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...

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...

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...

Another day on Hewes St.

As I continue to frequent the area of which I wrote my first assignment about, I have noticed a similar form of demographics that takes place in that area.  The commune where my friends lived is no longer there.  The old trucks and storage bins are cleared out, the pallets have disappeared, and the...

Harlem

In my first assignment, I chose to walk the streets of Harlem and visualize which parts had been gentrified vs. which parts had been left without any investment.  After having our week 10 class on gentrification, I was able to find many comparisons pictures between  the pictures on the lecture slides and the pictures that I took of...

The Reality of Equality

Credit Image: Luis Felipe Salas As the semester has advanced I have learned so much more about city life and structure and policies. In my first post  “The Day by Day, Ignoring the Reality,” I discussed the basic views we have of the city, and how many of us decide to look away or...

Back To Square One

Looking back at the first assignment, I realize how knowledge I got from the class in order to have a better understanding of the situation of certain neighborhoods. The main idea my first post just making a distinction between two neighborhoods as I was walking by. I realize the reason why those neighborhoods are...

My neigborhood

In my first assignment I focused on income inequality in my neighborhood. I can provide possible theories as to why there is an inequality after taking Urban Studies 101. There is a wage gap which shows black/latino males making far less than the average white male. This explains why one side of my neighborhood...

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