Life in a section of the South Bronx, New York City
Bronx New York City USA Date:1965 Duration:4 min 8 sec Sound:Yes
A Wednesday afternoon in the South Bronx, New York City. Camera pans down front of an apartment building on Crimmins Avenue, in the South Bronx, where people are sitting on the apartment house steps, watching men playing stick ball in the street. A 1954 Oldsmobile car turns into the street, keeping to the left to avoid interfering with the ball game. Closeups of players. One tries to take the stick of another. Players watch as a ball, hit high on a building, bounces its way down. A left-handed batter gets set, with a cigarette in his mouth. View down the Avenue. Two men walk along an apartment building roof. A dog walks past a pile of trash. Men seated alone, one backwards on a chair; another on a fire escape; one on a park bench; one in a doorway; and another on a box in front of a store. Two small boys sitting with their shoeshine boxes. Boys playing with a frisbee and two playing catch with a baseball on East 139th Street between Cypress and St. Ann's Avenues. Youth wearing sleeveless sweatshirt painted with picture of a skull and words:"Cara Gons," on it. Police officer in a patrol car parked at a curb. Another patrol car (at 2:48) driving west along 149th street at Bergen Avenue. A young man wearing a sweatshirt with "Latin Crowns" written on it, goes down some steps and through doorway into a building. Another "Latin Crowns" is worn by a youth doing pullups on bottom of fire escape, outside. A boy swings on the same bar. Several youths start to tussle and an older one steps in to break it up.
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