Street gangs in New York City

New York City has a 200 year history of street gangs going back to the early 1800s. During the 1830s & 1840s the street gangs and political leaders worked together in a variety of illegal racquets. Some of the street gangs including youth were were descendents of the colonialists, but many gangs were formed by Irish, German and Jewish immigrants. By the middle of the 20th Century, street gangs were composed by Hispanic and Black youth and by the late 1970s and early 1980s, street gang identity was waning.

The advent of Hip-Hop culture, drew youth away from gangs and channeled their time on the streets into a variety of different art forms such as graffiti, break dancing and rapping. The competitive nature of hip-hop caused it to flourish during the 1980s in New York, but by the early 1990s, a new generation of youth were forming street gangs again.

The following list reflects gang names that have appeared in the following burroughs of New York. It does not mean that these gangs are actually active, but at some time in the past, graffiti of these gang have appeared on the walls.

The Bronx

  1. 18th Street Crips
  2. 18 Outlaw Bloods (18 O)
  3. 59 Brims
  4. 62 Harvard Park Brims
  5. 83 Gangster Crips
  6. 93 Bloods (NTG)
  7. 111 Neighborhood Crips
  8. 183 Bloods
  9. 252 Sex Money & Murder
  10. Ace Duece Tray Crips
  11. Almighty Latin King / Queen Nation (ALKQN)
  12. Black P Stones
  13. Black Spades [defunct]
  14. Blood Stone Villians
  15. Bounty Hunters
  16. Cholos Del Bronx
  17. Dominicans Dont Play
  18. Elm Street Piru
  19. G Stone 823
  20. Gangsta Killa Bloods
  21. Geer Gang Crips (773)
  22. Ghost Town
  23. Grape Street Crips, 81st Street
  24. Harlem Mafia Crips
  25. HMC Rollin 30s
  26. Hoovers, 59
  27. Hoovers, 74
  28. Hoovers, 83
  29. Hoovers, 92
  30. Insane Gangster Crips (ICG)
  31. Los Traviesos
  32. Mad Swan Bloods
  33. Miller Gangster Bloods
  34. MOB Piru – Murder One Bloods
  35. Neighborhood Rollin 20s Bloods
  36. Original Harlem Crip Rollin 30s
  37. Netas
  38. Nomads
  39. Mara Salvatrucha 13 (MS13)
  40. Outlaw Gangster Crips
  41. PayBacc Crips
  42. Payback Gangsta Bloods
  43. PlayBoy Gangster Crips
  44. Rocc Gang Neighborhood Crip
  45. Rollin 20s Crips
  46. Rollin 40s Crips
  47. Rollin 60s
  48. Rollin 90s
  49. Santana Blocc Crips
  50. Savage Skulls
  51. Shot Gun Crips
  52. Suicide Murder Crip
  53. Tree Top Piru
  54. Valentine Bloods
  55. Wild Card Gangster Crips

Brooklyn

  1. 18 Tray Outlaws (OET)
  2. 18th Street
  3. 43 Gangster Crips
  4. 83 Gangster Crips
  5. 9 Tray Bloods (NTG), Bedford Stuyvesant area)
  6. Avalon Gangster Crips
  7. Decepticons [defunct]
  8. East Gangster Crips
  9. G Shine
  10. G Stone Crips
  11. Gangster Killer Bloods (GKB)
  12. Ghost Town
  13. Little Boys Crew (LBC)
  14. Red Fam Piru
  15. South Brooklyn BoysOther
  16. South Side Crips

    Manhattan

  17. 18th Street
  18. 59 Brims
  19. 83 Gangster Crips
  20. 93 Gangsters (NTG)
  21. 116th Street [defunct]
  22. 183 Gangster (OET)
  23. Almighty Latin King / Queen Nation
  24. Black P Stones
  25. Blood Stone Gangsters
  26. Dominicans Dont Play
  27. Galaxies [defunct]
  28. Jheri Curls [defunct]
  29. Flying Dragons
  30. Ghost Shadows
  31. Hop Sing Boys
  32. Korean Power
  33. Mad Dog Bloods
  34. Purple Gang [defunct]
  35. Red Fam Piru
  36. Sex Money Murder
  37. Trinitarios
  38. United Blood Nation
  39. Valentine
  40. White Tigers
  41. Wild Cowboys [defunct]
  42. Young Talented Children [defunct]

