The Bronx in The 1980's PART 1

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Genre: Education

License: UMG; Reservoir Media (Publishing), LatinAutor, UMPI, ASCAP, LatinAutor - UMPG, UMPG Publishing, UNIAO BRASILEIRA DE EDITORAS DE MUSICA - UBEM, CMRRA, and 5 Music Rights Societies

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Shared March 28, 2010

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Beat street (1984)
Wild Style (1983)
Beat This (1984)
1990: Bronx Warriors (1984)
Fort Apache: The Bronx (1981)
Wolfen (1981)
style wars (1983)
HOT 97 aircheck (198x)


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Wuf Ticket - The Key


At least it was easy to get a parking spot

1 year ago | [YT] | 380

Ivan V

looks poor but rich with culture and vibes

2 years ago | [YT] | 280

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] | 135


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] | 181


Thin people everywhere.

5 years ago | [YT] | 564


If you bought some of those worthless vacant lots and held onto them until today, you'd be $itting pretty now......

2 years ago | [YT] | 45


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.

2 years ago | [YT] | 170


No Snapchat, no Instagram, no Facebook, no tinder, no wifi whatsoever! god i wish i lived in the 80s.

7 months ago | [YT] | 22


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] | 38

Flip Gz

The Birth of Hip-Hop

3 years ago | [YT] | 266


Being from the Bronx this is interesting to watch

1 year ago | [YT] | 50


man cant believe we actually lived in these conditions. WTF i can recall going to junk yards etc. to play in abandoned cars and what not. MAN OH MAN

1 year ago | [YT] | 40

tommy meehan

Some of the police scenes were from a movie: Ft Apache The Bronx. Also the bikers, a movie. I lived in the Bronx for a while in the 1980s. I understand when people express...nostalgia. But maybe we forget how dangerous the Bronx could be. I don't miss being marched up Prospect Avenue at gunpoint by a crew. Nobody called 911 either. I heard one lady telling her kids: "Don't look at him. That ain't got nuthin to do with us." It's a lot more peaceful today.

2 years ago | [YT] | 50

johnny flappie

We downgraded cars big time over the years.

2 years ago | [YT] | 42


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

3 years ago | [YT] | 661

Dr. CisScum Shitlord III, Esq.

When cars still had character.

2 years ago | [YT] | 24

93 til infinity510

This is what Detroit looks like right now

1 year ago | [YT] | 21

Isaiah Layne

I wish I lived in this time period

2 years ago | [YT] | 20

lissette vasconez

Lol... I was born there in the south Bronx 1975! 153 street and third ave... my god brings memories how the Bronx used to be

2 months ago | [YT] | 6

Jose Moreno

Shiiiit, I lived in the Bronx from 2007- 2017 and it wasn't exactly nice, but apparently during the 80's it was a real shithole.

7 months ago (edited) | [YT] | 10