[Photo of 77 E. 3rd St. from Tuesday]
The Hells Angels, who left the East Village after nearly 50 years last March, have a new home in the Bronx.
According to NY1, the club resurfaced in Throggs Neck, a neighborhood in the southeastern portion of the Bronx.
“Besides the noise that we’re going to receive now, how about property value? It has to go down. It’s a gang. Who would want to buy around here knowing that you’re going to move right next to a motorcycle gang,” said Alejandro Caban.
But some are giving them the benefit of the doubt.
“At first I was a little worried about it, but then I felt good that we’ll have a presence. Maybe it will keep some of the bad people away. Recently, we had people try to get into cars. Maybe these guys will make them think twice,” said Tony Rugnetta. He lives just a few doors down from the new clubhouse.
Meanwhile, back in the East Village, renovations continue at 77 E. Third St., their former clubhouse here between First Avenue and Second Avenue.
As previously reported, workers are converting No. 77 into 22 one- and two-bedroom units with an expected price point of $3,500 a month following a $2 million renovation. There was also a report that the ground floor will house two retail spaces.
The 6-story building is now owned by Better Living Properties.
The last of the members moved out last March. The Hells Angels had No. 77 in their possession since 1969.
Previously on EV Grieve:
• Photo exclusive: Take a look inside the former Hells Angels clubhouse on 3rd Street
• After 50 years on the block, the Hells Angels appear to be selling their 3rd Street clubhouse
• The Hells Angels have left the East Village