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    Dalton Conley’s memoir narrates how growing up white in the projects of NYC affected how he perceived race as he grew older. Growing up being one of the few white boys in a mostly black and Puerto Rican neighborhood on Manhattan’s Lower East Side made his childhood out of the ordinary. Conley opens up the book with an incident that underlines his experience with color in his childhood. In an attempt to show his unawareness to color, three year old, Conley whose mother was pregnant at that time, “kidnaps” a girl from a black separatist family that live next door because his mom 's pregnancy wasn 't progressing fast enough. The kidnapping situation offers the reader an interesting start into the issue of racial and cultural difficulties and a…

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    How the the other half lives written by Jacob Riis provides a very conflicted but rational scene upon which the development and state of living conditions were on the lower east side in the 19th century. Riis provided photographs of the streets, people, and tenement apartments he encountered, using black and white slides to coincide the text, his powerful images brought public attention to urban conditions giving us a visual understanding of his writing upon how the lower class lived.…

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    I woke up to the sound of drizzling rain tapping on my window. To my surprise we were still going to have class, but I didn’t mind since Gotham was the only class I looked forward to all week. I got used to the feeling of waking up, getting coffee, and strolling all throughout Manhattan. As we walked out of Penn Station I knew summer was officially coming to an end because I could feel the cold air hitting my face. We took the train and headed to the Lower East Side, which is known to be fairly…

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    attends elementary school at P.S.110 in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Being that G.A.H. attended this school from when she was in kindergarten it shows that she has the same friend circle. She is in the gifted and talented program at her school and excels in the advanced curriculum. G.A.H. attends school five days a week from 8:00am to 3:20pm. Her school year begins in September and ends in June with two months of summer vacation. Mrs. H reports that her teachers state that she is a very…

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    Over two hundred years ago, while America was at war with England and James Madison was president, a child was born in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. This child born of means would one day turn his back on his elite status to defend the defenseless. This child grew up to be Henry Bergh, the creator of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, an organization that still exists today more than 150 years after its inception. I am honored to be here with Henry Bergh to ask him…

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    Bread Givers Book Summary

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    Carly Stocks Shelia Hailey March 11, 201 Bread Givers The story that I read is called Bread Givers is a novel written by Anzia Yezierska in 1925 and is about a 10- year old girl named Sara Smolinsky. Anzia Yezierska was born between 1880 and 1885. Her father was a Talmudic scholar, and her family lived on the money her mother made from goods. Anzia’s family immigrated to New York City around 1890. Anzia has 8 siblings that live with her. Her brother Meyer changed his name to Max Meyer. Anzia…

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    The New Museum is located in the Lower East Side on Bowery and opened its doors in 2007 after expanding and relocating from its previous home in SoHo. Likewise, the Whitney by Renzo Piano Workshop was the result of a need of expansion that saw the museum vacate its old largely residential neighborhood in the Upper East Side and into the Meatpacking District neighborhood of Lower Manhattan on Gansevoort Street in 2015. The neighborhoods that these buildings reside in are important because in a…

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    the very back of my poor excuse of a high school’s plain old, bland “English 4” class in Levi mom jeans, a cropped top, and Chuck Taylors; except I wasn’t. I wasn’t at all. (Take One): Pouncing upon my sister’s Macbook Air, I was on a written escapade away from the Upper West Side’s public school nightmare and, instead, running up and down the catwalk at New York’s Couture’s 1956 Fashion Show! In a riveting, platinum blonde swirl-curled bob, a completely diamond coveted bodysuit, high black…

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    Dry Manhattan Analysis

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    Cheers to Michael Lerner's brilliant delve into Prohibition in New York City! Dry Manhattan gives a riveting taste of how it was in 1920s Prohibition-`dry' (or not so dry indeed) NYC.Dry Manhattan takes us along through the beginning of Prohibition to it's repeal, catching us up in the Roaring Twenties along the way, but even more notably bringing out the undercurrents -the lead-up to and the backdrop of the `dry', speakeasy-nightclub-bootlegging-flapper-filled scene. Dry Manhattan offers a…

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    As a child growing up I always knew what I wanted to be. Whenever I was asked that famous question, without hesitation, I always replied, "I will be a Doctor and help to heal the sick". I truly believed that. In fact, my determination and drive towards this career path, lead me to easily choose to specialize in the Science Research field at High School for Health Professions and Human Services. This is where I was first introduced to the medical environment and experienced the excitement of it…

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