Been looking for this for a while so thought I'd share it. I'm just watching it now for the first time. Enjoy...
80 Blocks from Tiffany's is a 1979 documentary directed by Gary Weis. It depicted the daily life of gangs within the context of the South Bronx. It dealt primary with two African American and Puerto Rican gangs known as the "Savage Skulls" and the "Savage Nomads".
The South Bronx was known for its severe social decay during the 1970s and this idea was emphasised throughout the documentary. The documentary also illustrated many social issues such as high unemployment, prostitution and drug and alcohol abuse. The name of the documentary refers to the distance between Tiffany's jewelry store, in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, and the South Bronx.
80 Blocks from Tiffany's was released by Pacific Arts Entertainment for Home Video on VHS in 1985.
Cool for later
Right around the same time as " The Warriors!*
In for later
DSR's book might be worth some cash now. I got to say, all that Nazi symbolism WTF!
Found another. Rape seems a little blazay back then...
Why do gangs pick such dumb shit names.
Like its two words. Do you need to both use 'Savage'?
In for more suggestions
As a native NYer I thank you for this post and VU. love watching old NY documentaries.
wow......crazy world.....that cop was right out of the Beastie Boys Sabotage video
There was another cool NY gang documentary called West Side Story. You guys should look into that one too.