Vincent Cirrincione was born in Brooklyn on May 31st, 1947. He grew up in a row house on Avenue U in Marine Park, raised by his Italian grandparents.
As a 10 year old in December 1957, Vincent remembers working at his grandparents’ grocery store and going to visit Ebbets Field with his friends. Unable to get tickets to the games he and his friends would sneak in with the crowds. He had no clue that one day he would be at Royal Albert Hall sitting in the Queen’s box! During the holidays he would sell Christmas trees, finding the best side of the tree, facing it towards customers, and get them to buy it, a born salesman. As a student Vincent took the subway and bus to school everyday to St. Agnes Boys High School in Manhattan.
Vincent remembers hearing the crowds cheering from his high school for John F. Kennedy after his speech to the UN General Assembly in September of 1963. Exciting things were happening in the world. He wanted to be included and make a difference.