Metamorphosis- a major change in the appearance or character of someone or something.
When I came across this word I already had a slight idea of what was being said. It was mentioned in the sentence stating, ” This one shows the opening or Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis”. As you can see, the sentence that this word is in doesn’t actually give the reader a sense of it’s meaning because it’s being referred to as the name of a novel. After researching this word I was given more clarity.
You may have never walked down the streets of Pierrepont and Columbus Heights. It is also possible that you may have never even heard of these streets in Brooklyn, I know before this walk I had never heard of these streets myself and I can assure you that you are missing out on some beautiful things that you would never normally see in your daily walk to school or work. I believe that my proposed walk would be very appealing to a lot of people because of the beautiful sights you can see on your way to the train station. I believe I have some great sights on my walk. My focus was mostly on buildings but there were also other aspects like beautiful trees on my walk. There will be a lot to catch the eye of a person who has an eye for architectural design. On my walk I see a beautiful post office whos architecture I believe would catch anybodies eye no matter what the aesthetic. My second sight is the residential area around Pierrepont and Columbus Heights. Each building looks pretty cool in there own way, and lastly I will speak on the beautiful sight on Columbus Heights between Orange and Cranberry streets. These streets have beautiful sights to offer, each sight has its own way of conveying a beautiful building in an unsuspecting area.
My first sight is the post office. The post offices construction began to think if the construction of the building around the year of 1891. According to the trixRosen website the original building was designed with even larger details than what was actually built. Then in 1974 it became a national Landmark meaning it can’t be moved or changed now. The building was built in a Romanesque Revival makes for a beautiful building. Usually a post office would be a plain and boring place but this one will immediately catch your eye because of the way the building curves and protrudes out and over your head. The post office is also one point five acres and it looks like a Castle at first glance. If someone were to see the building for the first time they would not believe what the building was because it is that pretty to look at.
Secondly, the residential area of Pierrepont and Columbus Heights. The residential area is beautiful. Some buildings were even said to be built in 1820. A man while I was on my walk told me that most of the houses built in the area were built post Civil War. According to the Brooklyn Heights Association the neighborhood gives us a mix of old New York and the 21st century, juxtaposing the old and new. Whenever the old and new come together it makes for a great composition of anything.
Lastly, before the subject finally heads to the train station there is one last sight there is a space on Columbus Heights between Orange and Cranberry streets. Where the city and the bridge are in a perfect picture frame of New York. In all the other sights I knew what to expect. Before I came across this sight I was just expecting to see more post Civil war buildings in the residential area. When I came across this spot I believe I saw it at the best possible time, which is at night in the dark. When the sun is all the way down and each building and light post are shining their brightest lights and the juxtaposition of the Bridge and City makes a beautiful sight.
In conclusion, I believe that my walk is an appealing for many people. The beautiful sights of buildings in my walk were very appealing to look at. I think every subject no matter what the aesthetic will love this walk. There is so much to catch someone’s eye on my walk I think it will be impossible not to be happy. Although a lot of it has to do with architectural designs each aesthetic still has an eye for the simplicity of just Art and Beauty.
Your route may never have shown you the advantages and opportunities that you could take hold of. This route offers many beautiful sights and businesses that Brooklyn Heights has to offer. It also informs one more about the environment that they spend their time in every week. You could walk this route alone or with a group of people that you enjoy being around. That won’t take away from the experience that you could potentially find. This route maximizes the happiness one can experience on the way to the subway station from City Tech by passing through the Metro Tech Center and the Fulton street mall. One well known thing that can bring happiness to people is food from some of the best restaurants in the city. This is one of the major attractions that will never get old. With that being said, the route that I have chosen emphasizes happiness and would be a great addition to this Aesthetic map application.
