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  • Walt Whitman Rhetorical Devices

    Walt Whitman, a well-known poet and journalist, was born on May 31, 1819 in West Hills, New York. Walt’s love for America and its democracy was contributed from his parents and his upbringing. His younger brothers are even named after his parents favorite American heros such as George Washington Whitman, Andrew Jackson Whitman, and Thomas Jefferson Whitman. Whitman and his family moved to Brooklyn, when he was just three years old. In New York his father hoped to take advantage of the economic opportunities that were available, but unfortunately his earlier bad investments prevented him from achieving this success he craved so much. At just eleven years old, Whitman’s father took him out of school, so he could help with household income. At…

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  • Abortion In Saturday Night Fever

    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

    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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  • Swot Analysis Of Couleurs Du Monde

    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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  • Francie Nolan's A Tree Grows In Brooklyn

    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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  • New York City: Historic Preservation

    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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  • Analysis Of The Grasslands Of Banni

    everywhere, serve good fodder for animals. Maldharie’s cattle feed on them, making milk and generate money for their owners. This is the time of festival for Mother Nature here. Numbers of migratory birds’ species come from different part of the globe. They stay here throughout the winter. Migratory bird starts arriving from month of Septembers and population of migratory birds is on peak by the January. Sky becomes arena of avian predators looking for prey. Large folks of common crane can…

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  • A Tale Of Two Globals: Pupusas And Red Hooks Analysis

    Red Hook since the 1970s, but only gained massive attention during the recent years. Their rise to fame could be attributed to local wikis and blogs, who discussed how delicious, cheap, and authentic their food was. Some bloggers like Allison Bojarski on admired not only the authenticity of the food but also the authenticity of the neighborhood regarding the “out-of-the-way corner of Brooklyn" and "hardscrabble housing projects" and artists. Essentially, foodies shaped Red Hook’s…

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  • Hell On Earth Analysis

    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 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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  • Sharon Zukin's Why Harlem Is Not A Ghetto

    the neighborhood. Undeniably, the cultural change that Bensonhurst has experienced is changing the neighborhood for the better or worse. Thus, former residents should not reject the change and similarly, new residents should not full-heartedly accept the changes and deny Bensonhurst of its historical authenticity. Residents should instead strive to maintain and gain awareness about the former authenticity related to its historical origins and new authenticity related to its new beginning so that…

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