Monthly Archives: October 2018

Podcast Assignment

The podcast I listened to was “THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD: EAST NEW YORK, DID IT WORK?” and what I think about the speaker’s job on this podcast is that he did well by communicating the neighbors’ ideas by interviewing them and giving them a few minutes to express themselves about all changes made in their neighborhood. In this interview, the interviewers recalled to the time they felt safe in their neighborhood and that these changes leave them with doubt about their future, however, they hope for the better. What I liked about this podcast is that this is a primary source with reliable information since all this is given by people who reside in the area, they have seen all the changes and how is affecting and/or benefiting them.

Podcast Assignment

I chose to listen to “East New York, Did It Work?” podcast. I really like this podcast because it shows the people who live in Atlantic Yards neighborhood opinions about the changes that are happening in this area and the cost of housing generally. First, they started the discussion about the gentrification and explained the changes that are happening in East New York. Then, they started to interview the people who live in this area and listen to their point of view about these changes. Some people are talking about the history of the changes that happened in their neighborhood and explaining how these changes impacting them. It seems to me that a lot of people who live in this neighborhood are not happy with that change. Every speaker gave a different point of view. I really like their brief reviews because they all focused on a lot of good points about these changes and how they feel now about their neighborhood. And that could be very beneficial for everyone who does not know a lot of information about the Atlantic Yards neighborhood history.

Podcast Response

What do you think the speakers and interview subjects did particularly well to communicate their ideas? What questions do you still have, or what do you think they could have explained better? Feel free to link to 1-2 of your favorite podcasts if you regularly listen to ones you want to share.

After listening to “East New York, Did it Work?”, I have found that the speakers are very clear in their explanation and are short and to the point. One thing he did well is adding in specific statistics about Phipps Houses and interviewing a city counsel representative, Raphael Espinal and finding out that there is mainly affordable housing plans put into place. One question I have is that how are the scouts picking and choosing which properties to flip when they are either owned by another owner, or being resided by another tenant, and what can those people do in order to fight back the gentrification fight.

Podcast Response

The podcast was very rewarding to listen too. The speaker had a lot of information and worked with it really well yo get the point across clear and consiece. The was a strong focus on community that I really loved because not many podcast dive into it and are mostly used for a entertainment aspect but here the podcast is being used as a information source to help people understand the game that everyone plays in new developments

Podcast Blog Assignment

After listening to “There Goes the Neighborhood: Here’s the Plan”, I realized how it was created and what type of conceptual voice the podcast took; it was set in a narrative perspective. As events seemed to occur, there was a narrator describing his opinions or his overall thought process behind the topic of rezoning in Brooklyn being tied to gentrification, overcrowding, and manipulation tactics driven by politics and big shot developers.

I found the podcast’s aesthetic to be refreshing; there was never a time that the listener was left unaware of a topic or unbeknownst to a certain term; everything was explained for any listener’s understanding. I liked how there was a healthy mixture of narrative with interviews or a type of panelist conversation in which there is a moderator and someone speaking along those lines. I also liked the stitching between reality and personal analysis; it gave a very humanistic approach to a very broad topic of gentrification and rezoning.

As for any inquiries I had subsequent to listening to the podcast, I only had one recurring question, which is as follows: “As they mentioned the East New York project, Is this an example of finding an “antidote” to blight while avoiding massive gentrification?”

Podcast Response: There Goes the Neighborhood: East New York: Did it Work?

What do you think the speakers and interview subjects did particularly well to communicate their ideas? What questions do you still have, or what do you think they could have explained better? Feel free to link to 1-2 of your favorite podcasts if you regularly listen to ones you want to share.

I believe the speaker did well in getting firsthand accounts by the people and using that to build on top of the facts that explains why Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Rezoning plan works. The speakers speak about the pleasant new parks and bars and new schools to serve communities. In contrast the speakers speak about gentrification and the scammers that influenced foreclosures in the neighborhood. Pros vs Con clearly advocating that the mayor’s plan works in certain cases and doesn’t work in other cases. Besides the Excitement of the people how else does the plan help the community. There was only account of a new school being constructed and only a ¼ a building serve as a legitimate affordable housing (By legitimate I mean the amount of people in a current neighborhood that can actually afford to live there). It seems to me like the opinion of the plan not working has more powerful reasoning’s behind it where as its con was not advocated enough.

Groups! and the midterm student survey

Today in class we formed research groups and completed group résumés:

gentrification breaking into our homes: Maricel, Edith, Daniela, Ralph

urban design: Joel, Chimdiebube, Katherine, Ericka

open space & safety: Giuseppe, James, Renso

Le clé (BC architecture): Sabrina, Davit, JP, Mirna

Community Before & After: Zu Qiang, Anesha, Donna

the flow of people : Saqif, Terry, ChuXin

It’s time for the midterm student survey. Please complete the survey by the end of the day Wednesday. The next assignment is the group project outline. Assignment guidelines and a rubric are on the Assignments page and will be distributed in class Thursday.

If you did not complete the podcast listening and blogging assignment for today, please do so before Thursday.

Podcast Assignment

What do you think the speakers and interview subjects did particularly well to communicate their ideas? What questions do you still have, or what do you think they could have explained better? Feel free to link to 1-2 of your favorite podcasts if you regularly listen to ones you want to share.

I think the speakers in the How Brooklyn’s Atlantic Yards Project Bruised the Community : Daily News Sports Talk podcast , from APRIL 22, 2016, did an informative job in explaining what the Atlantic Barclays Center was, what it is now (Pacific Park, Brooklyn ), what happened, what’s happening now, and what is predicted to happen. The speakers throws out many points about how this whole thing is a game. I like the way the speakers explained about the trouble of the creation of the projects. Basically explains what problems occurred during the process of how the Atlantic Barclays went down (in part one). More importantly, HOW it has EFFECTED THE COMMUNITY was the main goal the podcast is trying to express.