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My Neighborhood - Where I live is one of the greatest neighborhoods in the city to live in; however it does have its draw backs. Importantly it has nearly everything a resident might want, beautiful picturesque scenery, proximity to shopping, and many of the cultural centers. Nevertheless the roads can be some of the most congested in town, and the streets are not safe to walk late at night. Fortunately, I wake every morning to the most beautiful sun lit house. I sit on my porch sipping coffee, while I drink in an atmosphere that steals my breath away....   [tags: Descriptive Essay Example] 654 words
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The Net Neighborhood - The Net Neighborhood “After all…I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.” The above is my favorite quote from a movie. I have never really thought about my favorite movie quote until I ran into the question on the teen forums website. I thought the best online community for me to join would be one that I was interested in. I was attracted to the teen forum website which was created by the student center. I picked a message board that I knew I could participate in so that I could actively analyze the interactions between people....   [tags: Online Communities Internet Web Essays]
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It's a Neighborhood Bar - It's a Neighborhood Bar For a group project assigned in our Advanced Composition class at the University of Arizona, four of us decided to research the Morenci Mine Strike of 1983. When we left Tucson early one morning, we had no idea what to expect. The story was so muddled and had been so misconstrued with the passage of time and the fermentation of emotion, that we started to feel like Scooby Doo and his gang of amateur detectives. We even jokingly started calling my Nissan Altima the "Mystery Machine." I had read about a bar called The Refrigerated Cave in a book by Barbara Kingsolver called Holding the Line, and was interested in learning more about it, so armed with nothing but Morenci-Clifton-Safford phonebook we drove down the main highway in search of it....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1728 words
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About Chicago's Pilsen Neighborhood - ... They began as an effort to promote Pilsen pride and activism in the neighborhood but since have become a commonplace. They were also displayed to show the Mexican pride the neighborhood had developed over the years. Today many artists still varnish the walls and houses of Pilsen with these beautiful and mysterious paintings. It has also become a way for the local artists to express their concerns with issues either in or around the neighborhood, such as TIFs, local issues, or even national concerns such as immigration....   [tags: Demographics / Scoiology]
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Neighborhood Watch Program - Neighborhood Watch Program According to National Sheriffs Association, “Neighborhood Watch is one of the oldest and best-known crime prevention concepts in North America (2010).”When the National Sheriffs Association established the Neighborhood Watch Program in 1972, the main purpose of the program was to educate individuals about securing their homes to reduce the chances of being victimized by criminals (National Sheriffs Association, 2010). However, as time went on Neighborhood Watch Programs took on a proactive role in helping to reduce crime by encouraging individuals to collaborate with their local law enforcement agency to monitor and report suspicious activities in the community....   [tags: Crime Prevention ]
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Southside Flats: A Neighborhood Portrait - ... The highest reported crime in the neighborhood is theft. Even with nearly 600 instances, that number is a little over 7% of the total thefts in Pittsburgh. The numbers indicate that Pittsburgh as a whole is relative free from crime so while the fact that only one homicide occurred in Southside Flats during 2009, the city has a whole saw 39. Southside Flats is higher in the index crimes than its closest neighbor, Southside Slopes. The gap between the two in reported index crimes is vast. While the number of index crimes is not the highest, the number of Part II offences that occur in Southside Flats is staggering....   [tags: Municipal Issues]
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Tutoring at Grant Street Neighborhood Center - On 09/14/09 was our orientation where I was assigned to tutor kids every Monday and Wednesday at the Grant Street Neighborhood Center. Since we were late on our first day, we had only ten minutes for the orientation. Briana and Janice were in charge of the Grant Street Neighborhood Center. They explained the rules and told us that we will be tutoring kids who are nine to nineteen years of age. This kind of shocked all of us because we all thought that we will be tutoring kids, who are in the elementary and middle schools....   [tags: tutoring, volunteering, ] 1388 words
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Our Neighborhood Drawbacks - My family and I live in a private zone in Visalia which has neat streets and attractive sidewalks decorating our neighborhood. In addition, we count with a secure playground area for our kids funny. It is surrounded by a high fence and has a soft carpet under the playground to protect our kids against fall downs. Many of our residents declare that is a pleasure to take a walk around our area. Laura, a woman who lives in front our home said: “It is a delight to walk to school every morning because I can enjoy our neighborhood beauty.” In addition, we have the advantage of the splendor during any season....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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My Neighborhood-Personal Narrative - My Neighborhood-Personal Narrative I would wake up Saturday morning to birds chirping. I would get up, get dressed and go outside. The children in my neighborhood would come to my backyard, and we would play 'til our parents called us in. I remember the trees being huge, and the days so long. I didn't really know many of my neighbors. I had a handful of friends who lived in the same building, and that was it. The neighborhood itself was pretty bad. Sometimes I would wake in the middle of the night to the sound of gunshots....   [tags: Papers] 487 words
