Territory: Much of the northwest side of Gainesville, Florida. A mix of residential and industrial areas, with wooded patches on the outskirts. Graffiti of the mortal street gangs associated with them, as well as 43rd Street's own markers let you know quickly when you've entered their turf.
The 43rd St. Gang had a meteoric rise --and fall-- in the Gainesville Barony. Three of the most powerful Kindred in the city, Dozer, Jackal & Art came together to protect themselves and the greater Barony. There was great surprise when none of them took the title of Baron themselves, which lead to a lot of speculation as to their real motivations. Few Camarilla or Sabbat were willing to challenge the Anarchs of Gainesville with this gang in place.
Despite their best efforts, the 'non-martial' kindred of the Barony began to fear them, due to such a concentration of high powered, and increasingly low-humanity Anarchs. The beginning of the end was the night that saw the higher ups of the gang joking about how they'd rape then-Baron Delilah. It was no surprise when Dozer and Art were hit with Total Insanity which put them down the road of a killing spree, leading to the emergency embrace of Tiffany Wester.
The beginning of the end was when Art went alone to St. Augustine, where he owed a great deal of prestation debt to the Assamites and Tremere, as well as being a known diablerist. A great deal of effort was put in to his destruction. Soon thereafter, Dozer and Jackal set about to avenge Art, by destroying the Gangrel, Theo Brogan, who orchestrated Art's death.
While they were able to lay the Gangrel low, Svidi & Archon Kurran DeSylvia (as well as others), went after Dozer and Jackal full bore. Despite their incredible prowess, they were outnumbered and outgunned, and they too fell.
The Vanguard has existed as a 'successor gang' to the 43rd, however, they've not had the discipline nor central power to really live up to the original trio's legacy.
Current Activities: With the death of their 'big three', the 43rd Street Gang is no more.
Background: The original members were all formerly members of the Camarilla, some of which still had their Acknowledged status. They were one of the first organized gang of Gainesville, and much of that Baronies legacy is due to them.