Growing Up Bronx

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

NYC has one the most complete and robust methods of public transportation known to the world. You can ride the train from one point of the city all the way to the other point. It runs 24 hours 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,...
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...
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...
NYC, a melting pot of people. One of the most culturally diverse cities in the world. Unique. As a well traveled individual I can say that very few places in the world can compare. If you go to Japan, most...
We all know them, Blacks like chicken, Puertoricans like rice & beans, Asians are good at math. At some point or another we have all been guilty of employing them, that's right, myself and you reading this article right now...
There was a time in its history when the Bronx was considered a "good area." I say this because when I was growing up there, the Bronx had a not so great reputation. Recently I saw a news story covering...
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