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Growing Up Bronx

Stories and tales of what it was like Growing Up Bronx during the late 80s and early 90s.

Yesterday as I sat eating my mom's delicious home cooking with my little sister, I became overwhelmed with emotion. Tears started to stream down my face, and my little sister asked, "Are you crying?" In the background, my mom and...
This gallery is an absolutely amazing collection, pictures of NYC from the 1980s. As I looked through these pics, I was transported back to the Bronx, and my early childhood years. Have a look, you'll love this! as someone who grew...
No, you have not just arrived in the latest trend in internet pornography. What you are about to read is the true story of how a young man made a very big mistake. In a nutshell, no pun intended,...
Author, Instructor, Former Military LEO, and now local PA Officer Sam Del Rosario joins us to talk about law enforcement. Along with photographer Katie Kay we cover many matters relating to the law and their interactions with us civilians. You...
I’ve always been a bit of a geek. I love tech! You can always catch me on my Iphone blogging, checking in, snapping pictures or updating my social media status. I’m very active in so far as that goes. I’m not a genius...
After reading this post title, I bet you are wondering what in the world do these things have in common? By the end of this post, you'll have your answer. Let's start by saying that I've never been a...
"Fuck the police", a common term frequently heard in the inner city, many rap songs (Fat Joe seems to be fond of this phrase), and casual conversations on occasion. By now we should have all come to realize one thing about this,...
Bronx raised Latino author Ivan Sanchez is no stranger to the streets. As a former gun runner who grew up pretty much the same way I did, he knows all about that life. His book "Next Stop" is by far...
When I first arrived at basic training, I had a throat and ear infection. As such, I was taking antibiotics and I did receive clearance from my command to bring them to boot camp. I think that they knew I...
When I was in school, I used to get tormented by the local thugs. I call them thugs because that is how they behaved. Like young, despicable, miscreants. It also happened on my own block, but not to the...
This story broke my heart. Christopher Duran, a 14 year old young man was shot and killed steps from where I grew up in the Bronx. The kid was shot point blank distance. Here is a heartfelt message about all...
In Ivan Sanchez' book "Next Stop" there is a whole chapter on this topic: "What the fack are you looking at?" Anyone that grew up in the hood, NYC or otherwise knows these words. For the rest of you that...
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