Stop exploiting the Bronx by giving "ghetto gawking" tours.
  • Petitioned Real Bronx Tours

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Real Bronx Tours™ 244 5th Avenue Suite 2189 New York, NY 10001-7604 Phone: (917) 600-1959
Real Bronx Tours

Stop exploiting the Bronx by giving "ghetto gawking" tours.

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      BronxCentric!: Bronx Movers and Shakers

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May 2013

Victory

From Petition Creator: Thanks to all of the Bronxites, past and present, supporters in the boroughs and outside of New York, WE DID IT! Our collective voices got Real Bronx Tours to cease exploiting our borough and using our community as a "human safari." See what pooling together can do?

As seen in the NY Post on 5/19/13, Real Bronx Tours has tailored a tour geared towards perpetuating racist and classist stereotypes: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/bronx/ghetto_gawking_ffMgfDAaCD76GXNYDrth7L/. The tour visits sites such as St. Mary's Park, which the guide tells tourists is nicknamed "pickpocket park" and says they will likely be mugged there, gawks at residents on church soup kitchen and food pantry lines, and promises to show guests "the ghetto." This is disgusting to Bronxites like myself who are proud of our hometown and know that it is much more than a what is portrayed in a 1970s movie.

To:
Real Bronx Tours, Real Bronx Tours™ 244 5th Avenue Suite 2189 New York, NY 10001-7604 Phone: (917) 600-1959
Stop exploiting the Bronx by giving "ghetto gawking" tours. This is racist, classist, and plays on stereotypes.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    News

    1. Bronxites, here is your chance to weigh in on the recent ghetto tours

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    2. Reached 200 signatures

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    • Gregory Haroutunian ALEXANDRIA, VA
      • about 1 year ago

      As an ex-bronxite I'm highly offended by these tours.

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    • Angel Molina BRONX, NY
      • about 1 year ago

      Real Bronx Tours is promoting racism and classism for a profit. It is wrong, narrow minded and has to STOP!

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    • Jennifer Iannotti AMSTERDAM, NY
      • about 1 year ago

      This is exploiting the less fortunate and is down right wrong!!!!!

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    • Winsome McDermott-Foster WATFORD, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      I lived in the Bronx from 1980 - 2006. I raised my 2 children in the Bronx and graduated from Fordham University's Rose Hill Campus (located in the Bronx)...Perpetuating stereotypes is tawdry and despicable

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    • Bill Busk NY, NY
      • about 1 year ago

      We are in the Bronx & we are PEOPLE. We are not animals in a zoo.

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