New York 29

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 51

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 23/09/1962

PLACE OF BIRTH: The Bronx, New York City

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: Puerto Rican

OCCUPATION: coat checker

EDUCATION: Subject completed 11th grade.

AREAS OF RESIDENCE OUTSIDE REPRESENTATIVE REGION FOR LONGER THAN SIX MONTHS:

She has lived her entire life in the South Bronx.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: David Nevell

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 10/10/2013

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I grew up in New York City, in the Bronx, South Bronx. I had a great childhood. It was really nice; it was nice. Well, South Bronx, back in the days when I was growing up, it was, like, mostly burned buildings; now it’s really nice. They renovate a lot of buildings, beautiful buildings. It’s looking real nice. Actually, I like it more than Harlem. [laughs] I grew up there. I grew up there; I’m here because I work in Harlem, but I really love the Bronx. I love it. I still live in the Bronx — born and raised there. A lot of private houses. Yeah, a lot of private houses around my neighborhood. Actually it’s only my building in that, in that block. In, in my neighborhood, we have mix — we have a mix of a lot of, um, Africans, Dominicans, Mexicans, a lot of, a lot of Puerto Ricans, yeah. But we have a lot of Africans too. A lot. Straight from Africa. And they’re taking over, because they have, like, all these stores there; they own it now. Yes, they have a lot of stores around there.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Shawnia Keith (under supervision of David Nevell)

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 19/06/2014

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