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Old 08-18-2005, 06:26 AM
DVP DVP is offline
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New York City Teenage Gangs from the 1950's

Hello All,

I am doing some research on the old school "bopping" or "rumbling" gangs from 1955-1959 and have come across some references to some Harlem gangs like the Dragons (Puerto Rican) and the powerful Red Wings (Italian).

There was one particular murder by seven Red Wings that stands out. It happened on Memorial Day in 1958. They murdered a Cuban sitting with his girlfriend in Jefferson Park.

I am looking for anyone that would want to correspond with me on this topic as I am constructing a book on this very topic.

I can be reached at david@nospamvanpelt.on.ca (take "nospam" out when emailing), or you can post here on the board.

I hope to hear from some folks on this topic.


David Van Pelt
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