Before you get to reading about interesting links…
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.
Here are some links to other websites of interest, some of which overlap the topic of New York City teenage fighting gangs from the 1950s
Three great forums for former (or current) New York City citizens to reminisce:
Lantern-Media – Research on Bronx gangs the “Ducky” Boys and the Fordham Baldies
Yahoo Groups — Message board on New York City gangs from all eras, not much new lately but has a lot of old, interesting messages.
Little blurb I wrote for New York Times blog about my research.
Website on the neighborhood of Windsor Terrace, articles mainly written by the website owner Steve, but sometimes guest articles written by others. Some of the posters and people responding are from this neighborhood in the 1950s.
Interesting website of Tony Camacho who lived in East Harlem during the 1950s, member of the Young Social Lords, check out some of his poetry there, my favorite is The Looking Glass. Click here: http://mibarriopoth.com/index.php