Former mobster Frank DiMatteo has authored his memoir The President Street Boys: Growing Up Mafia, and in a VICE interview recounts the life in old-school Brooklyn during the 1960s and 1970s:
By 13, I was driving, and I started learning about the life. By then, I knew exactly what was going on, so I was privy to a few things, but not much. I didn't go kill nobody at 13, but I was going to the clubs with them. Driving them here and there because I was tall. I looked like I do now, just a lot younger. I was six foot at 13. These guys went to a lot of restaurants, a lot of clubs, topless joints. Driving is basically how I learned what was going on.
DiMatteo was with the Gallo brothers and then later the DeCavalcante family.