Author Archives: keiana miley


I think Wikipedia is a good way to start for general information concerning a topic. As a student I was not aware that Wikipedia was run by regular people like us. It now clear to me how it work and I find it interesting on how it works. The Wikipedia can be used for a number of things. It’s a great way to see what is actually happening or has happened. I just wonder what is thw future for all of this?  Will this become the wave link to research? I’m really not sure what to think about it’s longevitie. However I think is good for general information and even some of its sources. This is something that will be around for some time.

Post Reflection

Our little expedition to Vinegar Hill was a great experience.  I was able to see the beautiful treasure that lay in the backyard of Farragut Houses. The historic validity of it all made me appreciate Brooklyn. I then started to think about the word “quality” as we walked down to Farragut Houses.  The “quality ” of life changed within seconds, what we considered normal became a reality and the definition of city was in it’s whole.  Farragut Houses was not as bad as I have seen it once before.  I  guess because of the time of day it was, I was able to see more of my surroundings and put my biased thoughts aside. Overall it was a great experience and I can’t wait to visit and explore again.

Pre-Site Reflection

As a born and raised Brooklyn knight, our trip to Farragut Housing is nothing new to me. It’s decapitated buildings and it’s stinky elevators doesn’t give me any excitement. It’s long hallways and cell like apartments remind me of an prison. However, tomorrow I come with an open mind and my objective lenses. I will not only leave my biases at home. I will come with acceptance. I will try to embrace the authenticity  of any space I land my feet on. I must say this project can open doors for us all in many ways. I hope I can have some understanding to what urban renewal is, the underline plan and how we can introduce these ideas as a way to help the environment instead of terrorizing people and destroying people lives.