Brooklyn gangs 1980s


The infamous Lo-Life gang emerged from this tumultuous time, formed by crews of teenagers from the Brownsville and Crown Heights neighbourhoods of Brooklyn who made a name for themselves by dressing head-to-toe in expensive Ralph Lauren clothing, or “Lo”, and other preppy 1980s fashion labels. Never had a real turf, or defended their turf against other gangs. Known to attack gay prostitutes in the West Village area. Costabile Gus Farace junior, a low-level criminal, was the most famous Bay Boy. This was their only claim to fame since they had no record of fighting any of the real gangs from Brooklyn, The Bronx, or Jersey City. Brooklynisms Collected by Jim Lampos and Michaelle Pearson. Collecting Brooklynisms is an ongoing project for Michaelle and me. These are slang words or expressions that have originated in, or are associated with the great and colorful borough of Brooklyn, NY. During the 1980s, the marijuana decriminalization initiative ground to a complete standstill; not one state decriminalized marijuana possession, and in the late 1980s and early 1990, as a result of popular referenda, two states—Oregon and Alaska—recriminalized the possession of small quantities of marijuana. A non-native New Yorker looking at Washington Heights today may find it hard to believe that it was once the drug capital of New York City. Through the 1980’s and 1990’s, a veritable crack cocaine epidemic was making the streets dangerous to residents and passersby, so dangerous that Washington Heights had to create an additional police precinct in 1994. The following table shows the 200 most popular given names for male and female babies born during the 1980s. For each rank and sex, the table shows the name and the number of occurrences of that name. The 200 most popular names were taken from a universe that includes 19,237,195 male births and ...