Our Fort Apache tee pays homage to the legendary 41st police precinct formerly located at 1086 Simpson Street in the South Bronx, NY. Starting in the early 1960's, the precinct led or was near the top of the city for crime and homicides. The precinct, which acted as a sanctuary for many of the impoverished people of color in the neighborhood, is said to have been named after the 1976 book, "Fort Apache," by Thomas Walker. A former officer, suggests that it was coined in the early 70's during a protest at the station house. The precinct (and the plight of the South Bronx) was brought to the world's attention in 1981 when the feature film "Fort Apache, The Bronx" starring Paul Newman was released.
Posted by K on 13th Dec 2021
In the 70’s I spent a minute in a jail cell in the 41st Pct.
My Father worked there and during a friendly visit I had a tour of the accommodations.
The tee is a great design and brings back memories.
Posted by Addy on 15th Sep 2021
I purchased this shirt as a gift for my mother who is a proud Bronx Native. This shirt is TOP QUALITY! So glad with the product and the customer service exceeded my expectations! From the time of purchase to the delivery, I was Contacted and appreciated as a customer about this purchase! Definitely going to order again, again and again!!!!! Thank you!
Posted by Hamou AGAOUA on 30th Oct 2020
I am a fan of HIP-HOP culture. This t-shirt helps to make it known. I live in France and this t-shirt is not found in my country. The fabric is remarkable; very soft and there is no label that scratches the neck. In addition, the t-shirt is made in the USA - not produced in China. It fits perfectly. I took a 3XL because I am tall and wide. The seller is super quick to respond to any problem. I love this t-shirt!