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Graffiti Art in New York City And it’s Subways

- We all know what Graffiti art is; well we think we know because of the “modern” graffiti art that is still occasionally seen. However Graffiti Art has been tracked back all the way to the time of 1851. Firstly graffiti comes from the Italian word “graffiato” meaning scratched and was later called graffiti through the media as we see it today. ‘Additionally early forms of graffiti were seen back in ancient Italy at the ruins of Pompeii’ in 1851. “Painting on sidewalks, and other forms of graffiti, is still common in Rome today....   [tags: gang, territories, crime theory]

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Bill T Jones And The Big Issue

- “Living and dying is not the big issue. The big issue is what you are going to do with your time while you are here.” This is a quote announced by Bill T Jones and the quote is quite explanatory. Yes one lives then they die. Although what did they accomplish with their time of existence. Did they make a difference in the world. Bill T Jones can say he has accomplished many things and he did and is still making a difference in the world. He is an important person in American history because of his many talents/accomplishments involving artist director, choreographer, and dancer....   [tags: New York City, New York, Hudson River, New Jersey]

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Study At A College At The United States

- I have always been the girl with a lot of dreams, but many of them I did not believe I could achieve. I always dreamed to marry Bruno Mars and travel around the world with him, my best friend and my dog and be Nicki Minaj’s best friend. I always had crazy dreams, but I had one that I was sure I would achieve: to study at a college in the U.S.A. Since I was fifteen years old I told my parents that I wanted to study in the U.S.A. They never thought that I was being serious. They always laughed at me and said, “Okay, if you finish your high school with good grades, you will go there to study at college.” Every year I counted the time until I finished high school and could travel to the U.S.A an...   [tags: New York City, United States, New York, Friendship]

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The 69th Regiment Armory- A Multifaceted Building in New York City

- Throughout the semester I have grown accustomed to my surroundings. Well, at least for the most part. There is still one building that intrigues me to this very day. As I’d walk past it on my journey to Baruch College, I’d stare the entire time. The building seems like a simple rectangular building. However, some aspect of the architectural design captivates me. Strangely enough, army trucks are always parked alongside the building. However, upon attempting to research the building, I could not find it....   [tags: military]

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City Limits By Colson Whitehead

- For many people around the world, New York City is an exciting and adventurous place, full of many experiences and opportunities. Traveling to New York City or even living in New York City is considered to be a dream to many. Many people come as tourists to explore what New York City has to offer. However, people often forget that New York City is considered home for many and not just a tourist site. The difference between those who live here and those who come as tourists, is that after living here for a long time the excitement for New York City begins to fade away....   [tags: New York City, Manhattan, Colson Whitehead]

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The Political System Of New York City

- New York City, being a natural port, has drawn to its shore waves of immigration throughout its existence. Largely in part to growing ethnic populations, utilizing ethnic solidarity as a platform to mobilize a political system has been common. This tactic was most prevalent during the late nineteenth century and later on during the 1960s in the form of machine politics. Machine politics as a system relied heavily upon voter loyalty through the distribution of petty material goods and services or patronage (Merton 101)....   [tags: New York City, Chicago, Public administration]

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A Day Of The Attack On New York City

- There are many days in America, even the world’s that will be remembered by the generations that are and are to come. The Holocaust, the Great Depression, Martin Luther King’s speech, etc. The one day in America’s history that will always be remembered is the day of the attack on New York City. The day of infamy, September 11th was the day that the world flashed in front of everyone’s eyes. The world as everyone knew it was coming to a tragic end and there was nothing we could do about it, maybe....   [tags: September 11 attacks, Osama bin Laden, Al-Qaeda]

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The Colossus Of New York

- Colson Whitehead ponders the essence of New York in his collection of essays titled, The Colossus of New York. Throughout the entire collection of essaysWhitehead inquires about what New York stands for based on the journey’s of its inhabitants and visitors. By establishing a sense of authenticity and creating an intimate relationship between him and the reader, Whitehead effectively provides his readers with a genuine account of New York. This genuineness found in Whitehad’s writing has not been met without criticism....   [tags: New York City, Writing, Trinity School, Mind]

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Crime Reduction Plan For New York City