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Development of Neighborhoods in Chicago - ... Not many other ethnicities lived in these areas because they were not as financially secure as the Irish had become due to all the work they had received over the years. The neighborhoods the Irish lived in now were mainly in the Near North Side. Areas like, Lincoln Park, Lake View, and Uptown Areas (Cutler, 1973, 49-54). Many others had moved more Northwest, where a small amount of Irish people still do live. However, the three most popular areas that the Irish moved to were to the south into Brighton Park, McKinley Park, and Chicago Lawn....   [tags: City Development, Ethnic Neighborhoods] 1872 words
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The Virtual Neighborhood and Its Social Implications - The Virtual Neighborhood and Its Social Implications My own feelings about the "virtual neighborhood" fall somewhere in between those of Jim Dewer and David Noble. I will very briefly make an attempt to sketch out some boundary lines and find myself therein. I distinguish two sides of the issue. One is the concept itself and the other is the proposed list of uses. Admittedly, the two of these are related. The Concept First of all, the "virtual neighborhood" is no real neighborhood and we need to avoid being unduly convinced by a metaphor which is just that, a metaphor, of limited use....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 1131 words
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Solving the Foreclosure Crisis in Low-Income Neighborhoods - In cities across the United States, the ongoing foreclosure crisis has caused the rapid spread of urban blight. The proliferation of foreclosed properties has consequences far beyond the hardships encountered by families facing foreclosure. Rising crime, unstable neighborhoods, and local budget problems are but a few of the external effects created by an overabundance of foreclosed property. Dealing with such property requires a two-faceted approach by local governments that focuses on acquiring abandoned properties and then creating programs to encourage responsible homeownership....   [tags: Foreclosures, Low-Income Neighborhoods, ] 1180 words
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Neighborhood Violence in The Murder of Thirty of My Neighbors by Jim Myers - Neighborhood Violence in The Murder of Thirty of My Neighbors by Jim Myers While the bodies pile up in what we call our Nation's Backyard, the rest of the country chooses to deny the facts and to remain blind to the truth. The gruesome statistics, and tales of violence in "The Murder of Thirty of My Neighbors" by Jim Myers has the ability to force just about anyone into understanding the severity of the situation the residents of service area 109, also known as eastern Capitol Hill, are facing....   [tags: Papers] 835 words
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Child Internet Protection Act (CIPA) and the Neighborhood Children’s Internet Protection Act (NCIPA) - ... CIPA applicants may not receive the discounts offered by the E-rate program unless they certify that they have an Internet safety policy that includes technology protection measures. The protection measures must block or filter Internet access to pictures that are: (a) obscene; (b) child pornography; or (c) harmful to minors (for computers that are accessed by minors)(Federal Communications Commission, 2001). CIPA and NCIPA do not actually keep a log of all the websites that are viewed. They do not keep track of any content that is accessed on a computer, instead they just block inappropriate content from being accessible in the first place....   [tags: Internet Crime ] 1005 words
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Personal Narrative: How Society Shaped Me - Personal Narrative: How Society Shaped Me What is society and how did it help shape me into the person I am today. First, society is the state of living in organized groups of people. These organized groups of people are the ones that made me who I am today and will continue to shape me, as I grow older. My version of society is white middle class people who grow up going to catholic schools. These white middle class people are only associated with other white middle class people, and very seldom venture out of this little society....   [tags: Social Group Neighborhood Narrative Papers] 767 words
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Communtiy Policing - Communtiy Policing Community policing has emerged since the 1970s as an increasingly important strategy for controlling and preventing crime and enhancing community safety. It is both a philosophy and an organizational strategy that allows the police and the community to work closely together in creative ways to solve the problems of crime, drugs, fear of crime, physical and social disorder, neighborhood decay, and the overall quality of life in the community. Community policing is difficult to define....   [tags: Papers crime police neighborhood watch]
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Subdividing Neighborhoods - Subdividing Neighborhoods Pristine manicure lawns are tightly woven in a grid like pattern nestled in the heart of a new neighborhood. The flowers are abundant in a masquerade of colors, spilling over the terracotta pots drinking in the sunlight. Sprinklers heads spray the freshly cut grass leaving an aroma that permeates the hot dry air. Brick and stucco define the facade of every house leaving a subtle hint of individuality. These imposing subdivision farms have amassed the fields where farmers use to plow....   [tags: Personal Experience ] 1578 words
