Driving By Interstate Waste Services Facility At 375 Us Highway

704 Words Nov 8th, 2015 3 Pages
While driving by Interstate Waste Services facility at 375 US Highway 1 and 9 in Jersey city, New Jersey, I immediately noticed the poverty surrounding the facility. From my observation I would say the yearly median income in that neighborhood is anywhere between eighteen and twenty-five thousand dollars. With such a low income, it is quickly indentified that this was a lower class neighborhood. I also noticed many Hispanics or African Americans outside their homes. In my opinion I believe the facility is located in a lower class neighborhood because with not much money coming from the people who live near the facility, they know that they wouldn’t be able to do much even if they did not want it their. It also allows them to rent/sell the houses for much lower prices so families who are limited with their spending to buy or rent a house will be able to do so on a budget. It was no doubt that the area around the facility was lower class. The houses/apartments looked very old and beat up and the smell coming from the facility were overwhelming. When you enter an upper class neighborhood you immediately notice the nice roads, kids playing outside their house and for the most part, expensive cars. When entering this neighborhood you saw the complete opposite. The roads were awful and desperately need to be paved. If you saw any cars near by it was old cars from the 1990s. Some even had bikes instead on the side of their house. I also noticed a child outside their house bare…

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