- In the early 1990’s the crime rate in New York City was astronomical. Every category including the eight nature index crimes were all on the rise if not extremely high already. Mayor Giuliani a former federal United States prosecutor was elected into office and brought with him a reputation of viciousness against crime. His campaigns lead to the appointment of Commissioner William Joseph Bratton to hold the position of police commissioner of New York City. Giuliani learnt of Bratton’s amazing crime reduction plan that helped reduce crime in two other cities....   [tags: Police, Crime, New York City, Constable]

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America 's New York City

- It is hard to pin point one important aspect from a diaspora community, but if you look at them individually you can learn so much. These diasporic community and even New York City as a whole have a sense of nationalism, “which are united people of similar language, religion, culture, and history,” (the year of revolution notes) who are proud of where they came from and who they represent now. New York City has always been increasingly growing to become a foreign city, and each year more and more foreigners claim that city to be their home....   [tags: New York City, Statue of Liberty, New York]

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New York City

- New York City Every time I hear this song it makes me long to leave all of my responsibilities and head off to the city of dreams. A trip to New York has been a dream of mine since I was a little girl. I have always wanted to visit the place of tall buildings, history, and where culture is intertwined with its people. I have wanted to live the fast pace life of a New Yorker, where I could stand outside and see, smell, and taste all of the experiences that this city has to offer. I have been building and building this ideal image in my mind for so long....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing Descriptive NYC]

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Basic Physical And Organizational Structures

- 1. A superstructure is an upward extension of an existing structure above a baseline. Superstructure is applied to physical and conceptual structures like buildings, bridges or ships. Infrastructure is the basic physical and organizational structures needed for the process of a society or enterprise, or the services and facilities necessary for an economy to function. Lodgings, restaurants, and recreation facilities are examples of superstructure the complementary one to superstructure is infrastructure, which are the more basic tourism supportive facilities like hospital, pipe line, signal towers....   [tags: New York City, City, Manhattan, Philadelphia]

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The Era Of The Lenape Indians

- One of the very first electrified streets in the United States was Broadway. This gave it many opportunities to become a large icon for our nation. As we know now it is one of the most well-known places for great entertainment. However Broadway was not always the iconic entertainment center it is today; it was stolen, had New York City emerge around it, and persevered through many difficult economic and cultural times. Broadway started out as the main trading route of the Lenape Indians. The trail was known as the Wickquasgeck Trail and ran 15 miles through rough terrain (Purdy)....   [tags: New York City, Manhattan, Broadway]

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New York City Draft Riots

- New York City at the time of the Civil War can be explained as a small roaming forest fire with the potential to cause an exponential amount of damage, not only to the city but the Union. The city, in a state of constant turmoil over a great many things; race, class, politics, and a constantly diminishing amount of available employment opportunities for it’s 800,000 citizens. The riots, which took place in New York between July 13 and July 17, 1863, are called by most, the “New York City Draft Riots.” When in all actuality the enactment of the draft was simply the catalyst to the already engulfing issues that had plagued and divided the city among lines of every distinction....   [tags: race, class, politics, inequality, immigration]

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New York City : The Center Of The Art World

- With no fewer than 12 fairs on view, New York City was definitely the center of the art world from March 2 to 7 for what has been nicknamed Armory Week. This year Armory Week sees the two perennial pillars – the Armory Show and the ADAA Art Show – revamping their programs a little, while some emerging and experimental art fairs, such as Spring/Break Art Show and Clio Art Fair, also join the fray. In this comparison report, I will compare the Armory Show with the ADAA Art Fair side by side because they are more compatible in some ways, and then I will talk about how SPRING/BREAK Art Show is distinguished with the former two....   [tags: Art, Arts, Modern art, Armory Show]

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Community Walk : An Intern At P.s

- Community Walk As an intern at P.S. 137, my outlook of the school and the neighborhood in which it is situated has drastically changed over the past semester. My initial commute to the school did not help me frame the community in a positive light. I found there to be too many potholes, and too much trash scattered across its streets. I was not familiar with this area, and do not recall having any preexisting biases towards the residents. I remember the first time I pulled into the school’s never-ending parking lot, and felt flutters in my stomach as I thought of how small one may feel in such a large institution....   [tags: Education, High school, Community, New York City]