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Neighborhoods and violent crime: A multilevel study of collective efficacy - Why are some neighborhoods more prone to experience violent episodes than others. What is the extent and in what sociologically measurable ways do communities contribute to the causation and prevention of crime in their neighborhoods. Are neighborhood-level predictors adequate to explain differences in violent crime rates in the respective communities. These are some of the questions addressed by this statistically intense paper published in Science 1997, by Sampson, Raudenbush and Earls. The authors analyzed data from the Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods (PHDCN), dividing the communities into neighborhood clusters (NCs) based on census indicators and geographical continuity....   [tags: Crime]
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The Flight Path of Airplanes Over Neighborhoods - The Flight Path of Airplanes Over Neighborhoods The houses can’t be unbuilt, and the airports can’t be torn down.  But maybe the fences can be mended.  –Robbie Sherwood   In the past 10 years, many cities across the country have outgrown the planner’s expectations.  Unfortunately the airports that were built 20 or more years ago, have not grown with the cities.  Phoenix has tripled in size in the past 10 years.  The tripling of air traffic has not had anywhere to go.  The same two runways that have been serving the city since 1935 when the airport was built have been extremely over loaded.  It is not just happening in Phoenix, a few years ago Denver received a new airport to relieve the overflow of traffic from the older Stapelton Airport.   In Irvine California, El Toro Marine Air Base is scheduled to be closed next year, and running into opposition to be converted to civilian use.  The changes in the National Airspace System (NAS) are always happening, either in the routing of traffic or the airports on the ground....   [tags: Solutions Papers Proposal Essays]
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Neighbourhood Study - ... Although the HPCT has adopted most of the Government strategies, there is no mention of the 5 a day campaign in its own policy. Nurses are in a key position to provide individual advice and support to obese patients by encouraging them to live healthier lifestyles. Internationally no health system has been able to develop or evaluate a coordinated approach to providing paediatric obesity services that are equitable or attainable. A major review will be to examine how these initiatives fit together and whether they are being effectively coordinated and evaluated....   [tags: Health ]
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Comparing The Speckled Band and Neighbourhood Watch - Comparing The Speckled Band and Neighbourhood Watch In this essay I' am going to compare & contrast two detective stories. A pre-twentieth century story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle called 'The Speckled Band' & a modern story by Colin Dexter called Neighbourhood Watch. I will describe the language, characters, social and historical context, Style, the plot, similarities and differences between the two. I will also state which I prefer & why. The Speckled Band starts off with Miss Stoner going to Sherlock Holmes's house and asking for his help....   [tags: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Colin Dexter Essays] 5055 words
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Draft-Research at Williamsburg - ... It is not a place that people are from, or at least not the current generation of either residents or visitors. The “non-cultural renaissance” tag seems a little unfair, although only a little. The neighborhood is more marked by bars than galleries or theaters, suggesting that the neighborhood may well go from hip to stuffy without any significant time spent fostering a birthplace of the arts. While the neighborhood may be home to a number of “creative types”, these are more likely to be graphic artists than avant-garde creators....   [tags: Urban Research ]
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The Stomping ground: From Then to Now - Welcome to my neighborhood, Jamaica, Queens. I’ve been living in this section of Queens all my life. I was raised in a single parent household, which made it difficult to maintain during my childhood. I did not have a father figure in my life, which cheated me out of a lot of experiences growing up. Living in Jamaica, today the atmosphere is much different; I notice a lot of changes throughout my neighborhood. The streets look sanitary, there are no more abandoned buildings or drug addicts on the corners and the list goes on....   [tags: Racism]
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The Benefits of Implementing a Homeowners Association - Solution Essay Final Text Purchasing my first home was a monumental moment for me, yet there were so many steps involved. The acquisition was a process, far more extensive than I had ever realized. I had select criteria, and felt I satisfied this well. As a mother I needed a clean and safe environment in which to raise my daughter; as a first time home-buyer, I had to do this within a modest budget. I found a quiet little neighborhood on the edge of town; it was a dream come true. It was the perfect family neighborhood....   [tags: Property] 955 words
