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All black, middle class yet hood lol
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the specific building i lived in wasnt that bad… 

but i went places around the way that were considered bad. 

i think i was trying to find myself… 
i dont regret it though 


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Pasadena: Mixed neighborhood. Black and Messicans. Mariachi was heard daily. fairly nice. big houses and apts. Park and Library a 20 minute walk up the street. Public pool 5 minute walk. Neighborhood had one "bad" house with a kid named Bucky. He didn't have a chance. He was left on his own a lot. Sadly he was killed by a car speeding down the street. They put in speed bumps after that. Neighborhood started going down hill around the time we moved. I hear now it's one of those gated streets with a curfew.

Alta Dena: beautiful houses. No sidewalks. Quiet. A lot of older people. Only black from what I remember. I was the only child on the street.

Inglewood: Hood as fucc. It was a street with houses and apartments. We lived there maybe 2 years before gramma decided I was not gone get knocked up by one dem nappy headed lil boys or turn into a disrespectful lil bish like some of the girls there. We then moved to...

Pomona:   Decent houses. A nice street a lot of families. Black, white, Thai, Cambodian and messican. I have aight memories of that place. Nothing too bad really.

San Bernardino: See Pomona but with more messicans.

Ontario: Nice houses...more middleclass. More white than anything else at the time. Tho there were some black folks and messicans scattered about. We lived 2 minutes from a Dairy farm so some days the smell in the air was crazy. The cows were cool tho. The looked at you like "don't start nuffin', won't be nuffin'" while slowly chewing and assessing. Everything seemed to be so far tho. U really needed a car. We weren't too far from the park. Not a lot of trees. The pavement would wave with the heat.

Rialto: Gorgeous neighborhood. Houses and apartments. Lots of trees. White,black and messican folks. It had children but it was decent. No craziness. Had a pool in the backyard when we lived here. I loved this place.

Compton: A quiet neighborhood. We lived down the street from Magic Johnson Park...or Magic Johnson's Park...one dem. Black folks. Strip mall around the corner. Various fast food joints. Things went on from what I heard but there was never an incident on my block.





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i've lived all over atlanta but this is where i have my most fondest memories. lived here from the time i was like 4 until i was 11 i think.  (not the exact complex but very similar). 

obviously the hood. it was huge. had 2 elementary schools, one high school and one middle school INSIDE the complex. everybody on my street knew each other and pretty much looked out for one another. we had some bougie folks on my street too. 

was known as the war zone. helicopters flying over head all the time, dope boys sealing crack out of funyun bags out the back door, red dogs laid out in the front yard, guns pointed military style, dope boys running down the street telling all the kids to go in the house cause sh*t bout to go down. normal stuff like thatLOL

despite all that, i've mentioned before that my elementary school was rated top 20 or something on itbs tests in the whole state of ga at one time. wouldn't trade the time for nothing in the world. 



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I grew up in Southside Jamaica Queens.

Everyone was black but quite multicultural - West Indians from all over, African Americans, Africans, etc.

There were tons of kids and I was always interacting with those my age.

I lived in an apartment, but spent most of my time at my moms friend's house - pretty small. played on the concrete and stoops. Great memories.

Very much like Crooklyn if you've ever seen it.


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Crown Heights brooklyn, New york. Mostly carribeans and very few latinos. Apartments usually no more than 8 floors high. Very lively, we were next to eastern parkway so there were buses and trains and alot of cars. Alot of schools, Brooklyn schools arent as wide because of lack of space but they were usually 5 floors high. There were other haitian kids in our building so we played alot and went to each others houses to play video games. Library was two blocks away so when we were bored we went there and used the computers. Lincoln Terrance park was 2-3 block away but our parents rarely let us go there for fear of gang violence. There were alot of shops on Utica ave, usually carribean goods stores. Chinese food store and a corner store was freaking connecting to my building but we rarely ordered, i didnt realize the glory of that until i was olderCry. I lived on president and Schenectady and my school was ps 161 around Kingston ave. I could have walked there but my parent wouldnt let me so i was dropped of and picked up. I loved all my schools really. Ps 161 was like 95% carribeans from the teachers to the students. the other 5% was latino. It was a large school with a huge play ground. Good memories, no really bad kids we were all still innocentEmbarrassedLOL.
I moved when i was 10 to east new york brooklyn to brand new built brownstone houses. The neighborhood was very nice, no thugs, not many cars though we lived by a highway, people rarely even walked down our street. not many schools around though and one park. werent any other kids. we were next to only the 3 train and a few buses.


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when i was younger i didnt really go outside.. i had hella extracurriculars.  

but as i got a little older i did. 
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Originally posted by _ConcreteRose_ _ConcreteRose_ wrote:

What was the racial make up? 
black, with a smattering of coolies here and there


were the houses big or small or were there only apartments?
both


 Were there kids your age you played with? 
Plenty



Did you enjoy the enviornment you grew up in? 
oh yes

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