Staten Island

  1. 59 Brims
  2. 93 Bloods
  3. Albania Boys Inc (ABI)
  4. Almighty Latin King / Quenn Nations
  5. Gangster Killer Bloods
  6. G-Shine
  7. Nation of Gods & Earth (NGE)
  8. Trey Pounds

127 Comments for “Street gangs in New York City”

  1. The farmer

    And your weed prices suck. You can’t compare, the weather, the girls, the whole lifestyle is better. We sport tank tops in the nice Cali sun. Fuckin New Yorkers and their shitty, dirty ass city. That’s why they tried to wipe y’all off the planet.

    • OGNYSHit

      Dont nobody need cali weed no more not since they have seeds and Hydroponic Marijuana cfl uv Grow Light technology nobody even caring about L.A weed no more. the chicks are run down out there and cali sucks now its really whack in cali not like how it used to be shit changed id rather miami than cali, cali fell off

      • Fuck u

        Fuck your race OGNYShit.. your a fucken punk ass SNITCH too

        • Fuck a SNITCH

          Fuck you (OGNYSHit) Fuck your (mother) your (father) and your whole (family) and your (race) your nothing but a punkass RAT SNITCH

        • OGNYSHit

          Ima give you address and you meet me there when I shoot you up if you dont die you cant snitch well see who the snitch is bitch ya faggot fucking dad a snitch fuck cali weed fake ass people talking bullshit everybody know cali the fakest place on the planet FUCK cali weed and fuck your mother you rat bitch

      • The farmer

        At least herb is practically legal out here. So fuck you!
        Peace to my homies in Colorado and Washington they 100pcent legal. We will be next. Hi yeah, New Yorkers pay too much for tobacco too. Fuckn morons

  2. The farmer

    You probably need lights and all that shit in ny. Where the weather suxx! Out here I got the hot ass California sun. While you are freezn ure ass off in the east coast. I grow my shit out doors majority of the year. Great weather. Bithcez probably can’t even wear skimpy ass clothes cuz it’s so fuckin cold. All I see is ass,ass and more ass out here son! New York only has one good thing goin for it, the hip hop scene that’s it.

    • Fuck a SNITCH

      Fuck you (OGNYSHit) Fuck your (mother) and your (father) and your (family) and your (race) you ain’t nothing but a fucken RAT SNITCH you PUNKASS internet banger

      • OGNYSHit

        but you aint put down where the block you at???? if im a internet banger write your block down and who you are bitch? dont respond until you do that you fucking pussy id like to put a few bullets in your fucking head who you think you talking to bitch I aint never snitch on nobody you up here running your mouth wheres the paperwork you fucking idiot???? precisely your full of bullshit I aint got shit to hide youd be in a pool of blood running your punk ass mouth from the head bitch you here typing because of free wifi write down the block you bitch we can handle this in the streetz youll die bitch

        • Fuck a SNITCH

          Your a punkass BITCH going hard over the internet saying put down my street when you saying you live in Miami you ain’t nothing but an INFORMANT ready to call the cops on me for terrorist threats I know you, you been EXPOSED you and your punkass dad are fucken SNITCHES and that whore mother of yours fucked that fat detective to get you of that drug charge

    • OGNYSHit

      all i heard was blah you fucking dummy fucking cali is whack and you know that truth hurts you bitch I ll be in Miami were its the truth not fake ass cali I lived in cali did everything there dont want to be there its fucking whack fuck fake ass cali great place to visit thats all I was there and everybody from everywhere else says the same shit its fake out there and the locals are plastic fucking lame and you never heard someone visit NEW YORK and say that shit without missing a tooth or some shit you always hear the energy is crazy the people there are real and rude we dont take no bullshit and we dont fake no punches and its firmly known about New York the shit is real in New York straight and uncut come here with your cali bullshit and leave in box fuck you IM FROM NEW YORK bitch

