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A borough in New York City notorious for its high crime, poverty, fires, culture, and music. Before the end of World War II the South Bronx had a large Jewish and Italian community. After the war and the white flight, the community became composed largely of Puerto-Ricans, Puerto-Rican Americans, and African Americans. In the 70s arson swept the region and could be seen from Yankee stadium. The fires left some parts of the area looking like a war zone. (See the movie Wolfen). The South Bronx has had a high crime rate, but began declining in the 90s due to tighter police control and peace negotiations among enemy gangs(The opposite of what happened to the Los Angeles ghettos during that time). The city has spawned break dancing and some of the earliest forms of Hip-Hop Music like Afrika Bambaata and GM Flash. It has also contributed to the Freestyle (Latin Hip-Hop) and House music movements. Several celebrities and stars came from the South Bronx which include Italian-American actor Al Pachino, Nuyorican actress Jennifer Lopez, "kings of Bachata" Aventura, salsa artists Willie Colon and La India, and several members of the Texas Western Miners with the first all-Black line up in the NCAA.
1)"The Bronx is burning..." Howard Cosell.
Guy 1: Yo , dat movie, Hangin' with the Homeboys, was slammin'!
Guy 2: Word. It took place in da South Bronx.
Guy 1: Da-yum dat place is ghetto.
3) Although Ricardo Tubbs is a New York street cop from the South Bronx he is now working Miami vice with Crockett.
by mastamindofelectro March 16, 2008
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