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    Brooklyn Museum Analysis

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    The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Brooklyn Museum are organized in a style that shows a developing history of the United States through social and cultural representations. The iconic work that seems to unify both museums is the Gilbert Stuart portrait of George Washington which significantly highlights the spirit of American history painting through the later parts of the eighteen hundreds. Being the American icon he is, George Washington and his portraits reveal that he is one of the influencing factors for American Artists pursuing to define American identity. We also see the works of other artists such as Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Cole and Asher Brown Durand that utilize the sizes of their paintings to invoke a sense of individuality…

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    Author Sally Deskins stated that in the recent installation (Feb, 2016) the piece no longer included the International Honor Quilt, consisting of 539 quilts and thousands of patches, as it was donated to Hite Art Institute in Louisville, Kentucky. Further, the acknowledgement panels containing the names of the volunteers are no longer displayed, and the documentary panels were sold to the National Museum for Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. Finally, the Heritage Panels are also absent,…

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    INTRODUCTION: Today is an usually warm day being that we are still in winter, really nice day to hop on my motorcycle and take a ride from the Bronx to Brooklyn and visit the museum. However this wasn’t a casual trip, this trip was a part of an assignment given by my art professor. He instructed the class to visit the Brooklyn museum’s Egyptian Gallery area, carefully observe and specifically describe and analyze a piece of Art from this section of my choosing. Upon my arrival I felt…

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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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    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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    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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    Walt Whitman Biography

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    working with soldiers in the hospitals. After the war Whitman’s poetry got more detailed and interesting, some of the works that he had done after the war were “Beat! Beat! Drums!” and “Vigil Strange I kept on the Field One Night.” In a way the war happening was a good thing because it really triggered Whitman’s writing. Before Whitman became a writer he became a teacher at the age of seventeen in New York, but because that job did not last long Whitman went into New York City. New York City…

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    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 Gothamist.com 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

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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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