Is Ridgewood the new home of the Legion of Doom?
by Andrew Pavia
Jun 06, 2013 | 3752 views | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Legion of Doom, a motorcycle club with chapters across the country, has apparently settled in Ridgewood.

The club actually originated in Brooklyn, and now has chapters as far south as Florida and as far west as Wisconsin. At last week's 104th Precinct Community Council meeting, a Ridgewood resident said motorcyclists take up numerous parking spaces and don’t respond favorably to complaints about loud noise.

The man, who asked not to be named, said the group has been hanging out at Linden St. and Woodward Ave., and believes that three or four of the members rent an apartment nearby.

“A motorcycle gang is a motorcycle gang,” said the resident. “Not to say they’re all bad, but they have been smoking weed, drinking, and hanging out.”

The resident said that anywhere from 20 to 40 members of the club attend parties on the block, and that parking, which was already an issue, has gotten worse.

Following a description of the colors, club name and behavior, another resident said he thinks the club is nothing new to the 104th Precinct.

“I think these folks use to rent a spot in an apartment building on Gates Ave. and 60th Ln.,” he said.

“We’ll take care of this,” said Captain Christopher Manson. “I have a couple of specialized units that would love this stuff. My gang is bigger than their gang, trust me.”

Manson added that he will work with the club to ensure they are good neighbors, stating that some motorcycle groups do positive things for the community.

In a follow up with the 104th Precinct, police officers have attempted to reach out to the Legion of Doom since the meeting by visiting the intersection, but have not been able to locate any club members.

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