N i c k y L a z a r o is LOVE (nickolas_lazaro) wrote,
N i c k y L a z a r o is LOVE
nickolas_lazaro

harlem un-renissance:.

If you didn't know, living in Midtown Manhattan didn't quite work out, so for the last month or so I've been living back in Harlem, on the same street I did before I left. I actually like Harlem a lot, especially the neighbourhood that I live in, because it's so fucking mixed up. One block will be completely Dominican, the other African American or Chinese. As diverese as 145th and Broadway is, and considering Harlem's rich history with artistic forces like Langston Hughes, Zora Neal Hurston as well as institutions like The Cotton Club, people tend to be enlightened, post-renissance. Or so you would think...

The bad thing, Harlem can still be ghetto as hell. Don't get me wrong. You know I'm not anti-hood. You know that I'm fond of block parties, Corona's, and "Soldiers"... especially the ones who "eyes be so low from tha cheifin'. But the occasional "get out of my fuckin' hood faggot! Hey faggot come here! Get out of my hood!" can be a little stupid. Even predictable.

I know what I look like when I leave out of the house. I know that maybe if I took off the belt that I'm wearing, or put on a hat to cover my long hair, or wore baggier jeans that maybe I'd blend in, be "real" looking, and not have to put up with it. But I don't.

Because I choose to be a revolutionary. I may be a sissy in Harlem. But I'm an established sissy in Harlem.

And for those of you who don't know, yes, Nicky is definately hood. 100% Thoro.

And, to the boys telling me to get outta "their" hood...

nigga, this is my hood... cause Langston [Hughes] was a queen


Muahz,

Nicky
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ahhhhhhhhhhh - i can't fucking wait!!! I wanna move to brooklyn soooo bad!
Haha, you tell 'em! Oh, and don't forget about James Baldwin...you're in good historical company!
I love you because you keep me in check!!!!

Whenever you are in New York - hit me up - I'd LOVE to meet you! :)

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WERQ IT OUT

BITCH IS THREE DAYS OUT OF CARE AND IS GIVING US CHEMO-CUNT! WERQ! HOLA SENORITA COSA... THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE QUEEN.


K Y L I E


AND CELIA.
I was in NYC last February, gee it was freezing cold to me but hopefully sunny too, i once felt on my back in the snow around two A.M. near Watts St. hopefully none of the vinyl records i carried broke on the ice … ,)
I wish i had enough time to discover some part of Harlem, i mainly stayed and moved between TriBeCa and all the other lower side of Manhattan and some part of Brooklyn, the upper i went to is the Museum Mile to get in the MoMa…
So i need to return.
In the meantime i have to tell that i appreciate reading your words and wish to befriend.
Be well, greetings for the EU.
Oh and may i ask you, are you the backing vocal on 'What It Is?' from Microgroove?
Jus' wondering. Thanks.