Map and Tour of Tulsa Gangs
In the second largest city of Oklahoma there has been a long association with many stereotypes, from the much street activity that occurs within the streets of the Tulsa ghetto to the various Tulsa gangs that roam the city, but there is more to this small city that has often been referred as Thug Town. Below highlights some of the most known Tulsa hoods in the city, from the North Side to South and East Tulsa.
Breakdown of Tulsa Hoods and Gangs
The heart of the streets have always been on the North Side, or in North Tulsa. This section of the city includes Tulsa hoods like Comanche Park. Once the most notorious housing project in the city, known for its constant police raids and round the clock patrols, it gained reputation during the 1980s and continued to be plagued by the streets throughout the 1990s and 2000s.
One of the busiest intersections in North Tulsa is 46th and Martin Luther King. Known for the highly popular Super Stop convenience store, the area of 46th and MLK is around the location of various Tulsa gangs. From the Neighborhood Crips of the Squeeze Team to the Hoovers or non-affiliated sets like 4800 Denver Blocc Hustle Gang (Denver and 48th Street).
Along 56th Street, between MLK and North Peoria, is several of the most infamous and most notorious Tulsa hoods, the Hoovers of Frankford Blocc and Garrison Blocc and the first hood of the Red Mob Gangsters, which is largest Blood affiliation in the state of Oklahoma.
As there are numerous housing projects scattered throughout North Tulsa, like Morningstar, Apache Manor, Towne Square, Mohawk Manor, Seminole and Whitlow, and Osage Hills, Vernon Manor was one of the most notorious, especially between the the 1980s and 2000s. Many of the projects were built during the 1960s and 1970s, but would quickly become infested with problems, from street and gang activity to poor maintenance and living conditions.
Eventually the housing projects either became sold to private investors, turned into gated communities with stricter policies, demolished, or rebuilt. They were originally constructed to provide affordable housing. However, their construction in North Tulsa led to white flight due to stereotypes and fear.
The heart of East Tulsa sits east of I-44 and north of Hwy 51. With an Hispanic population of close to 20%, the majority reside on the city’s East Side, an area that began to change by the 1980s. Home to apartments and neighborhoods along S. Garnett Road, East Tulsa is the largest section of Tulsa gangs that come from a Hispanic background.
South Tulsa’s South Peoria Ave. and 61st Street has long been recognized as one of the most dangerous and street active sections of the city. An area of low income apartment complexes has often seen the light of television cameras. The streets have been active in the area since the 1990s, as low income residents have been within the community since the 1980s, if not before.
The heart of West Tulsa is in the public housing complexes on the city’s West Side, Western Pines and Riverview Park. While there is Parkview Terrace and large presence of low income whites and white gangs, 23rd Street, primarily around Maybelle Ave. An around that has been around since the 1970s, this section is currently be gentrified with the demolishing of several complexes.
Map of Tulsa Gangs & Hoods
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