Bayside West Zombies Gang | West Zombies
Bayside West Zombies Gang
To some in Queens, who lived in Corona and Bayside in the fifties and early sixties, the Bayside West Zombies were the toughest gang in New York City. Three of them made the newspapers from the 1960 of a murder that was committed in a Manhasette, Long Island supermarket of a cop. Three were convicted, Robert Moll, William "Red" Stanbridge , and John Closter. They were close friends of the "Corona Dukes" after a 1955 rumble on 32nd Avenue in Bayside. The Zombies hung out in an alley located on 32nd.Ave and 200 st. in Bayside. The leaders name was John F, a very feared leader thoughout New York. The Zombies were a mixed Gang of Italian and Irish members.
Today, the front of "Zombie Alley" has the front cemented up and a door was added to enter the alley. Back in the time of the West Zombies, Beat Cops could not even walk through the alley for fear of getting beaten up. The alley ran between two rows of store. The area is called the Avenue of 32nd, and to date still has a following of crazies due to it being "Zombie Alley", a rough area to say the least.
Back of "Zombie Alley"
Bayside West Zombies
32nd and 200 Street, Bayside
32nd and 200 street, Bayside West. March Tavern was on the corner back in the fifties and early sixties.
Two Bayside West Zombies 1974
Red Stanbridge(right) and John Closter (left) at Green Haven prison in 1974.
Red Stanbridge, Robert Moll, and John Closter were members of the Bayside West Zombies. John F. was the leader, Mad Dog S., FeFe B., Tippy B., and more were all members. In the early 60s the Bayside West Junior Zombies were formed.