Before you get to the article…
On February 23, 2018, my book on the Mau Maus and Sand Street Angels, who were two Brooklyn youth gangs from the 1950s, has been completed. It took 15 years of research and writing to complete Brooklyn Rumble: Mau Maus, Sand Street Angels, and the End of an Era. This book is roughly 6″x9″ and has 370 pages and includes a look at the characters in the Mau Maus and the details of a gang killing that happened in February 1959 in front of the iconic Brooklyn Paramount Theater (now Long Island University). If you want to buy a copy, click here and this link will take you to an online ordering page.
The other day I stopped by in a pretty little town about an hour from where I live and stopped at a board game store that I have never seen before. I was delighted to find an interesting looking board game called Five Points Gangs of New York. Although it is a different era than the one I am researching, it looks interesting nonetheless.
I scooped it up for $30 and brought it home. The rules are pretty intensive and I haven’t played it yet, but look forward to soon I hope!