• A rainbow over a central commercial street in Corona, Queens.

Final Exam Review Sheet

Below is a list of key terms and key ideas for each topic we have covered in the 2nd part of the semester. I have listed these terms here to aid you in studying for the exam. The final exam is 25-30 multiple choice questions, no essays, so I have not included questions for review…

Exploring Hillside Ave with a New Set of Eyes

In my first blog post I spoke pretty generally about Hillside. I observed the places in the area but didn’t fully understand why these places are in this particular area. Looking back I realized that there were some places that I didn’t observe the first time. For my final project I interviewed a resident of Hillside…

Reanalyzing Forest Hills Gardens and Corona

     image (top) source: http://forgotten-ny.com/2005/12/corona-crown-of-queens/ image (bottom) source: http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2010/06/the-forest-hills-festival-of-the-arts-a-queen.html In my post for assignment 1, although I described the neighborhoods in a vivid and detailed form, I didn’t really understand the true meaning behind how both neighborhoods came to be economically and racially classed. When I wrote, “…most of the people I see are of Caucasian…

Traversing Rego Park Through a Second Lens

After glancing through my neighborhood a second time through the lens of what I have learned in class, I have come to several new conclusions. In my first post, I said “the average monthly rent is $2100” for apartments buildings in the area. By talking to residents and relating our conversations in class, I have…

Sonder

This ongoing project captures the lives of those who go unnoticed on a daily basis.  It is often that these people are not given the time of day, and their voiced are rarely heard.  Through this project I hope to lend a hand in helping those speak out about the urban issues in our society.…

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