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 Terry on 6th Feb 2018
This is my second order and I am very happy with my shirts. I remember riding thru the Bronx past the 41 Pct. house on Simpson Street while blasting 98.7 Kiss on my radio back in the 80's! So I had to get me a 'Fort Apache' and 'Kiss' T-shirt to add to my collection. Thanks Koe for the little extra's in the package. We'll be doing business again, I'm sure.
Posted by Dave on 6th Dec 2016
great cotton fabric, true sizing, fast shipping,
Posted by FS on 10th May 2016
Very good fabric, quality stuff. Love it! Will probably be back for more.
Posted by FR on 3rd Mar 2016
"We got a bit of a riot building up, Captain. --where? --In the Bronx. I wouldn't bother you if it was Philadelphia" Quote from Film "Fort Apache The Bronx"
Classic! Like the Tee!
Perfect fit! High Quality Fabric!
Can't wait for the next ATW line!
Posted by Damonoir on 2nd Dec 2015
I waited for them to get this shirt in and was very pleased with the purchase. Fast delivery and the shirt is very well made with a soft cotton. I can't wait to buy more from them.