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Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal for White Americans Only - "Life is all right in America", "If you're all white in America" --- From the song "America", a well-known song from the musical West Side Story. The birth of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal opened new opportunities to Americans who had suffered through the long Great Depression. One of the new opportunities afforded to Americans were the policies that made it possible for more Americans to own their own homes. However, there was an important qualification that needed to be in place to experience the benefits of these policies: you needed to be white and middle class....   [tags: Racist Democrats Keep Down Blacks]
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Southwest: The Dichotomy of D.C. - From an aerial perspective, Southwest DC is strikingly different from the other four quadrants of the city. Not only is the neighborhood much smaller, but the street grid is also broken. While the same rules apply to SW, the street grid is not as rigid as the rest of the city; this allows for more open spaces and serves to make SW feel more like a neighborhood than just a collection of big city blocks. The older buildings that make up a large portion of SW comprise of many low-rise, low-to-mid income housing, and some interspersed light commercial plots on each block near South Capitol St., but it becomes almost exclusively residential approaching the waterfront and far Southwest border....   [tags: City Issues]
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Marion County - According to the U.S. Census Bureau as of 2009, there are approximately 6 million people who live in the state of Indiana, of which 891,000 live in Marion County. Of these 891,000 county residents, approximately 67 percent are white, 26 percent are black and 7 percent are Latino/Hispanic. Because of these figures, central Indianapolis is home to a wide variety of neighborhoods. Some of these neighborhoods have been constant in their use and appearance others have gone through gentrification or reuse....   [tags: Geography] 1135 words
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Theories Explaining Juvenile Crime - Theories Explaining Juvenile Crime Many theories, at both the macro and micro level, have been proposed to explain juvenile crime. Some prominent theories include Social Disorganization theory, Differential Social Organization theory, Social Control theory, and Differential Association theory. When determining which theories are more valid, the question must be explored whether people deviate because of what they learn or from how they are controlled. Mercer L. Sullivan’s book, “Getting Paid” Youth Crime and Work in the Inner City clearly suggests that the learning theories both at the macro level, Differential social organization, and micro level, Differential association theory, are the more accurate of the two types of theory....   [tags: Youth Criminal] 1605 words
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Eco Districts - ... Further, city is again divided in to group of neighborhoods based on its culture and overall growth of the city. In order to make the district environmental and user friendly and to reduce negative effects, it is very important and essential to start from a small scale – neighborhood and reach group of neighborhoods to combat environmental problems at city level and then reach beyond city, which is district. Hence, doing so, will help reduce negative impacts to natural elements such as air, water etc., this overall approach is called as an ‘Eco District’....   [tags: Environmentalism, Urban Planning]
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Social Factors of Childhood Aggression - Social Factors of Childhood Aggression Researchers have found several social factors that attribute to childhood aggression. Some of these factors include mother infant relationships, neighborhood structure, family structure, and peer influences. If infants have an insecure attachment with their mothers, which is defined as the child’s overdependence on, or lack of interest in the caregiver, and a child’s lack of confidence, then they are more likely to have behavioral problems. In the case of boys, these problems are often of an aggressive nature....   [tags: Papers] 332 words
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Civic league - Civic League Helen Sykes, a resident of the Norfolk area, feels that the tight community neighborhood is drastically decreasing. She is among many home owners whom feel this way. In order to restore our community we must work from every angle including those areas that may be less fortunate. Many of the children in this area have no where to go after school therefore they are becoming latch-key children because their parents have to work long hours. We all must work together to better this community not just our specific neighborhood....   [tags: essays research papers] 757 words
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Racism In The Movies - Spike Lee’s, Do The Right Thing is a comtemporary look at racism in a ordinary city urban neighborhood. The movie is seen through the eyes of the main character, Mookey, we are shown the multiple relationships and often typical stereotypes of racial groups. This movies is filled with symbolism and imagery that feeds to the story’s plot. Throughout the movie, the scorching heat is always being refereed to. As the movie goes on , the heat rises. I think this is done to represent the increasing racial tension within the neighborhood....   [tags: essays research papers] 636 words
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A Portrait of Southside Flats - ... Some of the crime that occurs in Southside Flats can be attributed to the bars in the area. This is evident in the number of property crimes that take place. When compared to its nearest neighbor, Southside Slopes, the difference in Part II crimes is staggering. The four highest reported Part II offenses in Southside Flats can be somewhat credited to alcohol consumption. The highest number of drunken driving instances occurs in Southside Flats by a wide margin (Annual Report 2009). It is this fact that led to the numerous complaints to the Pittsburgh police by the local residents to help and curb the influx of patrons to the bars on the weekends....   [tags: Demographics]