At the end of a long day, an individual may crave something to eat to relax and tend to their hunger. This route is primarily lined with numerous restaurants that can be chosen from. The route would begin by walking through the Metro Tech center of downtown Brooklyn. This business area is one of Brooklyn’s largest developments. It takes over approximately 16 acres, costing a near 1-billion dollars to create. It also consists of many office rental spaces inside each of the 12 buildings that are in the center. This is a very busy section in Brooklyn which is part of the reason there are such a high number of restaurants in close range. The expense that was put towards constructing this business site are what create the beautiful views that people can appreciate as they eat. When you first walk through the center, you are greeted by the pleasant scent of the Chipotle Mexican grill restaurant. This aroma is carried through the air by the same wind currents that whistle through the trees. You can see the fall season take effect as the trees are stripped of their coats, and the brownish-yellow leaves sway past your view. You can hear the laughter and yelling of the young children interacting with each other in the park area. You can take a breather and relax on a park bench and observe the art pieces that are placed all around the park area.
“The Alligator”, by Tom Otterness is a major public art piece that is shown to be a tourist attraction in Metro Tech. The sculptor created this fascinating piece in 1996 as a permanent part of the area. It displays an alligator coming out of a New York sewer and biting down on a man on the sidewalk. This piece is very eye catching and may grab a persons attention as they enjoy a meal from Chipotle. Another art piece in the center may bring out the fun side of people because it is a design of an over sized maze across from the benches. This piece is called “Light Over Time” and is an additional installment to the park by Sam Falls which makes the environment more intriguing to be in. The colorful design brings life to everything around it, and can be engaging if you decide to go through the maze. You can also make a short stop to the local Starbucks to get a nice creamy cup of coffee while you continue on your stroll. The warm cup will defrost your finger tips on the way. As you continue this route, you may decide that you want a Lamb gyro from a near by Halal food stand on the corner. This route offers a significant amount of convenience to the point where most of the things a person may have a craving for are only a simple few feet away.
Before you know it, you will almost be done with the route as you approach the Fulton street mall. This mall consists of all the well known restaurants and stores that we have come to love, all on a single road strip. The concept for this mall was originally put into affect in 1976 by the Fulton Mall Association. According to downtownbrooklyn.com, the Fulton street ” welcomes more than 100,000 shoppers a day to its 150+ retail businesses”. This large attraction makes the area fun to be in for both shoppers and people taking the walk on this route. The project for the mall was finished just three years ago, in 2011, and cost about 15 million to complete. The amount of money spent was worth it and it brings much more happiness to this walk.
As we all know, taking walks is a very affective way for people to clear their minds and actually take a moment to appreciate the very aspects of the city. Throughout the route, you can expect to be surrounded by people you don’t know. This is not a lonely path, and it puts you in the presence of others that make up the culture of Brooklyn. While you continue on the route, you will have a chance to see the breath taking view of the city on a sunny afternoon. On a normal route to the subway, people don’t usually give a second thought to their surroundings because they are so focused on getting home. They may also take a back road as a short cut, however, this will block their view of the city skyline. While you enjoy a wholesome meal, you can take in the sights of the buildings and watch as the windows reflect the sunlight. Many people prefer having something to look at while they eat. But what could be better to look at, other than a cellphone, than the view of your surroundings. As you relax, you can watch the sunset in the distance. You may even listen to music and picture the scene as something from a music video.
This route is ideally created to be taken around 4 to 5pm. Around this time the sunset will give off a calming vibe as the day concludes. This is something that is very helpful, especially for individuals who are coming from a long day of work. As the walk relieves your stress, it gives you a chance to unwind and loosen up while you gather some thoughts. By the time you reach the 5 train at the end of this route, you will be satisfied and probably ready for a hot shower and some sleep. Your mind will be at ease because you took some time to slow things down and relax for once. And the best part is, it will only take a short 15 minutes out of your way which is worth the while. For this reason I would highly recommend that you consider this route for the upcoming app(lication).
