Author Archives: Edith Munoz

Urban Walking Isn’t Just Good For The Soul

According to the article “Urban walking isn’t just good for the soul” made me realize that during my commute to school I run to the train instead of focusing on my surroundings. Seeing the same thing every day gets boring. It seems like I know my neighborhood from the back of my head. There is nothing interesting to do around my neighborhood. There are days where men just sit down in front of the building looking at people pass by. When I take the train to school during my 45-minute ride I play sudoku which keeps me entertained. I do not pay attention to who is coming in or out the train. When I walk to class it is hard to walk fast because it gets so crowdy which sometimes can make you get annoyed. I agree with the article that it gets boring seeing the same surroundings every day because even if they open a new place I do not enter the store at all. I just walk by like if it had always existed.

The films we watched in class “My Brooklyn” and “Citizen Jane: Battle for the City” clearly shows that we do not have any right to our City. Many changes can be made automatically without asking the community for our opinion. Before our city used to be safe whereas everyone got along and would look after each other children. In our city today, we are afraid to walk during the day or late at night because it became very violent. Also, while building the highway they did not think the problems it was going to cause. The traffic in our city is insane. I feel like every change that is made to our city brings another problem behind it. The Fulton Mall is where many people knew each other and would like to shop, but now what prevents them from going is that there are many tall buildings that were constructed for office use. Many persons no longer feel the sense of going because it is not the same. If we worked as a community there would not have been many problems in our city, everyone will feel secure and would have a different perspective on our city.