80 blocks from Tiffanys.
This is the distance between the South Bronx and the world famous Tiffanys jewelry store in Manhattan, New York.
80 blocks separated the bedazzled boutique from the Savage Skulls and
Savage Nomads, two of New Yorks most infamous Black and Puerto Rican
gangs of the 1970s.
Savage crews didnt just travel downtown to steal fine jewelry. They
were known far and wide in New York for racketeering, assaults, girl
gangsters, pimping, and much, much more.
AllHipHop.com continues its Gangs of New York series, we invite you
to enjoy Gary Weiss classic 1979 documentary 80 Blocks from
Tiffanys, which recounts a vivid tale of the Savage Skulls and Savage
Nomads legendary reign of terror during the same period Hip-Hop was coming to life.