Biker Gang Which Muscled Squatters Out Of Abandoned Brooklyn Buildings Claims To Be Misunderstood Good Guys
They’re more Mild Bunch than Wild Bunch.
The motorcycle gang members accused of turning a Brooklyn building into the “Hotel Altamont” by muscling out peaceful bohemians said yesterday they’re really just nice guys doing a favor for a pal.
Rafael “Tito” Martinez, 40, of the Forbidden Ones Motorcycle Club, said he helped landlord Andy Chau board up buildings — which have no paying tenants — at 13 and 15 Thames St. in East Williamsburg to keep out Occupy Wall Street squatters.
The squatters left behind a squalid trail of feces, bed bugs, illegal wiring and a sprinkler system that didn’t work, Martinez said
Thomas Hillgardner, the squatters’ lawyer, called the place the “Hotel Altamont,” after the 1969 Rolling Stones concert at Altamont Speedway in California, where bikers hired as security fatally stabbed a man.