Bronx Essays

  • Analysis Of The South Bronx

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    South Bronx, New York City: another northern portrait of racial divide that naturally occurred in the span of less than a century, or a gradual, but systematic reformation based on the mistaken ideology of white supremacy? A quick glance through contemporary articles on The Bronx borough convey a continuation of less-than-ideal conditions, though recently politicians and city planners have begun to take a renewed interest in revitalizing the Bronx. (HU, NYT) Some common conceptions of the Bronx remain

  • A Bronx Tale Analysis

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    The film “A Bronx Tale” was set in the Bronx during the early 1960’s. There was alot of racial discrimination and mob interactions that manifested themselves on the streets of New York. This made the 1960’s a particularly dangerous time period to live in New York. Calogero, a nine year old Italian boy, and his family were caught in the middle of these interactions. Calogero’s family lived two feet from a bar that the mob conducted their business in. Sonny was the head of the Italian mob. He was portrayed

  • A Bronx Tale Cologero

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    A Bronx Tale                Cologero "A Bronx Tale" is a film directed by Robert Di Nero about a boy named Cologero (an Italian white male) and his life as he grows up in a town occupied by the mob. Colegero had two strong adult influences in his life.  They were his father, Lorenzo, and a mob leader named Sonny.  In the film there were a three scenes that especially demonstrated the influence Sonny and Lorenzo had on Cologero. An example of Lorenzo's influence on his son takes place in front

  • Masculinity In A Bronx Tale

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    In the movie A Bronx Tale the main character of the film, Calogero Anello is the main character. He comes from a family referred to as the nuclear family, where the family unit is composed of parents and their children, creating a small family structure. Calogero is an only child, which seems to only put more stress on the family. The Anellos are also considered a traditional family where the male is the breadwinner and the female cares for the home. In the movie it is clear that Calogero’s mother

  • A Jail at Hunts Point in the South Bronx?

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    The Gory State of the South Bronx An area associated with lots of social problems, with over half of the population living below the poverty line, the South Bronx has become a community that people associate with prostitution, crime, and poverty. With two (2) juvenile detention centers, fifteen (15) waste transfer stations, and four (4) jails, the plan of the government to build a new jail in Hunts Point is most strange and unwelcome at that. “The city’s Economic Development Corporation is negotiating

  • Emergence of Hip-hop: A South Bronx Narrative

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    population merge to birth new artists and art forms. In the episode Raise Your Words, Not Your Voice, Baz Luhrmann’s visual design not only demonstrates the coming of age of six young people of color, but also the transformation of hip-hop and the South Bronx. Ezekiel "Zeke" Figuero, Shaolin Fantastic, Ra-Ra Kipling, Marcus “Dizzee” Kipling, Boo-Boo Kipling, and Mylene Cruz navigate gangs, politicians, and Through thick sideburns, levi brand jeans, red pumas, huckapoo shirts, and high-slit glittery dresses

  • Amazing Grace by Jonathan Kozol

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    Jonathan Kozol's book, Amazing Grace, analyzes the lives of the people living in the dilapidated district of South Bronx, New York. Kozol spends time touring the streets with children, talking to parents, and discussing the appalling living conditions and safety concerns that plague the residents in the inner cities of New York. In great detail, he describes the harsh lifestyles that the poverty stricken families are forced into; day in and day out. Disease, hunger, crime, and drugs are of the

  • The Great Expectations School: A Rookie Year in the New Blackboard Jungle

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    for a first-year teacher. Mr. Brown’s first teaching job was arguably one of the hardest jobs in the educational profession, as his students came from the Bronx borough of New York City. In the Bronx, there are approximately thirty percent of people living below the poverty line and that is almost twice the national average of fifteen percent (Bronx Borough QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau, 2014). As one might assume, there is a strong correlation between a student living in poverty and both misbehaving

  • Amazing Grace

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    pollution, infestation, and sickness of all kinds are present in South Bronx, New York. Unfortunately, children are surrounded and involved in all these problems and more. In Jonathan Kozol’s novel Amazing Grace, an evil reality full of racial segregation and alienation affect the people living in the ghetto. The personalities of these children are changed forever due to the existence of discrimination. When people from the South Bronx neighbourhood go to stores, hospitals, or churches outside of their

  • Exemplification Essay: The NYC Subway System

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    Whenever we are reminded of NYC, we think of Times Square or The Status of Liberty. However, we always forget what is right under our noses; the NYC subway system. I like to think of the subway system as a labyrinth because of it’s intricate network of passages that guides us to all over NYC. Just by looking at a map of the subway system overwhelms me because it is so hard to imagine how much work was put into making this beautiful yet complex structure. An average New Yorker may ignore the daily

