Thursday, December 18, 2003

Defend Chelsea: Choire Sicha on the endangered beauty of the neighborhood where I: 1) first held an illegal gun in my hand, 2) regularly fought pitched street battles against a gang that called themselves F-Troop (if they had a sense of irony, I may have let them off easier), 3) lost a friend to heroin overdose, 4) had my first experiences with whip-its/40s/the pot/dope/crack and 5) used to house my junior high (they abolished it years ago), where all of the above took place.