In a case of Sons of Anarchy meets Huguette Clark, the Hells Angels are locked in a legal battle to keep their East Village clubhouse, where members of the motorcycle club/organized crime syndicate have lived since 1969. In 1983, then-president Sandy Alexander changed the building's deed to name himself and his family as rent-free tenants, and stipulate that his heirs "shall receive half of the proceeds" from the sale of the building. Then he went to jail for selling cocaine, got kicked out of the club in the '90s, and died in 2007. Now the Hells Angels are preemptively suing his second wife and daughter from another marriage to prevent them from trying to take over the building, which sits at the outskirts of the NYU's expansion and is now worth untold millions. A source told The Post that the club has no immediate plans to sell the building.
When they're not getting litigious over their clubhouse (which they also had to do in 1994 to prevent it from being seized by the government) the Hells Angels enjoy racism and making sure nobody sits on their special bench.
· Hells Angels battling for East Village clubhouse [NYP]
· Report: Hells Angels in legal fight for rights to their East 3rd Street clubhouse [EVG]
· Hells Angels coverage [Curbed]