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...

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...

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...

Brooklyn Second Glance

For assignment 1 I had chosen to discuss some issues that caught my attention that I’ve seen in Brooklyn whenever I had gone thrifting and I spoke about the poor condition of the neighborhood and local area. Such as the run down train stations and the poor condition of knickerbocker avenue being its covered...

Williamsburg Through The Looking Glass

At the start of this semester I gave my analysis of an area I frequent, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (particularly between North 7th and 10th streets between Bedford and Kent Aves). Even back then I could observe a lot of the things we would eventually discuss in class, although I probably couldn’t give exact definitions to...

Hollis Revisited

At the beginning of the semester, I visited Hollis, Queens.  While I knew that it was a low-income neighborhood, I did not understand what caused the poverty here to persist.  After taking this course, I have much more clarity on the subjects of poverty, segregation, and inequity.  I also have more questions. In my...

Stuck in the Middle with Queens

  In my first post about Poverty and Affluence I wrote to you about the surroundings of the environment and their effects on some of the neighborhoods in Queens.. After attaining more knowledge through the course of Urban Studies, I want to revisit some parts of Queens that need clarification as to what kind...

Gentrification

Image Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/147607961@N02/34136510280/in/dateposted-public/ Gentrification is the consequence of a series of economic trends that is transforming the city notably, because of the increase of more educated, affluent, younger, and single people headed back to the city. Diversification does happen when gentrification take place but increasingly we are seeing in these gentrified neighborhoods less racially diverse...

Sunnyside Gentrified!

  Queens is my home. It’s my borough, it’s where I go back after a trip out of state or after a night out with friends in the “city” (Manhattan).  I was born and raised in Sunnyside, Queens and now I reside a few blocks over in Woodside. I’m glad to still be living...

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