Growing Up Bronx

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

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...
I know that some of you saw my initial reaction to the Get Down, and it was rather salty. You see, they had advertised that they were giving a bunch of kids from the Bronx a shot at being...
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...
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...
I grew up in the South Bronx. My family was on welfare, section 8, food stamps, medicaid, and we have a deep, deep rooted love for government cheese! It is absolutely delicious! This video is for those of you who...
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...
There is nothing like the power of your childhood memories. They can bring a smile to your face, or tears to your eyes. They can wrongfully commit a man to decades in prison, and even bring down powerful empires. The...
When it comes to the streets, you are on the outside looking in. You are white, dude. There ain't nothing hood about you. Not everyone knows my history, where I've been, what I've done, or where I come from. However, I think...
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...
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...
For some perspective, allow me a brief history lesson. I grew up in the South Bronx during the mid 80s and early 90s. My mindset and experiences were forged on the streets during that very turbulent era. Those experiences,...
When I was a teenager, I reached the point of critical mass. I grew up in the South Bronx during the eighties. Needless to say, I came up in an extremely rough area, during a very harsh period. I...
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