Category Archives: Uncategorized



1 a.not allowing entrance or passage; impenetrable

b. not capable of being damaged or harmed

2not capable of being affected or disturbed

I ‘ve learned this word from Merriam-Webster, Word of the day, on Dec 07. At the same time, I’ve also learn several prefix, like im- which means opposite, per- means though, via means way.

Project 4….

With the development of society, the speed of people’s lives are becoming more and more rapid. So in order to make people feel about their lives are beautiful and colorful, make people be more interested in their route, not just one place to another, our group is intending to create an Aesthetic Map which helps you to know how abundant are surround you life. Maybe just take a couple of minutes detour, probably will change your definition of “the route to home”. Speaking of aesthetic map, today, we are focusing on three key words to explore our aesthetic route to home. They’re natural, crowded and great structures. Usually people like choosing the shortest way to achieve their goal which is opposite with our goal exactly. So we make a detour as an example that starts at City Tech to the subway stop, Jay St Metro Tech.

Going out of City Tech, usually, people like to take a right and directly go to the subway stop, but today we suggest turn left to explore a happiest route. The crossroad between Jay St and Tillary St is kind of wide so that you have to pay attention on those two traffic lights because they turn to red really fast. There is a safety island located on the middle of the crossroad. People stand on the island may work in different kinds of jobs. They may work for the strictest boss in the world, full of disappointments in hearts; or a student who is preparing for SAT examination anxiously. People stand on the smallest island in the world and watch the stream of traffic with different stories. However, just 3mins standing on the island, a feeling of peace will flow in your heart. You see cars come and leave, like those unexpected things, finally, they’re all going to leave. Everything will be fine. Simple and right. After a purification of the heart, then make one more left and walk straightly to the end of Cadman Plaza, after that, you’ll find the Cadman Plaza Park at your right hand where is a yellow ocean right now. When you walk in, you’ll hear a sound made by your steps and leaves fell from trees. Also, there are some kids play at the park sometimes who offer you pure smiles which are counted as a bonus for you.

After Cadman Plaza Park,  walking along Cadman Plaza W St, you’ll find another park, the Columbus Park. Different from Cadman Park,  several kinds of flowers are planted in the park. There is a statue of Beecher who was one of giants of anti-slavery movement in 19th Century in US. The government planed to close the park, but as a public space, it still there today must has a special fascination to exist. More interesting thing is, there is a market in front of the park and called Greenmarket.  The market only open on Tues, Thurs and Sat from 8am to 6pm. In the market, vegetables, cake and other daily supplies are sold. Deserved to be mentioned is everything in here is from farm or homemade which is healthy and fresh. With the decoration of vintage Borough Hall Subway Station, the market makes the street more like a small town in the movie. Even though outside is cold, but those sellers still bring the most fresh stuffs to you. They make the street warm.

We are almost at the end of natural journey, next we’ll go and find some great buildings. The Borough Hall should be on the detour list,  speaking the great of the Borough Hall, on the top of the building, there is a golden woman standing there with a balance and a wand which represent justice and equity. The style of the building is kind of a traditional government building, a triangle roof with six columns at the bottom. Standing at the corner of the street and watching the whole building, you’ll be attracted by building because it releases ancient but amazing charm. It gives you a impression of serious and you’ll feel like that’s the feeling of justice. Have you ever thought these elements that suppose far away from you, but actually you just pass by everyday? Don’t be surprise, still have something waiting for you!

As we keep walking along court St, we’ll welcome the most crowed,noisy and fantastic Street, Court St. Lots of stores are selling plenty kinds of stuffs, different from the market in front of Columbus Park, stores on Court St are selling manufactured products, from cosmetics to shoes, from lollipop to beer. You can buy anything you want.  Furthermore, with the sunset, the neon lights like a guide that direct you the way to home.  At the end of Court St which is also Fulton St, after you enjoy your fantastic route, you might feel a little bit tired, don’t worry, next destination is your final stop, your lovely home. The only thing you have to do is taking the right train and have a rest.

