The ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union)

The ACLU or American Civil Liberties Union is a nonpartisan, non-profit organization. Their mission is to “to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States. The organization have many members, 1,000,000 members, they also get very good funding...

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...

Exploring Where I live II

“In the city of Woodside, where I live, I walked around my neighborhood… Woodside is a very nice location to live. There isn’t too much attraction going on or too little attraction going on.” I remember writing this in the first assignment, ‘The Urban’ at 1st Glance. Yet, writing ‘The Urban at 2nd Glance,...

1974 Fiscal Crisis NYC

image source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_New_York_City_(1946–77) To start a fiscal year is an accounting year that does not end on December 31. And during the 1970s New York City was in a crisis, on the point of bankruptcy, New York was 430 million dollars in debt and it was coming time to pay. Yet the city did not...

Some of Queens from the Middle

Poverty and Affluence go hand in hand. We live in a world where it’s the rich vs. the poor.  With all that I have been reading and general life experience I realize money makes the world go round.  If you’re like me then you’re just stuck in the middle. There’s room to grow but...

Whitestone: Where’s the Poverty?

Living in New York is truly a privilege. There are opportunities everywhere, new things to see everyday, and best of all, so many different cultures surrounding you. This is particularly true when one travels through the five boroughs: Queens, Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Staten Island. Fortunately, I live in Queens, the most diverse...

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