What is it like to live in The Bronx, NY?
I was born and raised in the Bronx. It has it good and bad parts. I grew up in the 70’s and 80’s in a quiet mixed neighborhood. We all lived in harmony Italians, Jewish, Hispanics and more. It was multicultural. There was no distinction in race or color. I moved out of my beloved neighborhood of 203 st near Briggs Ave. To 176 St near Walton Ave, there was a big change. It wasn’t rough but as the late 80’s to 90’s approached,it came with the crack epidemic and AIDS. Prostitution in the neighborhood was on a rise. Our neighbors or block was close so we didn’t have none of that in our area. The increase in addicts came drug dealers on every corner and that increased crime.
As I got older and had children I moved to a The quiet neighborhood of Parkchester. Once my children turned about ten. I moved out of New York. It was the best move for my family.
I loved the Bronx and NewYork City for many reasons food, Aah NY pizza, halal, dirty dogs, yumm, culture, accessibility to transportation at any hour, the people’s mannerism always keeping it real but raising my children during these times, no way! These younger generations are ridiculously insane. They are vilant. Disrespectful to themselves and elders, don’t think before they act,hard headed and seek attention and love in the wrong places ( gangs). They want to be something they are not and wouldn’t know how to handle jail.
I still have family and friends I visit every now and then but walk with a purpose. Proceed with caution.
If you grew up in New York it doesn’t matter what part ,you can survive anywhere even in the military. I never could forget where I came from. I still have an accent after 16 years of not living there, lol.