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    more than 260 species of monkeys. Sadly due to the humans destroying monkeys habitat in the world, many of them are at severely low numbers. Even with lots of conservation efforts (like zoos) it is still going to be a very tough battle. The Bronx Zoo has many endangered animals; most being monkeys. “We're involved in many species programs because so many of our animals are endangered. There are a lot of cooperative efforts between zoos in this country and in other parts of the world. We're constantly helping each other and exchanging advice.” Says Jim Doherty General Curator of the Bronx Zoo. During my visit to the Bronx Zoo I got to observe different species of monkeys. One of them being the gelada baboons. Matter of fact the gelada baboon is the only member of their genus and the last remaining species. Only geladas baboons live on high altitude grasslands which was identical to the exhibit at the Bronx Zoo. In the Bronx…

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    Although uncommonly known today, human zoos were an abnormal phenomenon that unexpectedly got popular. They were swept under the rug by businessmen who flooded the headlines with other things to overshadow and hide the outbreak of hate against human zoos. People forgot about them and soon they were an unknown form of entertainment, especially after racial equality campaigns began to have some precedent. However, even before it became an equal rights problem, it was still controversial for its…

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    ideas. For instances, in the 1970s, the economic was not the best and the wealthy people did not want to be living near a certain people. So, this situation formed an area of segregation called the South Bronx, where the many different cultures end up living together. However, there is an interesting history behind this moment of time, and it is about how this place was the responsible…

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    The Stickup Kids Analysis

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    In Randol Contreras’ book, “The Stickup Kids” he does an ethnographic study of what is known as the Crack Era in the South Bronx. Contreras studies how society shaped people growing up in the South Bronx that led them into the world of drugs and crime in order to fulfill the American Dream. He does so by providing detailed field notes, creating a sociological framework of how components such as culture, deviance, socialization, crime and race contribute to the society as a whole. In this book,…

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    My first official memory of New York would be taking place in the Bronx, summer of 2003. I was five years old sitting outside on the steps of our apartment building in the Grand Concourse, which is known as “The Project Village”. You could hear the Spanish music that blasted from the other apartment windows, and see the smaller kids like me getting ready to have relay races and actually enjoy the sun, and my favorite which was seeing the coquito man come up the hill with his truck. A coquito in…

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    The one and only Kalief Browder: Kalief Browder was an outstanding individual, who lived in the Bronx parish of New York; Browder never had any problems with the authority until the age of 16. When he was falsely accused of stealing a backpack, also, on duty officers never read Mr. Browder his rights, but unfortunately they did detain him. Browder was in a state of shock while being processed in the state jail facility. He couldn’t believe they were blaming a petty crime on an innocent 16 year…

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    The Bronx has many locations where graffiti can be noticed. The grand concourse, a major route in the Bronx is home to many of the graffiti locations in New York. For instance, The Andrew Freedman home is a landmark for New York City and is located at 1125 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY. The house was many graffitti (artwork) on its boundary wall and in the inside as exhibitions. During 1924-1983, the Renaissance Palazzo styled Andrew Freedman home served as a beautiful location for the elderly. In…

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    The controversy of Hip Hop’s negative influence has been a constant discussion over the decades since its inception. As both a music genre and a cultural movement, the reach of Hip is unprecedented, but this exposure has come to form a negative public image of the genre in the public conscious. Whenever an instance of gang violence, police shooting, or riot occurs, Hip Hop is quick to be blamed. But is Hip Hop misunderstood, and misrepresented by those? And does Hip Hop truly inspire its…

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    Whose Art Is It Analysis

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    New York City in the 1980’s was a populace that was already developed and getting even more populated with such a great amount of diversity. New York City is not all skyscrapers and business like what people think of when they watch television, there are five boroughs in NYC. The boroughs of NYC are Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, and finally, Staten Island. Other than Manhattan, many of the other boroughs are mostly houses and apartment buildings as you would see in a regular neighborhood…

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    Astoria Park

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    6.1 Astoria Park Astoria Park is located in the northeastern part of Astoria, Queens, between Ditmars Boulevard, Astoria Park South, Shore Boulevard, and 19th Street. It is easy to get to by foot, bike, or car and a good opportunity for the population in the neighborhood to get outside and be active. The connection to public transport, however, is not convenient and the area seems therefore rather dedicated to the community. It hosts the oldest and largest pool in New York City, and offers…

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