  3. Fuck a SNITCH

    Your nothing but a punkass SNITCH (OGNYSHit)

    • OGNYSHit

      oh yeah fuck cali weed you shouldnt have a Stone fight with a glass jaw you bitch FUCK CALI WEED GROW YOUR OWN FUCK THIS BUTT HURT BITCH CAUSE I PULLED UP HIS DRESS EXPOSED BITCH HAHA…… FUCK THIS BITCH FUCK CALI WEEDGROW YOUR OWN HIGH GRADE DONT DIRESPECT MY CITY BITCH EVER FUCK YOUR LIFE

  4. OGNYSHit

    fuck this mediator fucking putting 18st as the first in every category they aint first first for what?FUCK YOU BITCH!

  5. Fuck a SNITCH

    Fuck you (OGNYSHit) you the biggest NETBANGER around..saying put down my street in NY when you saying you live in Miami you saying you gonna kill people over the internet you ain’t nothing but a FRAUD I know exactly who you are your punk ass dad is a fucken SNITCH just like you and the whore mother of yours fucked that fat detective to get you of that drug charge you been EXPOSED buster

    • OGLASHit

      Man I know this punk that goes by the name OGNYSHit he does come to cali he comes every year to March in the GAY pride Parade in San Francisco he’s always wearing daisy dukes…I be backhanding he’s BITCH ass every year but he really loves that DICK because he keeps coming back every year

  6. cutamexicanwettbackheadsoffday

    To the fucking mexican wetback l.a fuck the laema you spanard slave wetback roach fuck mexico its a seis pool thats why you border hopping roach keep get ting deported illegal roach get smoked bitch weak bitch truth hurts you fucking follower beaner

    • Mexican LATIN KING

      Fuck you NIGGER !!!! I can go thru any street with my Mexican flag and nobody will do shit to me because the almighty LATIN KINGS control were ever we stroll {so if your really from NYORK OGNYSHit you know we’re we at so come thru BITCH and see who’s head gets cut off

  7. OGNYSHit

    @ashamed newyorker your a loser a fucking idiot disgrace they have all kinds of gay latino gangs in east l.a pomona 13 did gay porn and a bunch of scraps are proud faggets fucking eachother 18st have transsexuals real shit ms13 have manicures they call them faggets you say its allowed in NY your a fucking idiot how the fuck do you say every gang allows fags in there gang speak on the latins in NY cause thats who you talking about you idiot fuck fags i fuck with strictly pussy you misrepresenting the whole city on 1 set of people in the city YOU IGNORANT FUCKING DISGRACEFUL BITCH YOUr putting down your own city and bigging up a state that dont deserve it because you dont know what you speaking there are fagget scraps in l.a you stupid

    • Mexican LATIN KING

      Fuck you nigger I’m Mexican and proud of it I walk thru any street in NY and nobody dares challenge me because were a LATIN KING strolls he controls so If you really from NYORK OGNYSHit you know we’re we at bring it BITCH

      • racetrackrick

        u aint no latin king for one they don’t have the sureina and they are mostly Puerto rican and domenican but they are also enemies with black gangs still you are a sureina piece of scum take your beaner wetback ass back to mexico for I call immigration

      • OGNYSHit

        Who are you? What block? Lk are food my Bloods is washing you bitches left and right. What you think it cant happen to you bitch them ddp got yall running scared you said that like you cant get bodied you fucking wetback you a roach you spaniard slave youll die right where you at puuuuussssy fuck punk ass wetbacks youl get washed just how we do you queens on the island fuck wetbacks it aint safe for you bitxh ill cut your fucking off. Whut up?

