The Bronx

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  • Book Review: The Bronx It Was Only Yesterday

    Sometimes it’s difficult for me to remember every place has a history regardless if residents care for it or not. However, it’s the most difficult when I think about the borough I live in, The Bronx. During my senior year of high school, I received an invitation from The Bronx County Historical Society to join an event. The society invited valedictorians from every Bronx High School to attend this awards reception. This event took place outside next to the Museum of Bronx History where the hosts provided food and entertainment. During the event, people spoke to the guests about either the society, the museum or the Bronx itself. However, I mainly think about how someone told us about how we’ll end up coming back to the Bronx long into our lives…

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  • Analysis Of Gentrification In The South Bronx And The Soho Effect By Roman Mars

    gentrification in the South Bronx by and “The SoHo Effect” by Roman Mars. They both talk about gentrification and how it affects permanent residents. Gentrification is used to describe the arrival of wealthier people to an urban district, which relates to increase in rents and property values, and changes in the district character and culture. Gentrification is often used negatively because it has often led to displacement of the poor and establishment of the rich. However, gentrification leads…

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  • Hip Hop Culture Analysis

    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

    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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  • The Negative Influence Of Hip Hop

    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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  • Analysis Of Fifth Avenue Uptown By James Baldwin

    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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  • Sociological Analysis In Sports

    America - Baseball (MLB) , Football (NFL) , Basketball (NFL), and Hockey (NHL) - only a select handful of athletes reach the professional level, and even less remain at that level and see long-term success. On an emotional night in the Bronx, on September 11th, 2015, I viewed the Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees baseball game. It provides an unique experience to shift focus from simply rooting for your favorite team, and eyeing every pitch into the catcher’s glove, to view the whole event…

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  • Reflective Essay: My First Minority Experience

    My apartment complex was quaint for the Bronx; it had an older group of tenants and was unusually quiet for the city that never sleeps. And the week before I started working for City Year, I decided to find a local basketball court to play some ball. I played basketball growing up and co-captained my team at Ann Arbor Pioneer. It has always been one of my favorite pastimes. So I figured what better way to break in the neighborhood than to sink some three pointers on these Bronx ballers on a…

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  • Engstrom Case Study In The Workplace

    Workplace Overview After gaining an understanding of the Engstrom Case Study and formulating ways to implement human behavioral theories to resolve this issues presented, it is now plausible to apply such data to the organizational issues of other forms of businesses. The Bronx House Community Center (2016) is a non- profit organization that has served Bronx locals since its inception in 1911. This business, while small in comparison to Engstrom (employee-wise and fiscally), is made up of eleven…

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  • Hip Hop Culture In America

    From its roots in the depths of Jamaica’s political uprisings to its role in fostering togetherness in the south Bronx, hip-hop culture is a phoenix: born from the ashes of a dejected, scorned community which blossomed into a vibrant, rich culture. Political and social tensions, in conjunction with diverse artistic movements, influenced the culture and expression of hip-hop; a movement which began in the seven-mile world of the South Bronx and eventually became a global sensation. Hip-hop was…

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