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When I think back on being a little kid, I think of West End Avenue and 103rd street and I see sneakers hanging from a telephone wire.

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1 BronxToCT   ~  Aug 2, 2011 9:19 am

Lots of hanging sneakers from telephone wire when I was growing up in the Bronx in the 60's. Funny, I never thought to try to get a pair up there myself. Maybe because my mom would've killed me if she found out.

2 Alex Belth   ~  Aug 2, 2011 10:09 am

Yeah, I never tried either. I saw this pair on my way to work this morning.

3 thelarmis   ~  Aug 2, 2011 4:07 pm

i've never understood this phenomenon. can someone please explain?!?!

can't be easy to get them up there. i've never even seen people try. but i always saw them in new york, growing up.

plus, why would anyone waste a good pair of sneakers???

4 Alex Belth   ~  Aug 2, 2011 4:57 pm

4) You waste old sneakers, that's the pernt. I think it tough neighborhoods it's a gang-thing marking your territory.

5 Boatzilla   ~  Aug 2, 2011 11:12 pm

[3] My Cali nephew said it indicates that drugs are sold in the area.

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