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...

Eliminating the HOME Program

  I decided to focus on a current event that I read online about Donald Trump attempting to cut the budget. His way of reducing spending revolves around the idea of eliminating “lower priority” programs. One program that is considered “lower priority” according to the president, is the HOME Investment Partnerships Programs. The purpose...

Driven Away by Gentrification

My parents were long time residents of the Flushing area since they immigrated to the United States from Haiti in the early 1980s but have since moved to Springfield Gardens. They would always say that Flushing, particularly Main Street, was very different than it is today. Since I’m only familiar with Main Street as...

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...

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...

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