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Zany- amusingly unconventional and idiosyncratic
2. One who acts the buffoon to amuse others
When I first saw this word in the text ” A picture of language ” I had a little bit of an idea of what it may have meant. It stated, ” If you weren’t taught to diagram a sentence, this might sound a little zany”. Now that I have researched this word I have a better understanding of what it was conveying. However, the numerous definitions such as the second one provided, made it a little confusing as to which one properly fits the text. Obviously now I realize that the first one makes the most sense.
The quickest route for a person from the train station to City Tech (and vice versa) is always the busiest but most preferred. However having the option to go another route would only be ideal if the person gets something out of it, whether it be happiness, quietness, beauty, nature or history. The route I took with my best friend was from City Tech to the Borough Hall train station. What I was looking for on this route maximizes quietness and nature and is about an extra 10 minutes walking to the train station.
Leaving City Tech, we start by going down Jay Street towards the Jay Street-Metro Tech subway station. Instead of going into the station before getting there we turn right- into the little passageway between the Marriott Hotel building and the MTA New York City Transit building. It’s a windy path with a courthouse building but has benches, outlets and neat arrangements of plants and trees all around until the end of the path which opens out to Adams Street. Cadman Plaza Park is our next destination as we make a right onto Adams Street and start walking towards Tillary Street. Making a left on Tillary Street we make a right into the park walking around and taking pictures. It has a big open green field of grass. Standing in the park you can see the United States Court House and the Empire State Building. This was around after 5:00pm so it was a little dark and the building was lit up. The park also has a pathway of tall trees that arch inward as you walk through. Exiting the park on Cadman Plaza West we see the Clark Street train station where the 2 train is. We walk back, to Borough Hall passing Columbus Park on Cadman Plaza East and Johnson Street. Columbus Park is less attractive than Cadman Plaza Park. It has trees bushes and grass that’s not so green and is surrounded by a bunch of buildings, some old, some new, all gray. Even though there’s some nature here, nature isn’t always attractive.
Your route may never have shown you the advantages and opportunities that you could take hold of . This route offers many of the beautiful sights and businesses that Brooklyn heights has to offer. It also informs one more about the environment that they spend their time in every week. You could walk this route alone or with a group of people that you enjoy being around. That won’t take away from the new found experience that you could potentially find. This inspiring route maximizes the happiness one can experience on the way to the subway from City Tech by passing through the Metro Tech Center as well as the Fulton Street Mall. And one well known thing that can bring happiness to people is a nice meal from some of the best restaurants in the city. This a major attraction to people everywhere that will always be around.
At the end of a long day, an individual may want something to eat to relax and tend to their hunger. This route is primarily lined with numerous restaurants that can be chosen from. Almost as soon as you begin the route through the Metro Tech Center, you are greeted by the pleasant scent from the Chipotle Mexican grill restaurant. This aroma is carried through the air by the same wind currents that whistle through the trees. You can see the fall season take effect on the environment as the trees are stripped of their coats and the brownish- yellow leaves sway past your view. You can hear the laughter and yelling of the young children interacting with each other in the park area. Then you can take a breather and relax on a park bench and observe the the art piece that is placed in the center grass portion of the park. One could also make a short stop at a local Starbucks to enjoy a nice creamy cup coffee while they stroll through the Fulton mall area. The warm cup will defrost your finger tips as you go on your way. As you continue on this route, you may decide that you want a lamb gyro from the Halal food stand at the corner. This route offers a significant amount of convenience to the point where most of the things a person may have a craving for is a simple few feet away.
As we all know, taking walks are a very effective way for people to clear their minds and actually take a moment to appreciate the very aspects of their city. Throughout this route you will be surrounded by many other people you don’t know. This is not a lonely path, and it puts you in the presence of others that make up the very culture of the city. While one continues on this route, they have the chance to see the breath taking view of the city on a sunny afternoon. On a normal route to the train, people don’t really give a second thought to the area because they are too focused on getting home. Many routes that people choose involve passing through back roads behind tall buildings that block the view of the city. As you enjoy a wholesome meal from one of the many restaurant options, you can take a breather on a park bench and take in the sights. The city sky line will have you in awe as the windows reflect the sun’s light as it begins to set. Many people prefer having something pleasant to look at while they eat. But what is better to look at while you rest, other than a cell phone, than the view of your surroundings. As you relax, you can watch the sun set in the distance. You may even listen to music and picture the scene as something like a music video.
