Project #3 10/17

  • “Thousands of people pass that storefront every day, each one haunting the streets of his or her own New York, not one of them seeing the same thing.” From the reading“The Way We Live Now: 11-11-01; Lost and Found” by Colson Whitehead.
  • “Upon arriving in New York, he walked from Kennedy Airport to the nearby Crowne Plaza Hotel, a journey more perilous than he expected, because it involved a nightmare traverse of expressways with no curbs.” From the reading “A Literary Visitor Strolls in From the Airport” by Charles Mcgrath.
  • “If you had known, perhaps you would have stepped behind the counter and shaken everyone’s hand, pulled out the disposable camera and issued posing instructions. But you had no idea. There are unheralded tipping points, a certain number of times that we will unlock the front door of an apartment. At some point you were closer to the last time than you were to the first time, and you didn’t even know it. You didn’t know that each time you passed the threshold you were saying goodbye.” “The Way We Live Now: 11-11-01; Lost and Found” by Colson Whitehead.
  • “To an area along the beach in Brooklyn where West End Avenue appears to be a stark line of demarcation between the serene old-immigrant opulence of Manhattan Beach and the teeming new-immigrant enclave  of Brighton Beach” Here, Poverty And Privilege Are Neighbors; Income Gaps Are a Source Of Resentment and Guilt” by  

These quotes address the different New York experiences because the article Lost and Found by Colson Whitehead focuses on how New Yorkers tend to take everything for granted in “their New York” which is what they experience on a day to day business. But because we have different experiences like that and the city changes every day no one’s New York is the same as another person’s because someone will always encounter a store and remember it for it selling that product, or functioning for this purpose. Then when the store goes away new tenants or people who live in the neighborhood won’t see it like that but the newly renovated cafe, restaurant etc. This relates to my juxtaposition because the new highrise may have been something else such as a store or an abandoned lot at some point. The quote from A Literary Visitor Strolls in From the Airport” by Charles Mcgrath talks about how people may not be used to walking around New York for the first time or underestimating the time it takes to walk. This could connect to my juxtaposition because people have different experiences walking in New York. If you live farther away from Manhattan I would like to believe that the streets are normally less crowded which may be apart of your New York if you chose to live away from commercial areas. The final quote by Here, Poverty And Privilege Are Neighbors; Income Gaps Are a Source Of Resentment and Guilt” by  

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