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 different,…

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 original…

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 of…

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…

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, my…

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 in…

A Country With No Borders

                New York City is one of the most diverse cities in the world. Walking around the streets one can find people from multiple countries, ethnicities, religions and different social classes. Walking in any direction one will go through multiple neighborhoods and as one walks by it will…

Hollis’ Harsh Reality

Hollis, New York, is a town located in Queens.  The section of Hollis that I explored was near Jamaica Avenue; specifically, C-Town grocery store and Clean Rite Laundromat.  This part of the town is lower-middle class.  Poverty is evident throughout Hollis; there were bars on store windows, and there was even an attempted bank robbery…

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 there…

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