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Role Of New York As An Economic Global City

- Introduction: Over the 20th century, Mollenkopf and Castell (1992) argued New York City has become a poorer, smaller and in some respects less economically important part of the nation. Simultaneously, the global city has remained dominant in thriving economic activities often associated with the international economy. Ultimately, the city has had a long history of concurrent growth and decay. To provide an in-depth analysis of New York’s economic development path, the essay will focus specifically on the economic developments and challenges between 1940’s and 1990’s....   [tags: Economics, New York City, Economy, Manufacturing]

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New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio 's New Program

- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s video announcement that city schools were starting a new program that will bring computer science education to all students is late. America is dragging where it should be exceling. Less than 10 percent of the city’s schools offer computer science education and only one percent receive that education. New Yorkers should still applaud their mayor for taking on this monumental task that states should have addressed years before this announcement because New York City isn’t alone in this failure, only one in four U.S....   [tags: Computer science, Computer, New York City]

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You Can Shave the Beast, But Will the Fur Grow Back?

- You Can Shave the Beast, But Will the Fur Grow Back. I live in Brooklyn, New York City. I was born and bred there. I am one of eight million New Yorkers. New York City is sometimes described as a "melting pot," meaning we are like different Kool-Aid powders that dissolve into a uniform color and flavor. My view differs, though. I think we are eight million different insoluble liquids layered one on top of the other, appearing like oil floating on water. When stirred these liquids are rustled from their respective positions, almost coming together, only to revert to their original separated composition a second later....   [tags: Personal Narrative New York City Papers]

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The New York City Subway System

- Behavior and experience are both contagious and are contingent upon the surroundings one resides in. This is evident after reading Watter’s essay on The Mega Marketing of Depression in Japan as well as after reading Gladwell’s essay on The Power of Context. Both of these works illustrate how behavior and experience could be amended. Specifically, how behavior and experience are contagious through the use of applying specific methods like the Broken Windows Theory, the Law of a Few, Stickiness Factor, and Mega Marketing in order to alter peoples behaviors and experiences....   [tags: Suicide, New York City, Human behavior, Crime]

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Edward Koch and AIDS in New York City

- ... People were proud of their city as major sports teams were bring in championships, artwork around the city was being installed around the city and public spaces were being restored. It was a great time to live in New York City and it was attracting people from all over the world. Moreover, gay men and women from all over the country were flocking in from small towns to this major metropolitan area in order find people like themselves and escape the oppression they faced from their home communities....   [tags: rights, gays, justice, leader]

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Analysis of The New York City Fire Department

- As an employee of The New York City Fire Department, it is our duty to know its mission state and what its internal core analysis consists off. “As first responders to fires, public safety and medical emergencies, disasters and terrorist acts, the FDNY protects the lives and property of New York City residents and visitors. The Department advances public safety through its fire prevention, investigation and education programs. The timely delivery of these services enables the FDNY to make significant contributions to the safety of New York City and homeland security efforts....   [tags: fdny, fire prevention, firefighter]

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The Poverty Of New York City

- There are so many people suffering in New York City and around the world because they are unable to afford basic necessities for themselves and their families; many are living well below the poverty level. This is because New York City has a major income gap, the biggest gap in any county in the United States (Roberts, 2014). Over the past twenty years, the income gap has just gone up and will continue to rise if we do not find out why it is happening and how to stop it. According to Roberts (2014), “The top 5 percent of households earned 864,394, or 88 times as much as the poorest 20 percent…” (pg.1)....   [tags: Poverty, United States, New York City]

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The Trouble With Gun Control

- The Trouble with Gun Control We as a country have been caught up lately in the idea that we need to take away people 's guns in order to make people safer. Adolf Hitler once said, “To conquer a nation, first disarm its citizens (Quotes About).” Do I really need to explain where history seems to be repeating here. What people do not seem to understand is that by trying to control guns, you are just making it easier for those who would mean to do harm to get away with it. This is especially true in states with really strict gun laws....   [tags: New York City, New Jersey, New York, United States]

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Tragic Fire in New York City at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company