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Cleveland Not Cleaveland - ... John Polish Festival. Another great neighborhood in Cleveland is North Coast Harbor. Lake Erie is simply beautiful. Lake Erie is used for recreational activities (Mitchell, “Best Things About Living In Cleveland” 1). There are two trolleys downtown. There are two lines for the trolleys (Mitchell, “Get on Board the New RTA Downtown Trolleys” 1). Cleveland is an awesome city to live in and is very diverse. Cleveland has a long and rich history. Cleveland was founded in 1796 (“Cleveland” 161). The first steamboat on Lake Erie was used for trade during the 1820’s....   [tags: History, City Life ] 708 words
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Mister Rogers' Positive Influence on Children - Mister Rogers' Positive Influence on Children It's a beautiful day in this neighborhood, A beautiful day for a neighbor Would you be mine. Could you be mine. I’ve always wanted to have a neighbor just like you. I’ve always wanted to live in a neighborhood with you. The comforting words of this familiar childhood jingle bring memories flooding back and invite us to join the loving and patient man who once taught us that everyone is special and unique. Over several decades, strong morals and values have filled each 30-minute segment of the popular children’s television show....   [tags: Television Emotions Papers]
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Fieldwork Study #1 - On Wednesday March 8th, a meeting was held in the city of Los Angeles regarding a small community and a private school. The issue was about the community and their loss of privacy when a private Jewish day school moved its campus into the neighborhood. The main concern was about the traffic around the neighborhood being that there is a public school that is right across the street from it. This particular neighborhood can be classified as being a well- to- do, upper- middle- class residency. The school happens to be classified along the same lines as well....   [tags: essays research papers] 482 words
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Free Raisin in the Sun Essays: A Happy Ending - A Happy Ending for A Raisin in the Sun   A Raisin in the Sun is about a black family stuggling through family and economic hardships. The story ended as the head of the family Walter took control, became a family man, and rejected an offer from a white businessman to stay out of a white neighborhood and to stay with all blacks. This offer disgusted the Younger family and hurt their black pride. I would like in my own words to continue this story as I see it fit to occur. Three changes I would make would be is Walter is forced to take action against segregation, the grandmother passing away, and how the blacks finally became accepted and began to enjoy and be proud of where they live....   [tags: Raisin Sun essays] 683 words
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Advancement of Civic Engagement by Community Foundations in Low Income African American Communities - ... Acting as civic engagement groups, neighborhood associations, churches, and nonprofits can all encourage increased resident involvement and collective actions for the betterment of the community. Grillo, Teixeria, and Wilson (2009) explore in depth the many factors that contribute to and influence civic engagement at the community level. The authors conclude that research into the causes of civic engagement fail to capture the full spectrum of factors and that resident satisfaction largely drives civic engagement....   [tags: Sociology ]
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Is the Tarnished Image of Northeastern Being Rebuilt? - Is the Tarnished Image of Northeastern Being Rebuilt. Boston - Northeastern University is expanding its campus and student body more and more every year. Just a few years ago it was just a small commuter school, now it is reaching close to the top 100 Colleges and University’s in the United States. The university’s enrollment is now up to over 20,000 students, both undergraduate and graduate students. Everything is not as peachy as it seems. Since 1990, Northeastern University has almost doubled its size....   [tags: Journalism Journalistic Essays] 1819 words
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Los Angeles - ... As Anglos continued to arrive in Los Angeles by the masses, they began to create the reality they had dreamed. Both in numbers and economically, Anglos had become the dominant power, meaning they became successful at driving their “ideology” into Los Angeles and enforcing their “vision of what the world should be like” (Anderson 54). They looked to almost literally demolish the existing pueblo and create a specifically Anglo city. The settlers transformed Los Angeles seemingly “overnight,” evidenced by “the disappearance of the adobes,” symbolizing “the eclipse of the Hispano” (Villa 26)....   [tags: Urban Planning, Informative, History] 1770 words
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Poverty In Montreal - ... Only 15% of this borough is born outside of Montreal. Hochelaga-Maisonneuve has a density of 8 274/km2. This district has a multitude of point of interest such as the Olympic Stadium, the Saputo Stadium, Montreal Biodome, Denise-Pelletier Theater and the Place Versailles. These 3 districts are quite different from each other with the exception of their average yearly income. Unfortunately, Montreal has the highest rate of welfare in Quebec. The Social Assistance Program is the key resource for the individual who has a monetary problem....   [tags: Canada poverty essay]
