Day 32

Ching-a-Ling Nomads memorial wall

January 31st, 2012

After photographing this wall in bewilderment, I turned around to find four gnarly-looking dudes dressed in leather sitting outside a building across the street. All appearances to the contrary (including the swastikas), the guy I talked to (wearing a backwards baseball cap in the fifth image of this slide show) was actually quite friendly. He and his comrades are members of the Ching-a-Ling Nomads motorcycle club, an offshoot of a 60s-era Puerto Rican street gang.

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