- Triangle Shirtwaist Company Fire On March 25, 1911, a devastating fire broke out in New York City. Specifically it started in the eighth floor of the ten story Asch building, the first of three floors that belonged to the Triangle Shirtwaist Company. The fire spread to the floors above claiming the lives of 146 workers. Nearly all of these workers were young women, mainly recent immigrants that were Jewish, or Italian. This case is not an arson case as some may think with the amount of lives lost, rather the fire was, as far as anybody knows, an accident....   [tags: sweatshop, firefighters, deaths]

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Savage Inequalities By Jonathan Kozol

- Savage Inequalities is a book written by Jonathan Kozol in 1991 that documents the injustices in educational systems of mainly inner-city schools within the United States. He traveled to different cities such as East St. Louis, New York, Chicago, and Camden. A common trend throughout Kozol’s visits is the overcrowded, unhygienic, and understaffed conditions of the schools. Many of the inner-city schools lacked basic materials, textbooks, science lab tools, and even classrooms. Some of the people he conversed with are those who the schools were composed of: principals, teachers, and above all, children....   [tags: New York City, Poverty, Infant mortality]

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The New York Marriot Marquis

- It was July 2, 2015, and it was a warm evening and my parents, brother, and I were just landing in New York City. The look of happiness rose upon my face. I could feel my cheeks starting to fall off. This would be my first time being in one of the northern states. We begin to exit off of the airplane and enter the JFK airport. I was already stunned at how amazing and beautiful the airport was. I could not imagine how amazing NYC was going to look. We start to get our luggage out of the baggage claim and head out of the airport and make our way to our hotel room....   [tags: New York City, Statue of Liberty, Homelessness]

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The New York City Department Of Consumer Affairs

- For my community project I chose to partner with the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs. Before I started interring at the DCA I had never heard of the DCA. At first I was a little embarrassed, and I felt a little ignorant that I didn’t know about this department that plays such an important part in our local government. The department helps the people of New York City in so many ways. It helps consumers with complains about business no matter how big or small that business is. However it also helps keeping business informed and provides individuals with the information they need to know....   [tags: Leadership, Management, Power]

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Adaptation Of The United States

- The United States is a country where everyone dreams of coming. It is the "land of opportunities", as they say. The first time when one leaves the home country, there is a feeling of excitement, hope, and sadness with lots of worries and questions in mind. The thought that life will be a lot better than what was before, is only a hope. Life is only starting from the very beginning with no experience. You will be born again and start to learn how to walk. You will go through tough times at first....   [tags: New York City, New Jersey, Broadway theatre]

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Little Caesar: Gangster Life in New York City

- Film has evolved into one of the most popular forms of entertainment mediums in America today. Beginning from a “moving picture” that lasted no more than a few seconds, the industry has sprouted into a goldmine of technologically advanced major motion pictures. While Hollywood was still in an adolescent stage, a certain genre caught the eye of a United States eager for trendy entertainment: the “gangster” film. No film better defined the genre than Mervyn LeRoy’s Little Caesar. The movie was released in 1930 and largely due to the industries technological advancements the silent film had started a slide down the slippery slope to extinction as “talkies” were becoming all the rage....   [tags: Film Review]

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Police Brutality And Hierocracy Corruption Of Power

- Imagine its August 1988. It’s a hot summer night, your home, back from a night out and your just about to lay your head on the pillow when all of a sudden you 're woken by the faint echoing sound of screams, cry’s, and fear. That summer the 3rd riot broke out in Tomkins Square Park, in Manhattan 's lower east side. At the start, three hundred Police officers headed into a crowd of homeless people in the center of the park. Commanded by Mayor Ed Cotch and other city officials they were told to evict all the homeless from the park at any means in forcing the city’s new 1 Am curfew placed on the once 24-hour park....   [tags: New York City, Manhattan, East Village, Manhattan]

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An Alien's Experience in New York City in December

- In the month of December, New York City is such a crazy place. I walked down the street and was awestruck when I saw the most realized natural vision in the middle of New York City. It was a large hardwood plantation covered in these reflective beacons that hovered over an elliptical gathering spot. Here people were taking pictures and gliding across a frozen bond while wearing covers for their feet with small blades attached at the bottom for a more controllable slide. There seemed to be humans, both big and small, all with smiles, observing and enjoying each other's presence....   [tags: New York City, aliens, science fiction, narrative ]

