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    The Brooklyn Bridge

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    Analytical Study of the Brooklyn Bridge Throughout the 19th century, there was a considerable amount of public interest in building a bridge that spans connects the City of New York and Brooklyn, which are separated by the East River. This is due to the fact that at the time, the only modes of transportations between the two cities are ferries and boats. The demand for a bridge grew strongest during the winter of 1866-1867, when it was said that “the river was so choked with ice as to render transportation at times nearly helpless.” With great public demand then comes the funding necessary to build such a huge bridge. The City of Brooklyn invested three million dollars while the City of New York invested half as much, Brooklyn being more…

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    A Tree Grows In Brooklyn is a story about the life of Francie Nolan, a girl living in Williamsburg in the early 1900s. Although the novel focuses on Francie, it may also be a story about Brooklyn itself. Francie, though her experiences, describes the life of all the people in this city, and is a representative of Brooklyn life herself. Towards the end of the novel, a young girl Florry is sitting on the fire escape, watching Francie get ready for her date with Ben just as she watched people…

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    Essay On Brooklyn Bridge

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    Brooklyn Bridge and modernization of New York City Since Brooklyn Bridge was completed in the 19th century, it had been an iconic feature of the New York City. Being not only a bridge that connected Manhattan and Brooklyn for transportation convenience, Brooklyn Bridge had also become one of the greatest landmarks of New York City, even the U.S.A. To be honest, it is Brooklyn Bridge that contributes a lot to the development of the New York City and is the witness to the modernization of the New…

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    Walt Whitman's Poems

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    of Myself” and “Crossing the Brooklyn Ferry”, he talks to the future generations about society's problems, as if Whitman wanted the audience in today’s generation to learn from his own generation. Also, in his poems, Whitman uses transcendental thoughts and moving word choices to bring a sense of motivation for his readers aswell. Over time, many of Walt Whitman’s pieces of literature have influenced numerous writers and poets in the past century. For example, poets like William Carlos Williams…

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    Saturday Night Fever, the iconic 1970’s disco film is really a tale of two cities, Manhattan and Brooklyn. It’s a depiction of people trying to break out of dead end lives. While both Manhattan and Brooklyn are a part of New York City, in the 1970’s they were worlds apart. Manhattan was White Collar while Brooklyn was blue collar. Manhattan was a borough full of hopes and dream while Brooklyn, the setting of the film, was the home of broken dreams. The characters in Saturday Nigh Fever, most…

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    Rent Gap Theory

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    rents even on units that are not considered to be luxury. This increase in rents can be explained by Neil Smith’s rent gap theory, which focuses on how landlord and investors will try to raise the current value of their real-estate to the best potential value when the area experiences gentrification (Smith, 1987). In the case of Williamsburg, when the area’s average rents started to increase, landlords realized that by renovating their existing apartments they could take advantage of the…

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    The first tier of target segment for “Couleurs du Monde” focuses on the 18-29 age range, with an income of $30, 000-$50,000 living in and outside of the Williamsburg area. The second tier are individuals between 30-44 age range with an income in the range of $40,000-$80,000, living in and outside of Williamsburg and in the surrounding boroughs. The final tier is 45 and over with an income in the range of $55,000-$90,000 in the surrounding boroughs of New York. Williamsburg is located in the…

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    Preservation Commission is fighting this by working to appear as inclusive. According to the LPC designation is more about preserving neighborhoods than communities. They dispel the notion that “historic districts are where all the rich white folks live”. Stating statistics about the racial breakdown of NYC’s historic districts. When compared citywide, the historic districts have a larger white population and a correspondingly smaller share of minority populations than the rest of the City.…

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    issue, when arguments are powered by feelings and incidents on which to happen are supposedly improving the people in the community. As big businesses move into an area that was normally populated by small businesses, the mom and pop shops are flat-out disappearing one by one. Thus, relocating into a new area is challenging for a store owner since they 're founded on a low-income community. These questions have been wrestling through my thoughts as I investigate more on gentrification, are…

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    Hell On Earth Analysis

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    Brownsville, Brooklyn is not fair. Murder capital of NYC. 40% of our tenants live under the poverty line, 30+ years serving as Brooklyn’s lead example of an active urban war zone, an inevitably steady barrage of violence that punctuates all idle hours, and a constant over abundance of police officers, cars and helicopters that are flat out disturbing..in 2016. There’s no coincidence many Nas, Jay Z, and even Mobb Deep classics are still audibly relevant in content as you casually dodge 10…

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