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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.

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...
Naughty but Nicer is a solo art exhibition running 2/28/15 through 3/25/15. With an incredible attention to detail, Nicer’s work is a mix of gritty Graffiti and refinement. Staying true to his roots, the background of the canvas is covered...
Last night I had a series of weird dreams. The most prevalent though was a dream about my family moving back to my old neighborhood of the South Bronx. 1631 Walton avenue to be exact, one of the toughest...
This week I had Veteran/Officer/Author Sam DelRosario on as my guest on The Hidden Report Talk Show. Here he is live on PBS discussing the job, gangs, counseling and the criminal mindset. Listen to this guy's talk, he's a good...
One of my neighbors is an amazing, friendly, kind, (I think from out of town) white male. He has an amazing positive vibe and energy, just an all around nice guy. We happen to live in a neighborhood that...
I was walking home to 163rd street from Clarke Place. It was late in the evening, and the streets were scary quiet. The kind of quiet that makes you look around twice. As I walked, unexpectedly, I felt someone kick...
Fat Joe and me go way back, I mean, he doesn't know this, as the relationship is one sided. However, we go way back. I've been listening to this guy since I was a teenager. I still remember how...
I have a form of PTSD From The Streets. Let's talk about that. Yesterday as I left the office for lunch, there was a gentleman standing behind a turn on the exit. As I walked by, he made a gesture...
When we were kids, we weren't always the kindest people. In fact, some days were just assholes. Mind you, things were not the way they are today. There wasn't as much awareness, and once again, we just dumb ghetto...
When we were younger, I lived on 163rd street for sometime. The super had a few dogs, Tyson a rottie, Remy a grey pitbull, and Munchie another pit. Tyson was crazy, just a big dog who had to be...
Have you guys heard about Santiago Munoz? This teen was riding 2 buses and 2 trains from Far Rockaway, Queens to the Bronx every single day to get to school. It was a 2.5 hour commute each way! Now...
Recently I was approached by a music and club promoter who will remain unnamed, no free press for you pal. He invited me to perform at a local club here in Queens, and it really caught my interest. The...
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