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Brain Processes and Perceptions

- Do you remember the last time you went to New York City. If you do, you probably recall all the life it has, the constant movement, the various smells, the different yet harmonious sounds, and the lights that illuminate the night making it seem as in nobody ever sleeps. You can probably remember all the different people from different cultures, speaking different languages and eating different types of food; the diversity is one of the most distinctive characteristics of this amazing city. But somehow, even though everything around it is so diverse, you can still feel the unity in that chaos....   [tags: illusions, New York City, dreams, interactions]

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The Tragedy Of The 911 Memorial

- Our third class was finally approaching, we were not at the class halfway mark yet which I was very happy about. Now I can piece together why everyone who takes this class loves this class, because it is amazing AND you learn so much. The only down factor is having class on a Saturday, but that only makes it better because you do not have to rush at all. On this third day we went to Lower Manhattan. From the website itinerary, the only place I have visited before this class was the 911 memorial....   [tags: New York City, Manhattan, Ellis Island, New York]

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How Does Fashion Matter to the Garment District and the Economic Development of New York City?

- The fashion industry is a prime example of the changes to the United States urban economy. Cities can be defined by their density and scale, and New York has one of the highest population, employment, and density levels in the country. New York City is home to the nation’s largest “fashion cluster”, which is due to New York’s historical role as a center for apparel design, production, distribution and marketing. Fashion is strongly aligned with the new creative thrust of economic development and urban policy....   [tags: industry, policy, urban, creativity]

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New York City Before, During, and After the Civil War

- New York City Before, During, and After the Civil War In its long and illustrious history, New York City (NYC) has gone through tremendous change. From a small trading post on the tip of Manhattan Island, to the greatest metropolis in the world, NYC has continued to evolve over time. One period in particular that had more degrees of change than many others, was 1860 to 1865. The lives of the residents of the great port city would be completely changed forever. The common life of a NYC merchant in 1860 was that of a well-rounded diplomat....   [tags: History NYC Civil War Essays]

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Taking a Look at Times Square

- INTRODUCTION “Probably no other city in the world has a street or square as sufficient unto itself and so largely a separate civic entity as is Times Square.” – The New York Times, Sunday December 16, 1906. Times Square is located at the junction of Broadway (now a pedestrian plaza) and 7th avenue and stretching from West 42nd to West 47th streets. Preceding to the American Revolution and afterwards, it belonged to John Morin Scott, a general that served under George Washington who had a manor house on today’s 43rd street....   [tags: New York City landmarks]

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Black Education in New York City during the 1830s

- An 1831 editorial in The Liberator made the perceptive observation that “a line, almost impassable, [was] drawn between the two races.”One might say that the “problem of the color line” had actually been identified over seventy years before W. E. B. Du Bois diagnosed it in 1903.The same editorial continued, “by law, or by custom, in much . . . of the country, [blacks] are in a great measure deprived of the lessons of education.In most . . . states they cannot vote, or be chosen to office.If aliens, they cannot be naturalized....   [tags: African American]

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Irish Emigration to New York City

- Irish Emigration to New York City The Potato Famine - How, Why, and When the Famine Started Many historians equate the Irish immigration to America with the potato famine of the 1840s, but is is clear that a considerable number of Irish had made their way to Great Britain’s colonies on the North American mainland before 1800. For example, many Irish families came and settled the colonies in the early 1600s. Harbors and towns were named after settlers. Some of these settlers even became Royal governors; one example is Sir Thomas Dongan, who became governor of the colony of New York in 1682....   [tags: American History]

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Crack’s Effect on New York City

- Crack’s Effect on New York City In the summer of 1985, New York City was introduced to the drug crack. The ensuing seventeen years have culminated into some of the most turbulent, and crime ridden years in the history of New York City. Crack is the street name for a form of cocaine introduced in the mid-1980s. Crack is smoked, rather then sniffed through the nose, or injected, which are all other ways to use cocaine. Users of the drug inhale the vapors that are given off when the crack is heated (Berger pg.20)....   [tags: Illegal Drugs Crack Essays]

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