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Aug 22nd, 2006
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Gangs of the Bronx - Biographies

These pages are a work in progress, so feel free to e-mail me at info@lantern-media.com with any additions or corrections. If I don't credit you for something you gave me, feel free to e-mail me and tell me - I probably didn't credit because I wasn't sure if you wanted to be publicly credited... I really do appreciate everyone who has given me info and will gladly give credit!

THE DUCKY BOYS
The Ducky Boys are a personal project for me as they literally hung out in my backyard long before I was born and prior to becoming the infamous Ducky's


Konrad Sheehan - Actor who portrayed Ducky Boy in "The Wanderers"


"The Wanderers" scene where the Ducky's want to play "football" with the other gangs.


Alan Braunstein
- Actor who portrayed the Ducky Boy Leader in " The Wanderers"

According to Richard Price's book (and movie) "The Wanderers", The Ducky Boys were "stunted Irish madmen, none of them over 5 foot 6". They were also portrayed as soul-less killers who never said a word.

For many Bronxites, the Ducky Gang was one of those mythical gangs that many people heard of, but not many people saw. I have heard references to them as "the Boogeymen of the Bronx" - where everyone was afraid of them, but nobody ever saw them...

Most of the Ducky Boys and Ducky Girls that I have spoken to get quite a kick out of those portrayals of them. The Ducky gang were quite human - they werent all short, they weren't all Irish, they weren't killers, and many of them have no problems speaking up.

The Duckys are a group of many whose main turf was Bronx Park near French Charlie's field - You can see current pictures of a section of their hangout on my Ducky Boy Territory Pictures-2006 pages.

They were big in the area from their young start at the "Duck" Pond (Twin Lakes in Botanical Gardens) in the late 50's to their eventual fading out circa 1972. Over the years many kids passed through the Ducky Boys. Sadly not all of them grew up and they will forever be known as the "Lost Boys of the Bronx".

There were a few things people found out if they were unlucky enough to get on the bad side of the Ducky's - They were great with slingshots, and there were a LOT of them. The one thing that most say the Wanderers got right was that when they fought, there were usually huge numbers.

They were also a fiercely loyal bunch of friends that always believed "Hurt one of us, Hurt us all"

For another great site with many Bronx (and other borough) gangs of the 50's and 60s, check out the New York Stone Greasers website... It has lots of details on many more gangs.

 



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