Author Archives: Miguel

Maps and beyond

On one of my visits to the Brooklyn Historical Society my peers and I had the opportunity learn from a maps specialist. After we entered the great reading room and signed-in, the historians directed us to gather at the perimeters … Continue reading

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Final Project: Achieving Change

Miguel L. Final Project English 1101 – Prof. Gold 12/20/11 The Earth has hosted many great thinkers who have made it a priority to make this planet a better place. These people have time and again been told their efforts … Continue reading

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What does it take for a beautiful & free world?

The other day I was on YouTube watching some of Charlie Chaplin’s hilarious videos until I came across a rather serious recording in which he performed in. The title of the video is “The Greatest Speech Ever Made.” Sorry, I … Continue reading

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Dear Brooklyn…what a world…..

The last and final visit to the Brooklyn Historical Society for this semester was perhaps the most intriguing. It has been an honor to have been part of such a unique learning community in which my peers and I were … Continue reading

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Much needed improvement Mr. Protester

The resent events of Occupy Wall Street have attracted both positive and negative attention. The protest which started two months ago has now spread throughout the world, most notably in cities of the United States like San Francisco, Philadelphia, Boston, … Continue reading

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Inside the huddle of Occupy Wall Street

“…..be the change you wish to see in the world” was perhaps Mahatma Gandhi’s most essential message to the world.  A message that has been put into play by the thousands of people who Occupy Wall Street today around the … Continue reading

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Results of the Brooklyn Fire

My second visitto the Brooklyn Historical Society was defiantly better than the first, I don’t infer the first was bad, but my classmates and I learn much more about the organization rather than what documents alone are. The second encounter … Continue reading

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Let’s change this…..Kaplicky. A mind of democracy

The late Future Systems former principal director and founder Jan Kaplicky’s, was an international award winner architect, whose work is well known in the architecture scene. Although he is considered a major contributor to the profession, he is not as … Continue reading

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Can You See What I Want You To See….?

The walk to the Brooklyn Historical Society was a confusing one, but once at the corner of   Pierrepont Street I immediately knew where the building was after seeing its 19th century red façade. What fallowed was the traditional “Now, … Continue reading

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