English Project 3 Locations

My five locations are:

Hill Country Chicken



My Little Pizzeria






Camden Plaza Park

I chose these places because I love food and these are some of my favorite places to eat downtown. They’re also some of the best places in Brooklyn, if I do say so myself. Of course when someone comes to Brooklyn, you have to take them to the first Junior’s ever. For one thing, the food and service are great, but the desserts are to die for. The desserts are also really big, but I’m not complaining. I chose Camden Plaza Park because I also like being outside and listening to the sounds around me or lay on the grass and look at the clouds. This park also contains a special monument to those who participated in Brooklyn during WWII. Since I was born and raised in Brooklyn, I know the area pretty well and there are so many great things downtown that people would probably over look.

Project #2 Location

I have been going to Kings Plaza for as long as I can remember. Whenever I would go, I would always feel a rush of excitement to go to my favorites stores and look at the clothes and shoes to see what I could find, but a lot has changed. When I was a lot younger, Kings Plaza had a movie theater and my mom would usually take my sister to the first showing of whatever movie we wanted to see and we would have the best time. I was not and still am not sure how much money the movie theater made or if rent for them went up, but the theater eventually closed and was replaced by a Best Buy. Kings Plaza is also right next to the water so you’ll see seagulls, smell the hotdog stand and hear the noises of traffic. It does get a bit breezy, since it is right next to the water, but all in all its very nice.

Outside Kings Plaza:


I have only been to Strike 10 Lanes once and in that area twice. Although I was with my mother and sister, I still felt lonely. Walking there from Kings Plaza is like culture shock because in and around Kings Plaza, it’s busy. There’s people around and a lot of cars passing by and it’s a totally different scene. The walk over to Strike 10 Lanes, does feel quite lonely, but at the same time I felt a presence of either someone or something. When you walk in, the first thing you see is the front desk, which usually has 1 to 2 people at it. The bowling alley also has an arcade so even though the space is not that big, the owners really took advantage of it. Strike 10 Lanes is kind of like a diamond in the rough. You don’t expect much from the area or from the outside, but when you go inside your mind gets blown.




Project #2 Process

The place that I chose is not 15-20 minutes away from City Tech. When we started talking about different New Yorks and the juxtaposition between one part of New York to another I started to think about Kings Plaza, which is in the Flatlands area of Brooklyn on Flatbush Avenue, and how it compares to Strike 10 Lanes, which, as you can probably tell from the name, is a bowling alley in the same area of Brooklyn on Strickland Avenue. As you walk away from Kings Plaza, going down Avenue U, you pass by a Lowe’s, Home Depot, and a Walgreen’s. As you pass by these places, it’s still pretty populated because the area around Kings Plaza is commercial, but when you walk further away it becomes more residential and sort of like a ghost town. On the way to the bowling alley, from Kings Plaza, you’ll see what used to be a marina that’s been abandoned for what looks like a long time. There are destroyed boats and garbage in the water. There is also no one around, even in the afternoon. You see more houses and some local stores, but other than that there’s either no one or only a few people.

Sound Visualization: Phase #1

For this project I listened to the song “Hold On Till May” by Pierce the Veil. This song helped me create both Legato and Staccato patterns because of the way the music flows in the beginning and then builds up with guitars and drums, but then switches and slows down again around the bridge of the song. I decided to draw long cylindrical, weaving and wave shapes for Legato and for Staccato I drew triangles and zig zag shapes.