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Old 07-20-2011, 05:57 AM
 
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I used to live in the Bronx almost 40 years ago. I lived in the Eastchester Projects. I went on Google this morning to see if the 'projects' was mentioned. I read that it is a lot worse than it was when I moved to Long Island back in 1974. I lived at 1260 Burke Ave. I remember around the corner was Bouk Ave. I forgot how to spell that street. I remember Boston Post Rd, Gunhill Rd, Allerton Ave, PS 121 on Throop Ave and I moved when I was going to IS 144, (is that still the name of that school?). Co-Op city was supposed to be a better place than the 'projects' back then, but I read that they both have some gangs now. Do kids still go 'up the hill' to the 'big park' to play basketball? Are there still chains to keep kids 'off the grass'? Is the Catholic school, St. Phillip and James, still opened? I doubt that it is. I forgot the name of the High School around there.
How does it look over there now? Its been a long, long time sin ce I was over there. I'm near DC now. How about the A and P grocery store? Young folks over there probably never heard of that, unless its still open.I remember there used to be cops walking around to keep kids 'off the grass', but I suppose they are a lot busier now. I just remembered the name of the high school. Evander, right? Maybe around the 'projects' are bad, but I know its better than Baltimore down here. I know that nobody would have thought about something called the internet or cell phones when I lived there. I remember the zip code, 10469 and the area code is 212.
I see that place in my mind but I wonder what it looks like now. I was just 13 when I left but I'm 50 now.
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Old 07-20-2011, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Ridgewood, NY
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Can't imagine any neighborhood in terms of overall crime being worse today than back then... maybe different demographics and same old nonsense but not worse overall... but I don't know the area that well so this is just my two cents about crime in NYC in general... maybe some people from the Bronx can either confirm or deny this notion...
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Old 07-20-2011, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Bronx
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That area is mostly jamaican with pockets of african americans primarily in housing projects. That area was once italian and jewish. As for creed the once catholic area is now mostly protestant. The area is also middle income.
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Old 07-20-2011, 10:45 PM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Good post MVJ.

It wasn't MY history but it made me interested in yours.
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Old 11-12-2014, 04:56 PM
 
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I used to live in the Bronx almost 40 years ago. I lived in the Eastchester Projects. I went on Google this morning to see if the 'projects' was mentioned. I read that it is a lot worse than it was when I moved to Long Island back in 1974. I lived at 1260 Burke Ave. I remember around the corner was Bouk Ave. I forgot how to spell that street. I remember Boston Post Rd, Gunhill Rd, Allerton Ave, PS 121 on Throop Ave and I moved when I was going to IS 144, (is that still the name of that school?). Co-Op city was supposed to be a better place than the 'projects' back then, but I read that they both have some gangs now. Do kids still go 'up the hill' to the 'big park' to play basketball? Are there still chains to keep kids 'off the grass'? Is the Catholic school, St. Phillip and James, still opened? I doubt that it is. I forgot the name of the High School around there.
How does it look over there now? Its been a long, long time sin ce I was over there. I'm near DC now. How about the A and P grocery store? Young folks over there probably never heard of that, unless its still open.I remember there used to be cops walking around to keep kids 'off the grass', but I suppose they are a lot busier now. I just remembered the name of the high school. Evander, right? Maybe around the 'projects' are bad, but I know its better than Baltimore down here. I know that nobody would have thought about something called the internet or cell phones when I lived there. I remember the zip code, 10469 and the area code is 212.
I see that place in my mind but I wonder what it looks like now. I was just 13 when I left but I'm 50 now.
I was just curious around what years did you live there. I lived at 1260 Burke Ave also till about late 60's. I remember so much about growing up there and it was a much safer place then. I haven't been back in 30 years.
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Old 11-12-2014, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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I was just curious around what years did you live there. I lived at 1260 Burke Ave also till about late 60's. I remember so much about growing up there and it was a much safer place then. I haven't been back in 30 years.
Actually,it wasn't much, if at all , safer in the late 60's than it is today.Early to mid 60's it was a bit safer but the crime rates now are at the lowest since about 1967.
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