The Bronx in The 1980's PART 1

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Shared March 28, 2010

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Ivan V

looks poor but rich with culture and vibes

2 years ago | [YT] | 169

Zombie Rofl

Some pieces look like Berlin after WWII

3 years ago | [YT] | 224

Jason Camp

This is one of my favorite videos on youtube. New York may look nicer but there has been so much culture lost with gentrification.

1 year ago | [YT] | 46


At least it was easy to get a parking spot

1 year ago | [YT] | 241

Snubbz TN1

It was our own little piece of hell I remember coming over from Belize thinking we were "finally in the states" and having this image of "living the good life" only to come to more poverty and harsh conditions what politicians did to us back in the 80's was criminal! Buildings falling down on every block! Squatters in every abandoned building which were also on every block we literally played in grubble as children and the crime was out of this world I got deported back home in 94 when I was 18 after I did my bid I can honestly say although it was the way it was I miss the BX

2 years ago | [YT] | 134


I want this to be the next GTA. Liberty City 1977 it could be a spin off prequel of vice city an they could have the 77 blackout in the game... Get busy Rockstar I gave you a million dollar idea for free 😇

2 years ago | [YT] | 87


I wish I could visit gritty New York of the late 70s and 80s.

2 years ago | [YT] | 590

Boxcar Ent.

atleast no hipsters and yuppies in the neighborhood acting like they been living there for years

2 years ago | [YT] | 94


That's my city and my era, as fucked up as it looked there was and will always be something special about it. As a Puerto Rican growing up in the Bronx i can say we made a mark on that city and our unity in that time was incredible. That's my concrete jungle!

3 years ago | [YT] | 299

Flip Gz

The Birth of Hip-Hop

2 years ago | [YT] | 195

Mercedes Dejesus

no facebook back then!!!

3 years ago | [YT] | 65

Mike Quiles

Who remembers when they opened up the fire hydrant and used a can in front of it to stay cool on a hot summers day. Love the Bronx never been to a place like it ever since.

3 years ago | [YT] | 10


When rap was an art form that didn't encourage deviant behavior. 

4 years ago | [YT] | 100


I was the only Asian kid in the 70's & 80's that hung out and went bombing trains with Puerto Rican & black kids. I was accepted by then because we all were the same.

1 year ago | [YT] | 85


Being from the Bronx this is interesting to watch

1 year ago | [YT] | 25

Paul Williams

Looked like a war zone

3 years ago | [YT] | 85


Why does the old NY look so much better then NY today... to me that's weird. Its like there was more creativity, now a days technology has taken over in so many forms

2 years ago | [YT] | 609


Bronx was worse in the 80's than Detroit now.

5 years ago | [YT] | 760

Mr Ricandelphia

back when NY had an actual real culture... not hipster weirdos and 10,000 different types of immigrants .... 70s 80s 90s NYC was mainly irish italians jews american blacks n puerto ricans, crack n burnt out buildings vacant lots, disco salsa freestyle n old RnB n hip hop, breakdancing n graffiti, danger creativity and community.. philly and newyork in the 80s kinda reminds me of dat kids show sesame street

2 years ago | [YT] | 341


I visited that place so see my aunt in the 80s, it was crumbling, run down, and gritty, but full of things.

1 year ago | [YT] | 9