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...

The Central Park Five – Criminal Injustice System

Image source: http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/centralparkfive/about/overview/ America carries the ideal view of being the “dream country” and melting pot where opportunities and liberal rights are offered equally to all people. However, this is most definitely contradicted by the criminal justice system. People around the world hope to come to the United States with the hopes of achieving the...

The New Deal

Image Source: http://apushcanvas.pbworks.com/w/page/52180645/New%20Deal%20Cartoon%20Explained Prior to the New Deal, the Great Depression resulted in many losing their jobs, unemployment, the city was very unclean, didn’t have enough regulation, and people were developing more sicknesses. In 1933, President Roosevelt created the New Deal that provided federal programs as a method to fix the downturns that the Great...

National Housing Act of 1934

Image Source: https://rowellsapushistory.wikispaces.com/National+Housing+Act The Housing Act of 1934 was part of the New Deal and during the time of suburbanization. Before the Act, people had to pay for their household mortgages at an onset, but many couldn’t pay due to financial instability and this hindered people from allowing to keep their homes. The purpose of...

The Environmental Movement

The Environmental Movement was established in order to protect the society’s natural resources and emphasize the need for cleanliness and sanctification of the environment, the earth, and for the betterment of the quality of how people live. The movement came about after the nuclear messes World War II left in which people became exposed...

The Empowered and The Overlooked

As I walk through Corona and Forest Hills Gardens, I observe the individuals living and walking around both neighborhoods and examine just how urbanization, class discrimination, and economical factors influences poverty and affluence. The first attribute I notice when entering 71st Continental of Forest Hills Gardens is its large tudor-style and oak decorated houses placed in sets...

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