Classic New York Street Gangs

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This website is a fascinating look into NY Street Gangs from the 1960’s to the 1980’s.  Crews with names like the Savage Nomads, the Black Spades, the Devils Rebels, the Dirty Ones, and the Sex Boys ran around NY long before Williamsburg was a campus and Manhattan was Disneyland.  The Bronx is still The Bronx though.  Great video after the jump

initial source: Kaves

14 Comments, Comment or Ping

  1. i grew up in the inner city /getto in east ny and im very glad to see that some documented and runs a web site on the subject of inner city gang life i was one who has seen it and lived it

  2. Angel

    Gangs are for for L-O-S-E-R-S!!

    -Angel

  3. boobie original founder of dirtyones

    i would like to clear one thing about the past when it comes about the d.o che was not the founding father of the dirtyones it was boobie who brougth the d.o to johnson ave and put carmelo and peebles and tank1 in to the dirtyones at that time tank2 was not a dirtyone yet perez was the one to make the original patch that no one has but me the original patch was white and green the back ground was white and the letters where green and the patch read dirtyones williamsbrug not brooklyn who ever is wirtting the history has it all wrong

  4. I been looking through your gang list. I know full well there is more gangs in New York that this. So many are not listed. The Outlaws which was in bed stuv Brooklyn, new york isn’t on your list at all. The Jolly Stomper, Dynamite Brothers, the Outlaws used to walk down the street chatting Outlaws Rule the World.
    You talk about the Bronx alot. So much is happening in Brooklyn. The Outlaws are still very much around. But there not in Brooklyn, New York but in Little town here in the South together strong. Not in the policy game as they was.

  5. The Outlaws had tutors former Bishops and Chaplains of the day. Two more groups not on your list. Than again older than the 60’s. The Outlaws was broken down in two groups. The TNT Outlaws and the LTD Outlaws. TNT = Take Nothing To It But To Do It. and LTD = Live To Die. Both in Bed Stuv. Always connected to a store on Nostrand Ave and St. Johns. Being black minded of sorts. I believe the Outlaws gone Almighty. So many in the rank and file.

  6. Pichon

    I was pres. of the original Latin Kings of NYC’s Washington Heights on 182nd Street and St Nick, 1962. I should know, I thought of the name! We also hung out under the Whitestone Bridge in Highbridge Park. This is where we started and not in Chicago like The History Channel claims without any proof. That’s because it’s a lie! Those who were members know what I’m talking about and if any of you are reading this, or others who remember, I’m still around and chillin in the West Coast. Siempre loco pero calmao.

  7. Blue Karoly

    Former Member of Dynamite Brothers LOES NYC. President was Slick and VP was Kid. AKA Baby Blue where are they now please contact if you have any info.

  8. 1%-Yo,Peace to all the Brother clubs(not the DISCO wannabeees) you know what I mean,If you wasn’t DOWN&DIRTY you are not or was never a true outlaw & should never post your FUNKYASS opinions on OUTLAWS property,you didn’t back in the day so don’t hide behind your punkass p.c,give a true opinion to punks are US.com! Anyway I’m Eric from the real SAVAGE NOMADS/161st.\167:grant and was really,really surprised to run into the lost tribe. I would be honored to shoot the breeze and flash back to once upon a time. PEACE!!!

  9. MRS FLINT

    IM LOOKIN 4 BAM BAM FROM 180 ST N GUNHILL RD ,BX N.Y. HE MY OLD MANS CUZ,AND I HAVENT SEEN HIM IN YRS.I’M FLINT OLD LADY NORA, FLINT CRAZY HOMICIDE BX NYC THEN DOWNBRO MC BKLYN N.Y. RIP MY MAN OUR SON A BADASS LIKE HIS DAD,HE COMING UP GOOD,I’D LIKE HIM 2 C HOW WE REALLY GOT DOWN AND HOPE SUM 1 HAS MORE PICS.

  10. BANAKATITO

    Let me say somethng , I lived in the L.E.S. till 74, If I remember . Flaco was the leader of the Kato´s Nunchacos, Papo the leader of the Dynimite Bro´s ,there where the Puerto-rican Bro´s , Then there was Cool Breeze from the Black Spade´s ,Big Rumble in Tomkins Squre park.,Then moved to East N.Y. Bklyn, where I met J.C.Prez from the Crazy Homicide´s there was T.C. Frankie the Kid & Diamond Gino and a Brother called Spanky. Big Rival Tomahawks back in the day ,and there where Brooklyn- Homicide´s , Deadly Eagles, 77/78 Moved to Bed -Stuy Then met Rican Mace , Ace ,Tray, G.I. Indio J.R. from the Stockton Bro´s ,Midnight & Stanley aka Face from the Dirty one´s Called , Dice from Barlett boy´s My outlaw days 73-80 Jioned the Army in 81, I was 17 always the LEE JEANS Combat boots & Engineers From Red-wing,with a Hankie draging on the bottom Leather Bomber from Schott Bro´s N.Y. , of cause there were many more like frogy from the majestyc´s , Flame from the Phantom lords Leo,from the crazy ones then there just fellers like lil- moon Ruffin , Smokie from ellery, boys, Some had Heart .. and alot of Wanabees were just there . I mean if there were for instance 15 guys half were just there to be a part of something not Really Down as one might say! there is more !!!

  11. Duane

    I can’t fully agree with “Angel” that “gangs are for losers”. After all, when you’re young and impressionable, you want to identify yourself with whatever makes sense to you (by any means possible). That said, while growing up, I didn’t feel a need to belong to any one particular group, gang or affiliation to define who I was then (or even now). I’m in my mid fifties now-too busy looking good!

  12. Jose the real warrior was called lating kings 1980s in new York yes is true I puerto rican italian and black I was born 1963 og Look om wine site the real warrior from coney this whow it is every gang had to be at that meeting that year yes is true all my freinds died not fuckin funny 1980 the was true yes me my dad run with Nicky cruzz from th mau mau my dad was Carlos Reyes Carlos apaches 1950s gangs me real lating king then after the move they was call warrior yes who mad it alive to coney yes is true I am a real warrior last of the warrior started in the brand the south Bronx bro me I chane my life now I am 50 year old and look good lady’s I live in grand rapids Michigan now but going to Chicago in spring soon an go new York to 2014 to see my home new Yorker yes

  13. R.Woodman

    What about the Katos Nunchucks, Dyamite BrothersThe Javelins Lower East Side and the Die Hards? I haven’t seen much about The Lower East Side Gangs of the 70’s…

  14. Scarface

    Smith boys became the Die Hard Crew

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