By Nick Christophers If you want to delve deep into underground New York, look no further than ELLIS studio/gallery in the DUMBO section of Brooklyn. Owner/artist David Craig Ellis is an interesting character who has been to hell and back somehow still survives. They say creative types can […]
Nick Christopher, the talented contributor to Full Access NYC has a book out and available through amazon! Nick has been writing for the past 20 years and if you have been following his profile pieces on our site, you know you are in for a real treat.
Marc Zappulla has just catapulted us back to a lifestyle very few of us are privy to with his new release “The Last Longshoreman”. Not since Marlon Brando’s marquee performance with “On The Waterfront” has there been anyone to bring us into the life of a longshoreman. Marc who has three other novels under his belt felt that re-inviting the public to this shadowy world would be a worthy subject to write about. Also his father worked on the waterfront as well.
We have been inundated with books, films and TV shows on the subject of the Mafia over the years. Wives, girlfriends and daughters have taken to the pen to expose their experiences. Yet many of them have either “sugar-coated” their stories or they really had no knowledge of “the life.”
One of the earliest books that delved deep into the life was “Mafia Marriage” by Rosalie Bonanno, who was married to Salvatore Vincent “Bill” Bonanno, the son of Cosa Nostra boss Joseph Bonanno.
“Gotti Rules,” penned by acclaimed journalist George Anastasia offers us an inside look of the John Gotti Sr. and Jr. the public never knew. Behind the sensational tabloids and “celebrity status” that the Gotti’s savored they were actually self-serving vindictive individuals. The inside information comes from someone who was John Jr.’s shadow. That person is John Alite who was not only Jr.’s shadow but his personal security guard.