The Air Down Here: Tales of a South Bronx Boyhood by Gil Alicea with Carmine DeSena

When Gil Alicea was 16 years old, he wrote 115 short essays about what it was like to be a Puerto Rican teen growing up in the South Bronx projects. Get Gil’s take on drugs, violence, school and gangs. See the stuff he sees everyday through the b&w photos he took of his neighborhood. Switch off the “Real World” for one night and instead take a trip to Gil’s side of the subway tracks. It may be more “reality” than you can handle.

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