Growing Up Bronx

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

Growing up in the Bronx back in the 80s and early 90s, we experienced our fair share of challenges. We were young kids, but old men and women at heart. The streets made us wiser beyond our years. This...
I've said it many times, I don't just attend events, I must be involved. Recently, I was invited to share a few words at an event for my old school. One of the organizers was corrected because they were going...
DMC comics gives us Lak6, a female wing chun expert super heroine from Chelsea, Manhattan. Side note, did you know that Chelsea used to have a Puerto Rican community? I didn't know that at all! I guess we were all gentrified...
This weekend I spent time with my family, it's always very nice to hang with the fam. I love sharing advice, stories and different perspectives with my loved ones. I especially love teaching the younger ones who are just...
I'm not a sports fan. I don't follow baseball, hockey, football, or basketball. I do enjoy boxing, grappling, and Mixed Martial arts fights. However, I grew up in the Bronx, and I used to jog at the track on...
My sister invited me to attend a Latino heritage event where she would be giving a salsa tutorial. I asked who was running it, and she told me that it was being curated by my cousin's best friend. Really?...
My wife and I decided to go to the zoo last week. We figured since we were in the Bronx, that after the zoo, we'd swing by and pick up my mom for dinner in City Island. One of...
When I was growing up, my dad had a terrible drug addiction. In addition to that, he was a gipsy cab driver, as well as a super on occasion. In other words, his cash stream was very dependent upon...
I attended The Girls Club during a particularly turbulent time in my life. The period was a crossroad of sorts. I went in for a job program after I dropped out of high school due to the repeated assaults...
We were teenagers, and we did teenager things. The night before we planned to meet in secret at St. Mary's Park. The weather was warm, and I remember how she wore the pretty spring dresses that the "church girls"...
When these people started casting, they created a lot of buzz by "recruiting" real kids from the Bronx. My sister went and tried out for the part of Mylene, and I saw many other LOCAL kids trying out for...
When these people started casting, they created a lot of buzz by "recruiting" real kids from the Bronx. My sister went and tried out for the part of Mylene, and I saw many other LOCAL kids trying out for...
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