Homework Due 10/24

One article that supports my project is “Here, Poverty and Privilege Are Neighbors; Income Gaps Are a Source Of Resentment and Guilt BY Janny Scott. In the article, Jenny Scott states “The city  is etched with boundaries and borderlands that appear on no maps, areas where income groups intersect, overlap, collide, coexist– along lines drawn and redrawn by quirks on history, differences in housing stock, patterns of immigration and the economy’s perpetual rise and fall.” I agree with this statement because I feel like when people look at a city on a physical map or even digital map, they don’t see the beauty, diversity and everything else the city has to offer. Someone who does not live in New York City might look at the city on a map and they will not get the same feeling. Later on, in the same article, the author states, “ For some, the juxtaposition are a virtue, one of the city’s fascinations; for others, they are a source of resentment and guilt.” I also agree with this statement because I feel like gentrification can be viewed as a juxtaposition. For a lot of people, gentrification is a source of resentment and guilt because when new people move into a new neighborhood and gentrify it, most of the time the pricing in the area increases, making it hard for those who once lived there to pay bills and afford food. Another article that supports my project is “The Way We Live Now: 11-11-01; Lost and Found” By Colson Whitehead. In the article, Whitehead states, I started building my New York on the uptown No. 1 train. My first city memory is of looking out a subway window as the train erupted from the tunnel on the way to 125th Street and palsied up into the elevated tracks.” I could relate to the author, I feel like everyone has their own way of viewing New York. I view downtown Brooklyn different from other people because I grew up in a neighborhood that had more houses than buildings unlike city tech, where there are more movements and more diversity. My project might look different than someone who lives in downtown Brooklyn or someone who grew up in a more dense and crowded area. Another article that supports my project is “What If You Could Choose Between The Fastest Route and The Most beautiful?’ by Lex Berko. In the article, the author states, “Your commute to work and your walk to the shop don’t have to be so myopic and destination-driven. If you give yourself 10 extra minutes for a small detour on your journey, it can transform your experience of the city into something altogether more enjoyable.” I agree with the author, personally, I do this all the time. I enjoy taking different routes when I walk from my house to the gym and vice versa. I like taking the long routes because I feel like they put me in a good mood, especially when I’m getting ready to work out I walk by streets that have more trees and where more of nature is seen. I find it more relaxing than walking by noisy traffic; Even though sometimes like to walk where the streets have more pedestrians because It makes it feel less isolated. When I walk to city tech, I take the longer route and I get off at Lawrence street and I walk by Metro Tech Commons because it feels more like a campus and I enjoy seeing people walking their dogs and the large, green trees make the air fresher.

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