The logo of the Hurricanes.
General information
  • Vargas
  • Notable members Eusebio, Alejandro, Rodrigo, Benicio
    Territory Spanish Harlem, Manhattan
    Founding Sometime before May 20, 1979
    Rivals Boppers, The Warriors, Panzers

    The Hurricanes were a prominent street gang in New York City around the time of the meeting, and one of the gangs that attended the conclave.

    The Hurricanes were led by Vargas, and their turf was Spanish Harlem in Manhattan. The Hurricanes had an ongoing rivalry with the Boppers, a gang operating out of the nearby Harlem neighbourhood. The Hurricanes also had a brief rivalry with the Coney Island-based gang The Warriors, which occurred as a result of a member of the Hurricanes named Sanchez owing The Warriors money.

    When Cyrus and the Gramercy Riffs held a conclave of New York's gangs in Van Cortlandt Park, the Hurricanes were one of the gangs that were invited to the meeting. Nine members of the Hurricanes travelled to the Bronx to represent the gang at the meeting, where they witnessed the death of Cyrus at the hands of the Rogues' leader Luther.


    [edit] History

    [edit] Formation

    The Hurricanes were founded sometime before May 20, 1979, and adopted Spanish Harlem in Manhattan as their territory.[1]

    [edit] Battling the Panzers

    On May 20, the Hurricanes' leader Vargas and his older brother Diego single-handedly defeated a group of Panzers in the Stripes and Solids, a club in Spanish Harlem. Diego and Vargas' victory over the Panzers was later reported by the D.J. on the gang radio station.

    [edit] Battling The Warriors

    See also: Encore

    On May 25, the Coney Island-based gang The Warriors sent a Warparty to Spanish Harlem to collect debts from Sanchez, a high-ranking member of the Hurricanes recently released from prison. Several groups of Hurricanes battled against the Warparty, but they were defeated as The Warriors made their way to the Stripes and Solids to confront Sanchez. At the Stripes and Solids, a large group of Hurricanes battled the Warparty in order to protect Sanchez, although the entire group of Hurricanes was defeated by The Warriors. Sanchez was then chased by two members of The Warriors, Ajax and Cochise; Sanchez was almost caught by The Warriors several times, although both times he called on the Hurricanes to help him battle Ajax and Cochise.[2]

    Sanchez eventually made his way to an old building, where he sought the help of Diego to battle The Warriors. Diego battled the Warparty for some time, before Vargas joined the battle; however, Diego and Vargas were both defeated by The Warriors, who then pursued Sanchez onto the roof. On the roof, The Warriors collected the debts owed to them by Sanchez, before Sanchez was made to fall off the roof by the Warparty, falling onto a car below.[2]

    [edit] Invading Coney Island

    See also: Turf Invasion IV

    Sometime after the Hurricanes' battle with The Warriors, a group of Hurricanes invaded Coney Island. However, the group of 16 Hurricanes was defeated by The Warriors.[3]

    [edit] Battling the Boppers

    On June 30, the Hurricanes battled the Boppers in Harlem. The D.J. later mentioned the battle on the gang radio station.

    [edit] The meeting

    See also: The Warriors (film), the meeting

    When the meeting was held by Cyrus and the Gramercy Riffs, the Hurricanes were one of the New York City street gangs that were invited to the conclave. Nine members of the Hurricanes travelled from Spanish Harlem to the conclave in Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx. At the meeting, the Hurricanes witnessed the death of Cyrus at the hands of the Rogues' leader Luther; however, the blame for Cyrus' murder was wrongfully placed on The Warriors.[4]

    [edit] Members

    [edit] Affiliates

    • Diego, Vargas' older brother.

    [edit] Behind the scenes

    The Hurricanes first appeared in the 1979 film The Warriors; they had a minor role in the film, as they were briefly seen at the meeting.[4] The Hurricanes later appeared in the 2005 video game The Warriors, which explored the brief rivalry between the Hurricanes and The Warriors.[1]

    [edit] Appearances

    [edit] Sources

    [edit] References

    1. 1.0 1.1 The Warriors (video game)
    2. 2.0 2.1 The Warriors (video game) - "Adios Amigo"
    3. The Warriors (video game) - "Turf Invasion IV"
    4. 4.0 4.1 The Warriors (film)

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