  • arzu v. arzu case brief

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    and step-mother, Estanisalo Arzu, alleging misrepresentation and fraud in connection with a medical malpractice action settlement monies which Frank entrusted to his father; and seeking compensatory damages and related relief. The Supreme Court, Bronx County, Silver J. , vacated ex parte order of attachment against defendants’ real and personal property. The son appealed to the Supreme Court, Appellate Division. Justice Sullivan held that the son was entitled to attachment of defendant’s property

  • Drugs And Poverty In Amazing Grace, By Johnathan Kozol

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    conditions in the South Bronx, which has been left out in the cold and subjected to poverty and a lack of proper accommodations for its residents. The city became a refuge for the homeless that have been relocated from Manhattan in an effort to give the downtown area a more desirable appearance. With the residents of the Bronx struggling to survive in the environment they were born into, Johnathan Kozol gives us a glimpse into what life in the Bronx is like. Two major problems in the Bronx that have been

  • Rap Vs Poetry

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    Bambataa. Break dancers (B-Boys and B-Girls), would dance during the breaks in the music while steady beats were played. Eventually rap and break dancing united and hip hop began. The area in which hip hop first became a popular music was the Bronx. The Bronx is often labeled as the birthplace of hip hop. In its early stages hip hop was mostly a black and hispanic thing. As hip hop has evolved over the past 20 some odd years its n base has dramatically broadened. Not only has its area of influence

  • Analysis Of Peter Miller's 'Before New York'

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    Miller becomes credible on the subject of discussion by using Sanderson as an expert. Miller explains that Sanderson is an ecologist at the Bronx Zoo early in the article. Doing so builds a good reputation and establishes trust for both speakers. In 2007, a beaver appeared on a riverbank near the Bronx Zoo. Sanderson was very surprised when he found out, and told Miller, “There hasn 't been a beaver in New York City in more than 200 years" (Miller 1). Miller explains that

  • Music - The Hip-hop Movement

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    has become accessible to everyone in society and has merged into mainstream pop culture. Hip-hop culture may not have been as popular if it was not for the accessibility of this new media. The Hip-hop movement began in the 1970's in the Southern Bronx of New York City. There are endless controversies surrounding the beginning of hip-hop, as no one is really quite sure what was the defining point. However, what is evident from every critique on this movement is that hip-hop began as a reaction to

  • I M A Positive Go Getter?

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    family, diverse cultures, and a firm spiritual background. These three elements mixed together made me the person I am today. My mother is one of my biggest supporters and critics. As a single mother, she raised me in the West Indian community in Bronx, New York; Kingston, Jamaica; and finally Bergen County, New Jersey. She is strict and loving all in one. I watched her gracefully manage a successful career at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York before resigning to complete her college education

  • Amazing Grace

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    misfortune was being born to this particular area. The author takes us from the seventh richest congressional district in the nation (being E 59th Street in New York City) to the poorest in the nation. A mere eighteen-minute ride by subway to the South Bronx, to a little place called Mott Haven; where the median family income for the 48000 residents is only $7,600. An area known for crack-cocaine and heroin; prostitution; poor hospital care, where one-quarter of new mothers tested in obstetric wards are

  • Throgs Neck in the Movie Summer of Same Directed by Spike Lee

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    If you have ever heard or watched the movie Summer of Sam, an American crime movie directed by Spike Lee in 1999 than you would know filming took place in a Bronx neighborhood called Throgs Neck. In fact, I have recently discovered that filming took place right on my block. Located in the Northwestern part of the Bronx, from what I have observed Throgs Neck is manly a one to two family suburb area with the exception of some apartment buildings. Throgs Neck has many events throughout the year, known

  • Essay On Soundview

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    I come from the Soundview area in the Bronx and my recent neighborhood study has shown me how inadequate it is. My neighborhood is lacking so many opportunities in local support services, and places for children with disabilities. Although there are numerous buildings, offices, or what it may be outside of the neighborhood I find it unfair that we cannot provide that support close to home. One obvious thing that I know about the neighborhood when I am walking down the street or walking into businesses

  • The Art of Hip Hop

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    positive message to it listeners. Hip hop originated in South Bronx, New York in the 1973 by Jamaican DJ, Clive Campbell who is famously known as DJ Kool Herc who took two samples of the same record and broke up the beats and rhythms and played them separately on his “Jamaican turntable techniques” (Swanson). Once Campbell's beats starting playing, his friends would voice out rhymes which started a culture in its self. In South Bronx, majority of its residents were working class African Americans