From Jamaica to Cambria – A Second Look

Photo of Broken Sidewalk near Roy Wilkins Park In the beginning of the semester we walked around and reflected about what we observed. At the time, I walked from the corner of Merrick Blvd & Baisley Blvd at the entrance of Roy Wilkins park to Cambria Heights park which is at 120th avenue and Francis Lewis Blvd…

Harlem

For my assignment, I chose to walk around different parts of Manhattan.  I looked at parts of Upper Eastside Manhattan and Mid-Town Manhattan but I mainly focused on Harlem.  Historically, Harlem has always been a predominantly poor area consisting of mainly African Americans.  Today, that is not the case as many parts of Harlem have…

From Jamaica to Cambria

Memorial in Roy Wilkins Park for Beyonca Bennett – Where I began walking Before I began my journey I mentally mapped out where I wanted to walk and observe. I started at the corner of Merrick Blvd & Baisley Blvd at the entrance of Roy Wilkins park (above image). This part of Queens is labeled…

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 of…

Scenery Sells

A walk around New York City probably ranks as one of, if not the absolute, the most diverse walks a person will ever take in their life.  This city of almost nine million people can be thought of as a melting pot for many different faces and races, and while this is true to some…

Exploring Hillside Ave

While walking around Hillside Ave in Jamaica from Susan B. Anthony middle school towards Parsons I noticed that it was dominated by small businesses like deli’s and laundromats that are accessible and convenient for the mix of private homes and apartments in the area. The stores in the area are affordable and there are no…

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