The Yancy Street Gang was a gang from downtown Manhattan formerly led by Benjamin Grimm. Ben maintained a bizarre enmity with the Yancy Street Gang, his former peers having passed down their resentment of Grimm to the next generation of Yancy punks. Over the years, the gang perpetrated a seemingly endless series of practical jokes, verbal abuse and petty assaults on Grimm, though many of the practical jokes credited to the Yancy crowd were actually played by a sneaky Johnny Storm. At the same time, the Yancy Streeters took a perverse pride in their distinguished alumnus, and were known to come to Ben's aid on occasion. They seemed to think only they had the right to abuse him. Though estranged from the gang, Ben remained friendly with some of his childhood chums from Yancy Street, including Cholly (now owner of the Yancy Street Bar and Grill), helicopter pilot Hopper Hertnecky and old high school buddy "Slugger" Sokolowski.
During the Super Hero Civil War, Captain America's forces tried to rescue captured allies held by Iron Man's forces. The Fantastic Four foes the Mad Thinker and the Puppet Master tried to escalate the battle, using a mind-controlled Yancy Streeter to deliver a bomb. The young man died and the Thing verbally blasted both sides for not caring about the civilians caught in the conflict.
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- The Professional wrestler Fatal Finnegan was once the idol of the Yancy Street Gang.
- Fantastic Four #6 - BTS; Sent a harassing letter to the Thing.
- Fantastic Four #11 - BTS;Sent a package to the Thing containing a jack-in-box type mechanism that punched him in the face when he opened it.
- Fantastic Four #15 - First Appearance; Pinned a drawing of the Thing wearing a dress to a street sign.
- Fantastic Four #20 - Helped the Fantastic Four evade the Molecule Man.
- Marvel Two-In-One #6 defaced the Fantasti-Car. One sign says "Stamp Out Ugly People"!
- Fantastic Four #244: Sent Ben Grimm a Rubics Cube for his birthday.
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