The Hells Angels are a godsend to The Bronx, despite recent gunplay outside the group’s new Throggs Neck headquarters, some of their neighbors insisted Saturday.
The notorious gang got a rude welcome Thursday night when a posse of apparently unaffiliated bikers rode by and popped off over a dozen shots at the Angels’ Longstreet Avenue home, police said.
But some unfazed residents are hopeful it’s the Angels who will keep anyone raising hell in check.
“The new people . . . some don’t know how to act here,” said Israel Afandor, 36.
“It feels like maybe there will be a sense of more control in the neighborhood and maybe a little more respect in the area.”
Throggs Neck lifer Danny O’Brien also sang the Angels’ praises. “I love them,” said the 59-year-old. “I got more problems with the [other] neighbors.”
But others were happy to keep the Angels at arms length.
“They came here under the auspices that it was a church,” said a middle-aged woman who declined to provide her name. “It’s too scary.”
The biker gang, who does business under the incorporated name, “The Church of the Angels,” bought the new property in August, leaving the East Village after nearly 50 years.