[VIDEO] Learn All About Sunset Park's Street Gangs in the 70's and 80's Straight From the Source

New York City was a crime-filled place in the 1970s and early 80s, a place where street gangs, muggers and violent criminals ran loose in the streets without fear. While much of the history in that era is focused on Manhattan and The Bronx, Brookly saw its fair share of criminal and gang activity.

In this video from BRIC TV, watch as local gangster historian King Klast gives you a tour of Sunset Park, and the gangs that used to roam there.

Since the late 90’s, King Klast has maintained an online destination that documents this history in the form of http://www.classicnystreetgangs.com/. In 2010 he became a member of The Assassinators (who are now a community organization) and took part in consulting for the documentary Rubble Kings. […] he discusses the various crews that ran Sunset during the 70’s and 80’s, and shares his first-hand experience with the violence that persisted at the time.


Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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