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White Company Gives “Real Ghetto” Tours To Foreign Tourist In The Bronx

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Apparently if foreigners are looking to witness a “real ghetto” from a safe distance, all they have to do is pay $45 per person to take a bus tour through the Bronx.

Real Bronx Tours, so they are called, are taking mainly White Europeans and Australians on a tour of the Bronx. They are even being provided with stops at a food-pantry line, “pickpocket” park, and housing projects for photo opportunities .

According to an unnamed individual who took the tour, one of the guides, Lynn Battaglia (pictured above), from Pittsburgh, made fun at impoverished areas, describing the South Bronx, in particular, as a crime-ridden borough infested with poverty and violence, which has plagued the area since the 1970s. I don’t know whether to be mad at the person who decided to take the tour or the guide…. hmmm lets try BOTH!

At one point during the tour, Battaglia allegedly told the tourists in front of pantry line, “I don’t know what that line’s about, but every Wednesday we see it.” She continued by saying “We see them go in with empty carts, and we see them come out with carts full.”

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It gets even worse… The bus then reportedly stopped in front of St. Mary’s Park, where she reportedly told the foreigners, “If it were 1980, and you said to me, ‘Lynn, I want to die.’ My answer would be, ‘You’re in the right neighborhood,’” suggesting that the park is unsafe.

Battaglia allegedly took it a step further by blaming the borough for coming up with the term “pig” to describe police, “The policeman, his name is Patty, and he would walk up and down that street, and if he ran into an alcoholic, he’d beat them mercilessly. So they’d call him ‘Patty the Pig,’” she said.

Little does she know, but “Pig” actually originated in London in 1811!

The borough President Ruben Diaz is angered about the tours and referred to its guide as “the biggest fool on the planet.” Diaz also had this to say: “They should tell people about the Bronx that we all know, and that’s the Bronx that’s had the lowest crime rate since 1963 last year.”  Diaz can’t stand the thought of having “foreigners come and gawk at a long line of people who are less fortunate than they are and to make money off of that and to view them as though they are some sort of entertainment is pretty disgusting.”

Meanwhile, Real Bronx Tours failed to provide a comment to the New York Post when contacted.

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12 Comment

  1. The tour guide is a piece of s*hit and should be careful that violent crime isn't in her own future while giving one of those tours. However, you can't necessarily be mad at the people going on the tour if you're not mad at those of us from the US who go to other countries and tour their impoverished areas.

    • This isn’t really a bad thing. Black People need to stop playing the victim and take advantage of this situation. Everybody should put their EBT money together Fry some leg quarters, make potato salad, cook some collard greens, and mix up some Kool Aid. Serve the tourist at $10.00 a plate. The Amish have been welcoming tourist for years into there communities, and make quite a profit. Black people need to stop playing the victim, because it limits ones opportunities. Make a deal with the bus companies to bring in more tourist so you can get that money.

  2. It was a tour alright…keep thinking is was..a tour…America is up forsale courtesy of nwo

  3. I grew up in the South Bronx, trust me back in the days when crime in the Bronx was really high this dumb bitch wouldn't be allowed to do this shit.That bus wouldn't make it out most neighborhoods.

  4. This isn’t really a bad thing. Black People need to stop playing the victim and take advantage of this situation. Everybody should put their EBT money together Fry some leg quarters, make potato salad, cook some collard greens, and mix up some Kool Aid. Serve the tourist at $10.00 a plate. The Amish have been welcoming tourist for years into there communities, and make quite a profit. Black people need to stop playing the victim, because it limits ones opportunities. Make a deal with the bus companies to bring in more tourist so you can get that money.

  5. This isn’t really a bad thing. Black People need to stop playing the victim and take advantage of this situation. Everybody should put their EBT money together Fry some leg quarters, make potato salad, cook some collard greens, and mix up some Kool Aid. Serve the tourist at $10.00 a plate. The Amish have been welcoming tourist for years into there communities, and make quite a profit. Black people need to stop playing the victim, because it limits ones opportunities. Make a deal with the bus companies to bring in more tourist so you can get that money.

    • Take economic advantage of the stereotypes that people have place upon us… $mart thinking… EVERYONE ELSE does it!!!

    • That might not be such a bad idea if she wasn't using stereotypes as points of the tour! The Amish aren't misrepresented during their tours. Why would you promote capitalizing on a neighborhood being degraded. But thats just me…

    • Joe Analytical The Amish do it, Native Americans, and other people use the way life as way of generating revenue, I very weary of politicians, because they profit off of people playing the victim.

  6. Wish some ‘locals’ who could use a few dollars would lie in wait and rob the buses and the guides of all valuables. A couple of incidents like that would put an immediate stop to it.

  7. Clarence Brown III So you think only black ppl live in these area's. Dumb ass.

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