Daughter of ‘Chin’ weighs in

Photos by Tequila Minsky

Rita Gigante, daughter of notorious mobster and Village resident Vincent “Chin” Gigante, recently published her memoir, “The Godfather’s Daughter: An Unlikely Story of Love, Healing and Redemption.” She held a book-signing at Sullivan Street Tea & Spice, at 208 Sullivan St., last month. However, when an employee was opening up on the morning of the event, he found that someone had used extra-strength glue to seal the front-door padlock shut. He reported the criminal mischief, and when police arrived they found that two unlit fireworks were taped to the shop’s windows, with cigarettes attached to them. Two Bomb Squad officers responded to the scene, dealt with the fireworks and made sure the shop was safe to open.