The music I chose is “One Summer’s Day” by Joe Hisaishi. This music is from my favorite movie called Spirited Away. The music starts with a legato feeling. Legato is to be performed smoothly, calmly and softly. It can be presented by curvy lines. The music is played by piano, so the sounds are kind of sharp. And there are some other instruments making the rough sounds. The legato feeling goes through more than half of the music. At almost the end of the music, there are staccato beats coming out. Staccato is to be performed abruptly, sharply and separated. It can be represented by sharp lines and angles.
The book “The Colossus of New York” written by Colson Whitehead talks about how different people have different views on New York. He also goes on saying how the New York he used to know is no longer there. As time goes on he says that everything will eventually change and the New York people will be used to will be gone. He even gives the best example of this where when he passes Park Avenue and sees the Met life building towering over Grand Central station he will always see it as the Pan am building it used to be. He also explains how textbooks in school and even TV documentaries about New York are lies, because you didn’t witness it. That doesn’t mean that the facts they’re telling you are false but that those facts are not a part of the New York you grew up in. He also talks more about the different perspectives of the people that live in New York. For example at one point in time you used to go to a certain store because it was convenient for you but as years go by the store may close down and a new one may take its place the new people that go to that store may never know of what came before it.
1. built cheaply and unsubstantially
2. carelessly or hastily put together
Source- Merriam Webster
I found this word while reading city limits: “Over a lifetime, that adds up to a lot of neighborhoods, the motley construction material of your jerry-built metropolis.”
For the first part of the project, The music I choose is “Life” by Tobu, it helps me to create these figures, Legato and Staccato. Legatos is when the music feels really calm, light with the piano sound, and also the heavy beat. Staccatos is when the electric sound comes or at the some part of the music that feels like the sound is turning really fast with a really small angle.
Used two and half hour to finish in total.
The place I have chosen to write about is the nearest Macy to City Tech. It takes about 15 mins to get there by walk from City Tech. I chose this clothing store to be my location is because Macy is one of the most famous and popular cloth shopping stores, I would like to let more people know there is a Macy near by our college so they can go shopping there when they have a break before the next course began. I personally don’t like to go to shopping, it wastes too much energy, and later will be hard for me to gain those losing energy back again. But unfortunately I still have to go there for some reasons. For instance, when I made a character design for my manga I have to consider what she/he to wear. Fashion is different for every year and seasons, so I have to go to Macy to explore for their new outfit. From my observation of Macy, I realize this Macy is the largest store in this area. There is a McDonald juxtaposition to it, compared to Macy, it is too small, but McDonald has a bigger Logo brand so people could see their logo and then notice the existence of the McDonald easier than Macy. I had explored inside this Macy for once only, the information I have for now is not enough to write a complete essay yet. I decide to go there again in the near days. I believe the next time I will gather more information to write about.
For this project i chose a 99 cent store next to a jewelry store on the corner of Lawrence Street and Helen Keller Place. First you exit out the Namm building from the 300 Jay Street side and turn right. You keep going straight for 2 blocks until you reach Willoughby Street, once you get to Willoughby Street you turn left and cross the street and keep going straight until you reach a jewelry store called Giovanni’s Fine Jewelry and next to it is a 99 cent store called 99 cent City.
The First chapter of the novel The Colossus of New York by Colson Whitehead called “City Limits” is about the perception of how people see New York whether they aren’t from here either they moved here or just visiting and comparing them to how people would see New York if they are from here born and raised. He calls it being a true new Yorker. ” You are a New Yorker when what was there before is more real and solid than what is here now.” Basically he says that you’re a true New Yorker when you start to notice change in the Neighborhoods and not when what’s there now is all you know about. When you go to these places and you feel nostalgic and you have those memories, that’s when you know you’re a true New Yorker. Whitehead also states that everyone that visits New York makes their own sense or their own interpretation of what New York was like or how it looks like as soon as they take their first step in New York.