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    Life on Oak Street

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    speed chase that had been going on for about an hour. Where did it end up? Right on the section of street that holds a special place in my heart. I rode my first bike on this street. I also crashed many times on the dirty asphalt. The curb of the sidewalk in front of my house is where I would jump my bike. This simple thing never seemed to get old. All over the street, I would jump and ride my bike. Many a time I would come into the house with the water works turned on full blast to show mom a road

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    My life is related to the sidewalk I chose because of the characteristics that represent the story of my life. A sidewalk to me is a laid path to my future and along the way there are bumps and cracks in the road. But there is only one rule to my sidewalk. You have to keep walking no matter how hard life gets or no matter how many cracks are in my sidewalk. Sometimes life goes as planned, and sometimes life can be unpredictable or hard off.Just like a sidewalk, the older i get the worst i'll look

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    Within the American society, there are many spaces that are deemed to be for fair use by all sorts of people, a public space. These public spaces, such as a park or sidewalk, should be accessible and used fairly by all of society, however, that is not the case. Men dominate these spaces, limiting the access that women have to them. Women are often fearful of public space, afraid of harassment, sexual assault, or other sorts of deviant behavior. These potential threats have been ingrained into the

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    Bicycle Xing

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    regulation is the one in Missouri that all bicycles are to be ridden on the street only. The regulation strictly forbids riding on the sidewalks. This asinine regulation violates personal liberties and should be eliminated. This regulation should be done away with for several reasons: First, the regulation is ineffective. People ride their bicycles on the sidewalks currently and they are not punished for it. This means that there is little to no enforcement for this regulation. So, if the regulation

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    In Sidewalk

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    In Sidewalk, sociologist Mitchell Duneier presents the results of his research on sidewalk life by staying and working on the street along with other vendors for a period of time. While working on the street Duneier learned that respect plays an important role, that people on the street require respect to stay on the sidewalk. Respect allows Duneier to successfully perform him research, determines how individuals are going to be treated, and helps maintain order on the sidewalk as all the people

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    Some ethnographic studies as described by Memarovic et al. [14] and Calderon et al. [6] observed that third places can have an emergent nature and can happen in spontaneous, sporadic and sometimes even nomadic way in unexpected places, e.g., in a sidewalk. These features support and promote thirdplaceness. Thirdplaceness is defined as the state of a place characterized by being neutral, inclusive, accessible, low profile, accommodating, participatory, conversational, and playful, away from work and

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    world. Sidewalks and people comparisons always have stuck out. Sidewalks seem to serve the same purpose as the road it sits beside and works just as well. Both lay out paths of ease in front of you. Both guide you in the direction of your destination, no matter where that is. People and sidewalks can be similar in the way they are made, their foundation, surroundings, and background. Both can tell incredible and unforgettable stories and tales. All you have to do is listen. No sidewalk is clean

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    Social

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    social aspect The pedestrian street is a platform for evey citizen to enjoy public life. In crowded Hong Kong, people enjoy more private space and being less exposed to public space. Citizens tend to be indifferent to strangers. In Mongkok, many events and activities, such as street performances, democratic forums,Falungong can be found there, facilitating interaction between citizens and different people within the community. These help build up a sense of community.On the pedestrain street. people

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    Sidewalk Essay

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    the sidewalks a better place for everyone, one must consider what it is that renders the sidewalks “better.” What does “better” encompass? Would eliminating homelessness, the “broken windows,” cause people to feel safer on the streets? Alternatively, would eliminating the stigma surrounding the homeless allow people to see the sidewalk workers as beneficial contributors to the sidewalk? With these ideas in mind and with knowledge of New York sidewalks from Mitchell Duneier’s novel, Sidewalk, I can

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    Duneier’s "Sidewalk"

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    Duneier’s Sidewalk takes place on the streets of Manhattan where on any given day a homeless black man sits on a curb and asks passers by for spare change. He calls out to white women walking by saying, “Hey baby, come over here!” hoping for an interaction. The women briskly walk by with their eyes darted straight ahead and regardless of the lack of verbal reciprocation; he continues to call out after them. In Duneier’s book he points out the problems with the interaction but has a hard time explaining

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