Thats my old block, 60 Saint Edwards st. accross the street from PS 67. I lived here from ages 10-18 and it was like gladiator school. Im Dominican so off the bat as a Latino and culturally an outsider (mostly black neighborhood) I had to scrap to earn respect. One of the most DANGEROUS neighborhoods in the U.S when I was there. Period. Im one of the few that has been able to escape and that is doing something productive now as a 24 year. Either way, there is tremendeous untapped potential throughout these projects. Just an example I introduced the game of baseball to a few who had never played and they caught on quick, and some of the dudes I associated with in my teens who were living the street life were truly intelligent kids, they just really had no OPTIONS. I hope to give back once Im in a position to do so in the future in whatever way I can.
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