to be the reality. Frankie’s booklet is lifeless at the money—I couldn’t positioned it down.” —Eddie Basciano, someplace in Florida
“It’s been 40 years considering the fact that I’ve been with Frankie D doing our factor on President road. This booklet used to be like a flashback, Frankie D nails it from starting to the top. Bravo, from one of many President road Boys.” —Anthony “Goombadiel” DeLuca, Brooklyn, New York
“As a local child I grew up round President road and be aware of firsthand the entice of ‘the lifestyles’ as a police officer and as a child that escaped the entice. i will let you know the blind loyalty that the crews had for his or her bosses—unbounded, unlimited, and hazardous. because the Prince of President highway, Frank Dimatteo, is consultant of a misplaced new release of Italian americans. If any of this workforce have been given a good shot in the beginning they might were geniuses of their selected field.” —Joseph "Giggy" Gagliardo, Retired DEA Agent, manhattan City
“The President highway Boys takes me again as though it was once a time machine. Its authenticity is compelling examining for these attracted to what issues have been rather like in these mob heydays; now not a few author’s formula with out an inkling of what used to be occurring backstage. I enjoyed the publication simply because i used to be there, and comprehend evidently readers will like it too.” —Sonny Girard, writer of Blood of Our Fathers and Sins of Our Sons
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