    • ashamed newyorker

      First off you keep talking to me like if I’m Latino or Hispanic well I’m not your just a racist blaster and a really big time netbanger

      • mexicansISpuusssssy murder dem

        Fuck wetbacks punk ass wetbacks get punked beat up and smoked all across fuck mexico you have pride then bitch fuck you doing here fuck outta here fake punk ass breed we more indigious fuck spaniard slave taken shots and beat downs will never run shit in NY not as long as the Original clicks here My WEST INDIANS JAMAICANS TRINI ANTIQUA GUYANESE GRENADA BAHAMAS HATIANS all W.I Tribes BIG UP and all dem real niggahs and da real Gs WE GONE RUN YA OFF THE BLOCK WE DONT TAKE NO BACK CHAT MURDER DEM BALD HEAD PUSSSY BOIS A DEAD YA FUCKING DEAD this aint l.a pussy fuck wetbacks

      • mexicansISpuusssssy murder dem

        Fuck wetbacks punk ass wetbacks get punked beat up and smoked all across fuck mexico you have pride then bitch fuck you doing here fuck outta here fake punk ass breed we more indigious fuck spaniard slave taken shots and beat downs will never run shit in NY not as long as the Original clicks here My WEST INDIANS JAMAICANS TRINI ANTIQUA GUYANESE GRENADA BAHAMAS HATIANS all W.I Tribes BIG UP and all dem real niggahs and da real Gs WE GONE RUN YA OFF THE BLOCK WE DONT TAKE NO BACK CHAT MURDER DEM BALD HEAD PUSSSY BOIS A DEAD YA FUCKING DEAD this aint l.a pussy

      • OGNYSHit

        Fuck you you a bitch. No pride a fucking fag. netbanger? im in these streets for real I been ringin bells. Been tearing shit up on the island 1upper cmc houses with the lifers and predicate cutters is you fucking stupid you a fucking fake.

        • Mexican LATIN KING

          Fuck you NIGGER you nothing but a fucken NIGGER boy SLAVE… LATINKINGS run it all you monkeys are just target practice LAUGHABLE!!! stop hating on Mexico BITCH you will never be as crazy ass mexicans one of our smallest towns has the highest MURDER RATE IN THE WORLD (JUAREZ MEXICO)so grow balls before talking your shit and actually do something BITCHHHHH

  8. mexicansISpuusssssy murder dem

    Where you at? Another punk ass wetback what block are you FAG? you a fake bitch king who you false claimer? You require treatment pussy ass coward Fuxking wetback spaniard slave bitch false take over bitches ill get you touched got this bitch scared to say his name and what block you claim fuxking wetback wanna be spic pop you in your face fucking peasant.

  9. mexicansISpuusssssy murder dem

    Where you at? Another punk ass wetback what block are you FAG? you a fake bitch king who you false claimer? You require treatment pussy ass coward Fuxking wetback spaniard slave bitch false take over bitches ill get you touched got this bitch scared to say his name and what block you claim fuxking wetback wanna be spic pop you in your face fucking peasant you have no crown to test ill murder you pussy

    • Mexican LATIN KING

      Alright BITCH let see met up on my spot (81 central ave) on this 4th of July that way you’ll have enough time to read this message…I’m talking to (OGNYSHit) Fuck the netbanging talk is cheap come thru is you have the balls BITCH.. and if you don’t witch I know you ain’t I’m going to EXPOSE you as BITCH ass coward

      • racetrackrick

        u wont do shit but go find your boyfriend another shaven head faggot whos dick u will be sucking and fucking I called immigration already

      • OGNYSHit

        You a lying FAG bitch…. who are you bitch? What borough? You a dead wetback. We kill wetbacks for fun roach you puttin anything you fucking cowards whos your name? What crossstreet?