In the end, to decelerate our aim once again, we are trying to find an effective way to make your route more colorful and abundant instead of just a place to another place. Don’t worry about you cannot find a beautiful view, finally you’ll realize that the city is huge enough that you’ll get your ways diversely; the city is small enough that you’ll find the most amazing things just right on your side. To make your way more meaningful and beautiful, why don’t you find out the keywords firstly, go around and make a detour, or build an aesthetic map which could help you explore your life abundant.

The Nations of The World

If need be, this will be removed…

This is unrelated to class, but one that I feel is worth mentioning. The flags of various countries of the world were showcased in the lobby of City Tech. I’m not exactly sure why. Strangely I couldn’t find our American flag. Many countries I recognised right away such as, Honduras, South Africa, Uruguay, Spain, Taiwan, Ghana, Costa Rica, United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Croatia, Qatar, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, China, Somalia, Ireland, Uganda, Mali, Australia, New Zealand, Palestine, North Korea, Ukraine, Germany, Algeria, Chile, Nigeria, Jamaica, Suriname, Singapore, Israel, Aruba, Japan, Mexico, Peru, and Argentina. A beautiful sight showing the wonderful designs of all these countries’ flags. I do hope they stay in the first floor.

The flag of the Netherlands
Though I am not a big fan of their football team for eliminating my teams, Mexico and Costa Rica during the 2014 FIFA World Cup: Brazil  last summer, I still like the design of flag of the Netherlands.

Project 4:Direction & Detour

After the lovely rain of yesterday, I have to say, today’s weather was awful! However, I still took the detour which was on my today’s schedule, even though it was only 25 F outside.

I planned to walk to Brooklyn War Memorial because it looks like a park on the map, or walk all the way down to Brooklyn bridge. Unfortunately, I approached  neither.  I went to the opposite direction on Tillary St, it was a quite neighborhood. So I went back to find a right direction.  I change my destination a little bit. I made a right on Flatbush Ave which is to the Manhattan bridge. I didn’t go any bridge in the end because I really cannot stand the fierce wind, so I went back to campus. Anyway,  I found a beautiful triangle shape of safe island around Nassau St.

I think I probably will redo the detour, tomorrow.  Wish tomorrow will be a nice weather!

The Reflaction of “What If You Could Choose Between The Fastest Route and the Most Beautiful?”

This article is very interesting. I think it is involved with part of my project 2. My project 2 is about overlapping New York, and the article is about choosing the two the route of London. Usually, many people will choose a shortest route get to the destination. Only add seven more minutes, you will enjoy the happy, quiet, beauty journey. If you let me choose between those two ways of getting to a place, I will choose the route of beauty, quiet, and happiness. We can sometimes try to make a little change, and that might help us find out the true beauty of the city; maybe will make you happier.

The summary of “What If You Could Choose Between The Fastest Route and the Most Beautiful?”

The article “What If You Could Choose Between The Fastest Route and the Most Beautiful?” is issued on July 17, 2017 from the Atlantic Citylab. The text is basically focused on which route is the better route for the user. The main purpose is to find more interesting route to go to. It will just take a little more time and also can make people feel more satisfy and quiet. Researcher from Barcelona and University of Torino form a group of researcher to do the research. The research took place at London. First research given two place and ask people which one do you find more beautiful? Then the researcher received input from more than 3,000 people over the four month at the beginning of September 2012. They also enlisted some people familiar with London to be the judge. They made shortest, beauty, quiet, and happy path map. The experiment shows the beautiful and quiet, happy route only takes seven minutes more then the fastest route. There are some people that don’t get charmed by that, but researcher has their ways of idea. Researcher wants to let people notice the well being of their city, and explore their city. Ultimately the experiment has proved that if people choose more seven minuets then can find the beauty, quite and happy of city.