About the Author
Eric Ferrara is a fourth-generation native New Yorker whose family has lived in Little Italy since the nineteenth century. He is founder and director of the Lower East Side History Project, founder of the Museum of the American Gangster in New York City and a consultant on several television and movie projects worldwide.
Nina Howes is a nurse, political activist and writer who was born and raised in New York City. Her stories have been published by Kaplan Publishing and the University of Iowa Press. Her plays have been presented off-off Broadway.