GVSHP & Loisaida Center >> The Street Gangs of the Lower East Side


Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation (GVSHP)

Loisaida Center



Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at Loisaida Center with Cochise Quiles and Clayton Patterson


With The Street Gangs of the Lower East Side, Jose “Cochise” Quiles and Clayton Patterson provide a brutally honest, self-reflective and moving account of one person’s struggle to break the cycle of violence and poverty since birth through creativity and compassion for others in the East Village / Lower East Side. Quiles pulls no punches about the experiences that took him from gang leader to historian of gangs, artist, and author who creates with a joyous yet desperate edge, for the sake of sheer survival.



Clayton Patterson Photographed the Best of New York’s Lower East Side

From the Allen Street Boys to Satan’s Sinners, Street Gangs of the Lower East Side

L.E.S. gang book’s snub is a punch to the gut

The lost street gangs of NYC’s Lower East Side



The Street Gangs of the Lower East Side