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An Explanation for Jobless Poverty through the Structural Hole Theory - ... Steady out-migration by more advantaged families has made it difficult for the large proportion of poor families to sustain basic neighborhood institutions or to achieve adequate levels of social organization. Middle class families provide structural resources that sustain neighborhood services such as property maintenance. Culturally middle class families act as role models for neighborhood children. Without the presence of a middle class, the children lose the cultural resources to look up to as guidance for upward social mobility....   [tags: Economy, Sociology]
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Ugliness in the Short Novel "Araby" - "Araby", a short story by James Joyce, is a despondent memory of adolescence narrated by a now grown man. The narrator recalls his first love, the older sister of his friend Mangan. He relates to us how he waited for her to leave her house for school before he would leave his house, trailing behind her until their ways parted, then passing her and going on his way. They had not had a conversation, until one day she asked him if he was going to Araby. Araby was the name of a bazaar that took place in Dublin in May 1894 (Beatty et al....   [tags: American Literature] 686 words
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Memphis: A Rich Life for Any Budget - ... (Moore, Festivals & Events) At the end of the day after enjoying all of these experiences one will need to go home. In Memphis they will be sure to find the perfect place to call home. There are countless neighborhoods throughout Memphis and the surround suburbs; each one just as unique as the last. One such neighborhood is Cordova located on the eastern edge of Memphis. The average price of a home in this neighborhood weighs in at $146,724. There are several places for shopping, restaurants, and more....   [tags: Real Estate ]
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My Childhood - In addition, I have never forgotten my singular neighborhood which saw me when I was born, my first steps, my first words and so on. Hence, I had been living there for almost twenty years. There, I grew up with my family and unique neighbors who sharing unforgettable memories. My neighborhood was placed next to the principal port of my country, so everybody could get the most fresh fish and seafood at markets. Close to my house living people who had jobs in the port such as fish man, merchant marine, and captains....   [tags: Personal Experience] 545 words
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Coal Harbor Real Estate – A Good Investment Option - Coal harbor is a small section situated between Canada’s downtown peninsula (Vancouver) and Brockton Peninsula of Stanley Park. It derived its name when coal was discovered in 1862 in the harbor. Vancouver Harbor Water Aerodrome can be found in this place. Coal Harbor real estate is very interesting. The northwestern section of land contains a community center, boating and rowing clubs, private marinas and parkland while in the southeast and Georgia Street, the neighborhood comprises of apartments and high rise buildings....   [tags: Real Estate]
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New Urbanism: A Step Forward - ... New Urbanism looks to create communities that have a wide range of diversity in both physical and social aspects. According to Peter Calthorpe there are four fundamental elements of community, “civic places, commercial uses, housing opportunities, and natural systems,”(Calthorpe 332) which can be used to define the physical elements of diversity at any scale. In the physical sense mixed use developments allow for many different types of buildings to be within one area. One of the main tactics that New Urbanism advises using is mixed-use zoning, which allows for a mix of retail and residential....   [tags: Urbanization]
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Atrocities Exposed in Amazing Grace - Atrocities Exposed in Amazing Grace          god bless mommy. god bless nanny. god, don't punish me because I'm black. The above is an excerpt of a prayer taken from one of the saddest, most disheartening books I've ever read. Jonathon Kozol based this book on a neighborhood in the South Bronx, called Mott Haven. Mott Haven happens to be not only the poorest district in New York, but possibly in the whole United States. Of the 48,000 living in this broken down, rat-infested neighborhood, two thirds are hispanic, one third is black and thirty-five percent are children....   [tags: Amazing Grace Essays] 1049 words
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The Battle for Space in Shaw - The Battle for Space in Shaw "Groups, classes or fractions of classes cannot constitute themselves or recognize one another as ‘subjects’ unless they generate (or produce) a space. Ideas, representation, or values which do not succeed in making their mark on space….will lose all pith and become mere sign…Space’s investment - the production of space – has nothing incidental about it: it is a matter of life and death." Henri Lefebve, The Production of Space Lefebvre's quote speaks of the production of space as a common, inevitable Occurrence....   [tags: Development Space] 3096 words
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Pros and Cons of Homeowner Associations - Living in a neighborhood that has a Homeowners Association is not for everyone. If you buy a property with a Homeowners Association you are required to pay an Association membership fee, which may increase. The Association may also enforce new rules that you may find too restrictive, like what type of bush you can plant or the type of fence you can have in your own yard. There are places where it is becoming more difficult to buy a house that is not governed by an HOA, especially in newly developed areas....   [tags: Real Estate] 1269 words
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