Isabella Leόn-Chambers and Jefri Mesa
Jefri Mesa describes his childhood in the Melrose section of the South Bronx, where his mother continues to live. He believes that Melrose started to get gentrified around 2010 and discusses the ways in which community members can preserve their…
Jefri and his mother, Miguelina, in their apartment located in the Melrose section of the South Bronx.
A transcript of Jefri Mesa's oral history. (Recorded on April 5, 2017).
Jefri and his brother on the train in the South Bronx
Jefri with his brother and cousins
Jefri and his older brother, Yedy
Photography of an MTA sign prohibiting the practice of "subway scalping."
NYPD Stop-and-Frisk Statistics vs. racial demographics of NYC (in 2009 and 2010).