This route is ideally created to be taken around the time of 4 or 5pm. Around this time the sunset view will give off a calming vibe as the day concludes. This is something that is very helpful especially for individuals who are just ending a long work day. Taking walks is great way to relieve stress and gather thoughts. This will give them a chance to unwind and loosen up as they stroll. By the time you reach the 5 train station at the end of the route, you will feel satisfied and probably be ready for a hot shower and some sleep. But your mind will be at ease because you have taken the time to slow things down and relax for once. And the best part is, the course will only take approximately 15 minutes to complete which is worth the while. For this reason I would highly recommend that you consider this route for the upcoming Aesthetic mapping app.
Domesticity- life inside a home; the activities of a family or of the people who share a home.
I found this particular word in the passage “Reading Lucy” by Jennifer Egan. After reading the sentence I found that I had no idea what this sentence was saying. It stated, “Savor this fluke of independence before the champ of 1950s domesticity closes around you”. After researching the meaning of this word, the sentence was immediately cleared up. Egan wanted Lucy to enjoy her last bit of independence that she has left because soon it will no longer be just her alone. Once the 1950s hit, her independence would have been nothing but a memory to her.
The ideal route for one to consider should generally give them a taste of the different aspects that Brooklyn has to offer. It should be the most comfortable to them, allowing them easy access to the things they believe are important, pleasant, or fascinating while on their way. With my route in particular, it emphasizes happiness including the favorable restaurants in Brooklyn as well as other businesses such as clothes stores, as well as view of the city buildings. Along this route, one can be in the presents of many other individuals, whether they are tourists, or school kids that are making their way from store to store. They can also have a pleasant walk through what is considered a peaceful area in the city. As you walk, you can also see sky scrapers in the distance which is a typical aspect of the city. Once an individual leaves the City Tech , they have an opportunity to take this route that provides numerous choices for places to enjoy a nice meal, or swing by a local H&M for that sweater you’ve had your eye on. And when all is done, you can easily continue on the same direction heading out to a train or bus.
The route that I have chosen will take an individual approximately 15 minutes out of the original path to the train station. First, leave through the front entrance of City Tech which is on 300 Jay street. You will see the construction directly across the street and hear the jack hammers digging into the pavement when you reach outside. Proceed south on Jay street onto the next block. Continue on this path up until you are in front of the Marriott hotel on the right, at which point you will stop. Cross the street directly across from the hotel onto the walkway entrance of the Metro tech center. There will be a lighted map of the center, as well as Christmas decorations that hang along the walkway. Proceed along the center walkway up until the end of the block. You will be welcomed by the aroma of cooked ground beef from the near by Chipotle. Make a right onto Laurence street where you will see a local 5 guys restaurant. Continue for approximately 3 blocks on Laurence street where you will see the city building structures in the distance. The fall trees will sway in the wind currents as the leaves swiftly slide onto the ground. On the left will be the local Golden Crust and Chinese restaurant. Turn right onto Fulton street and proceed down this path for 3 blocks up until Adams street. Directly behind you, will be one of the many tall skyscrapers in the distance on Fulton streets vantage point. While walking along this street, there is a Modells accompanied by two local banks to the left. On the right there is a Burger King restaurant. Approximately 20 feet down is the much favored Shake Shack restaurant on the intersection of Fulton and Adams street. You will immediately see the city skyline as the light reflects of the building windows. Safely cross Adams street and proceed into the Borough Hall 5 train station. As one can see, this route offers more meal choice opportunity as well as a better angle at the view of the city, unlike the usual route that is taken.