        • Mexican LATIN KING

          You ain’t nothing but a PUNKASS FRAUD if you were really from around here you would know how to find us you would know our spots at (179 Jefferson st) (179 Starr st) (180 Jefferson st) (Irving ave) in the (BUSHWICK) section of (BROOKLYN) so if you’re really from here come thru it’s the 3rd I gave you till the 4th of July to prove you a real man and not a netbanger I told you my streets everybody knows our spots everybody knows we’re to find a LATINKING so either you not from here or you are from here and just pretending to be STUPID and not know the streets I’m talking about…so enough said I’m calling you on your BLUFF you got till the 4th to prove your not a COWARD

  10. Mexican LATIN KING

    It’s the 4th I’m waiting for you (OGNYSHit) come and prove you ain’t all talk I’m calling you on your BLUFF you run the keyboard a lot now prove you a real NEWYORKER I come thru… you asked for my street I gave it to you I’m calling you out…a Mexican said it

    • Mexican LATIN KING

      EXPOSED EXPOSED EXPOSED !!!!!! (OGNYSHit) got exposed as a COWARD he asked for my streets so he can come over and kill me but when it came down to it and I gave him my streets and he didn’t show up he ain’t nothing but a NETBANGER going hard on his keyboard and nothing more all that shit he talked about mexicans and now he got EXPOSED as a COWARD buy one.. so don’t nobody listen to him he’s nothing but a FRAUD and a COWARD

      • racetrackrick

        cause you were getting you faggot ass boyfriends he aint stupid I know if it was fair playing field you run and hide cause you a punk ass Mexican faggot and immigration is waiting so obviously you ran like a rat

      • ashamed newyorker

        I’m ashamed for OGNYSHit….

        • Fuck a SNITCH

          I knew OGNYSHit was a FRAUD and a COWARD he just goes hard on the keyboard but in person he’s as soft as charming tissue OGNYSHit is a straight bitch HAHAHAHAHA

  11. hypocritical

    OGNYSHit is a pussy for running his mouth and not backing it up…Fucken BITCH

    • OGNYSHit

      This to anybody talking shit fucking fags said bluff bitch who the fuck are you As I already said I back anything I speak on PUSSY fucking fags IM IN THE STREETS MAKING MONEY HOE ass bitch what your name you pussy ass peasant fucking internet pussies on the internet all day no life YOU BITCH YOU STILL AINT SAY WHO THE FUCK YOU IS YOU A BITCH HIDING BEHIND A GROUP NAME THAT DONT HOLD MUCH WEIGHT WHEN I CATCH YOU ITS GONNA BE A WRAP BITCH WHO ARE YOU IF YOU WAS A REAL QUEEN YOU WOULD HAVE STATED FOR THE RECORDED WHO YOU ARE YOU FAKE PUSSY WHAT THEY CALL YOU FOR THE 5TH TIME WHO ARE YOU????

  12. OGNYSHit

    this bitch said everybody knows this about us blah blah blah FUCK YOU BITCH YOU BITCHES AINT SHIT aint nobody thinking about you bitch WHO THE FUCK ARE YOU AGAIN? NOBODY IMA show you just how much of a fucking punk you are YOU AINT NOBODY BITCH got the cops on stand by pussy you gonna get people hurt you stupid bitch

    • Mexican LATIN KING

      Shut the fuck up BITCH ass cop caller!!!! You asked for my streets and I gave them to you with advanced notice of were we were supposed to have met but you were to SCARED you PUNK ass FRAUD I called (YOUR BLUFF) you fucken internet banger… and if you DON’T even have the BALLS to show up to what was supposed to be our fight why in the fuck do you want to know my name are you going to call the cops on me I gave you my street and you don’t show.. you been EXPOSED as a LIEYIN COWARD….NUFF SAID

      • ashamed newyorker

        I’m still very ashamed for OGNYSHit for being a coward and a homosexual SMH

        • hypocritical

          I can’t believe this BITCH »OGNYSHit« still has the audacity to keep commenting after he straight BACKED DOWN from a fight!!! Kept running his mouth about (give me a street give me a street) and when one was given to him he’s a no show that’s straight NETBANGING BITCH shit..do us all New Yorkers a really big favor and stop claiming our great city it’s not for BUSTERS like you

