Entertainment Amazing FDNY documentary from 1972 "Man Alive:The Bronx is Burning"

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  1. Robert Higgins

    Robert Higgins Well-Known Member VIP

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    Stumbled across this tremendous documentary on YouTube (I thought it is amazing).



    FDNY, South Bronx: Battalion 27, Ladder 31 and Engine 82. responding to 10,000+ calls in a year.
    My hats off to the men & woman of the FDNY (or any FD). You couldn't pay me enough to do that job. :hat:

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    Oh...Stern related because I wish Howard and Beth would die in a fire.
     
  2. slipkid69

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    Just watched it. Very cool. Thanks!
     
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  3. ARM

    ARM Well-Known Member

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    Thank you! I love EVERYTHING from that setting of 70's and early 80's big bad NYC. And so does @ScottBaiosPenis and @SomerSky . DL'd that and this for a DVD burn.

     
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    Check out 'Firehouse' by David Halberstam, about a downtown engine/ladder company that lost all but one guy off two trucks at 9/11. Book will have you in tears.
     
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    Just watched the PBS special "Blackout" about the huge power outage in 1977. The Bronx was still burning then. That was also the Summer of Sam. And I lived in the Bronx back then. But when you are a kid you don't really understand the implications. Looking back now was eye opening.
     
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    omg I Almost had a nervous break down watching the black guy pour out the GIANT BAG of Heroin in to the sewer
     
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    I watched it then forwarded it to my father, who grew up in the South Bronx. Great documentary!
     
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    My uncle was a fireman in that area during that time. He was a cool guy. He used to have some crazy stories.
    He told me that they used to light the buildings on fire and wait tor the firemen to show up then throw those old metal trash cans off of the roof on them. Fucking assholes !
     
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  9. Boomer

    Boomer Who is your daddy and what does he do?

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    I couldn't get through OPs video due to the poor quality but I always wonder how ambulances and fire trucks get through NYC traffic. It's always a grid lock.
     
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    I love the setting and ambiance. It reminds me of the first time I found my dad's porno movies when I was home alone. Same time period, everything. Fun fact: Upon my first viewing of this porno (I was 12), I blew my load w/out even jerking off.

    Leave the memories alone.