  13. OGNYSHit

    If I backed down why this fucking wetback fag aint say who he is? I laugh at you fucking jokes I will fucking kill this bitch this internet shit is bullshit I backed down from a fight………… lmao you punks are jokes real shit cocksucking fucking cop calling 911 on speed dail you 3 the type to act tough when the police around this bitch I called this bitch out hell rather get his homies hit then stand up your missing the point hes running his mouth then scared to say who he is hiding behind some pussies smh this internet bullshit I katch you bitch its gonna be bad for you I cant stand a fucking coward hiding behind other cowards and computer boards you a dead fag bitch walking fucking punks

  14. OGNYSHit

    @hypocritical Ill smack the shit outta you bitch you a fucking fake the name says it all fucking punk ill stomp teeth out your face your a pure bitch

  15. Mexican LATIN KING

    (OGNYSHit) U BITCHOUT ON A FIGHT AND EVERYBODY KNOWS IT …..I TOLD YOU EXACTLY WERE I’M AT JUST LIKE YOU ASKED (SO WERE ARE YOU I’M STILL WAITING???) NUFF SAID

    • OGNYSHit

      who are you bitch???? whats the aka pussy?

      I have nothing to prove especially not to pussy ass bitches. you too scared to say typical punk ass wetback i cant blame you you just being a fucking pussy punk ass wetback hiding behind someone else bitch ass bitch the next time im back in NY im goinna shoot the whole shit up dont forget to come back on here and mention how whoever live there got hit up because your a spinless fucking pussy ass wetback

  16. OGLASHit

    I keep telling everybody that OGNYSHit is a FAGGET.. he ohh I mean SHE always participates in San Franciscos gay pride parade…so don’t take him serious he’s just a netbanger

    • Fuck a SNITCH

      To everybody on this site !!!! The only reason OGNYSHit wants to know and keep asking for people’s real names is because he’s a SNITCH I’m telling you.. he got called out and BACKED DOWN because he’s a FRAUD he has no intentions of meeting up with anybody he’s an INFORMER for the POLICE and wants to get everybody’s real name why else does he keep asking for people’s real names they gave him the Nike name and gang and cross streets and that’s still not enough for his ass…HE’S A SNITCH I’M TELLING YOU… just ignore him or your going to get arrested

  17. AMOneyBUshwick07

    @ Mexican Latin King.. Kings Been Washed Up In Bushwick Since King Lucky Got Locked Up So Idk What You Talking About 180 Jefferson And All Those Addresses. The Bloods And Patrias Run Bushwick. Ya King Nikkas Is Starting To Come Out Of Jail. Talk Facts Kings Are Washed Up In Brooklyn..

  18. Mexican LATIN KING

    Fuck you talking about you fucken LIAR… all you bitches are SNITCHING your way to survival can’t hang in a war with us so your always calling the cops..but we still here holding it down come thru as see for yourselves…we ain’t gonna let you SNITCHES win best believe that

  19. KING

    Fuck all of our enemies

  20. GurustreetBloods156

    GSB156 is in L.A we think NYC is pussy come over here nigga Piru to Inglewood we fly yo all It’s BZ-PIRU CZ-Inglewood L.A THE WORST NIGGA GET SHOT EVERY 2 HOURS ITS HARD MAN…geezz shit gets real

  21. FLATBUSH

    GSC ON CRIPS LOCC WE RUN BROOKLYN AY AY AY ON 90z BITCH

  22. racetrackrick

    hey yo mamaisannoying u a faggot and fuck fake latin kings yall get sprayed if you Mexican and they aint no Mexican latin kings s in new York

  23. racetrackrick

    hey yo mamaisannoying we fucked your mom and you aint shit homie talking that pussy shit fuck your race cause it aint shit

  24. racetrackrick

    im a chicano you dip shit and you Mexicans disgrace the rest of us decent citizens you fucking fake latin king

  25. Latin kings

    Fuck your momma and your race

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