On the Republican side, the person who got more votes in my area was Donald Trump. I am not surprised by that fact as Donald Trump has been winning many states since the primaries have began. I know that many people don’t like Cruz in my neighborhood so it was not a surprise that people who support the Republican party would vote for Donald Trump. Many people who are Republicans around the place where I live despise Cruz for his religious views. Therefore I am not surprised they would vote for Trump.
During the New York primary, Trump and Hillary came out on top with Cruz and Bernie straying behind. For Republican candidates many people were not informed of other candidates and the things they hear are worse than those they hear about Trump. Hillary won by a small amount but mostly inside white dominating areas. People of hispanic and black nature voted mostly for Sanders because he will mostly help them. This is a very critical preference in the election.
In J.D Salinger’s book, The Catcher in the Rye, the author tells the story of an adolescent kid named Holden Caulfield that gets kicked out of his school and his weekend in New York. When he gets kicked out of his school, Pencey, he says his final goodbyes with fights and discussions, he doesn’t really have any friends they’re all too “phony” and can’t get along with them. Throughout the whole book he gets into scuffles or disagreements with a lot of people, everyone to him seems phony. He seems kind of lost throughout most of the book, not knowing what to do next.
This article details how Greenwich Village still reflects the beatnik generation and the influence of folk literature and music. It discusses modern film and media that was inspired by these bohemian movements in the mid 20th century. The author also points out in what ways Greenwich Village has changed while underscoring the fact that many of the changes still reflect folk attitudes, such as a collection of comedy cellars.
My research began with an interest in literary movements in Greenwich Village, but I read an article about the ACLU in Greenwich Village that interested me enough to make me consider changing my topic to focus on the development of the ACLU within the Village. I have an interest in law and politics, and this article left me feeling interested and asking questions.
In 2010, a car bomb was found in the middle of Times Square. Luckily this bomb didn't go off but if it had, the results could have been catastrophic. Times Square is a highly populated area and if the bomb had gone off, the number of deaths could have been huge. Over time the violence in this world has been rising, especially against the innocent. Attacks on American soil are nothing new, but they are growing rapidly. This blatant attack on the public is chilling because it makes you think how at any time, a terrorist attack could occur.
When creating my concept map, I organized my data based on facts about my topic which is gangs of New York. At first I put facts about my topic then I added subtopics which were outcome/effects of gangs, recruitment, and peer pressure. I put these ideas in this order because it`s easier to understand and relates to what I am saying. For example, I put the deadliest gang in my concept map and explained how individuals get into the gang itself. Then on the side I put recruitment to represent how other gangs get their members.
The fashion industry in New York depends on two things, the consumer and "the Garment District, eight blocks in Manhattan where designers, wholesalers, manufacturers, fabric sellers, button makers, and seamstresses all work" (1). This is an example of an economic cluster, other examples include Silicon Valley. The reason why these clusters create such success is because they "foster the freedom necessary for creativity to thrive, which is part and parcel of how great dresses are made in the first place.
Somewhere in our evolutionary line we humans saw it unfit to walk around naked; unbeknownst to our ancestors they had just created the framework for one of the world's largest industries, fashion. Clothes are a staple in anyone's life. It is the thing we interact with consistently on a day to day basis and yet it tends to be the industry we know least about. How are the clothes found in my closet related to the gaudy and outrageous clothes of the run way? How does a certain design style become THE style?
One day in New York there was a girl named Lori. She was twenty-six years old and very into plants. She’s loved plants since she was a little girl. When she was 7 her father had bought her a baby willow tree and she took care of it so much, she had no time to do anything else. Lori loves plants to this day. But since it’s so cold in New York she can’t have any plants outside, so she reads about how to take care of plants indoors. Today it was extra cold out and Lori assumed it would snow, so she went to the huge library on 5th Street to get a big book on trees to keep her occupied inside.
I have loved performing and being in any sort of spotlight since I could walk; something about singing my feelings and dancing like a maniac makes me feel on top of the world. As a prospective college student, it is hard to make the choice to pursue an education and eventually a career in musical theatre, or to forget the idea all together and put to rest my passion for the theatre.
In Michael B. Siegel’s article “A Smoking Ban Too Far” from “http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/06/opinion/06siegel.html?_r=0” In this article, Siegel, explains a new proposed ban on smoking in certain outdoor area. When the ban of smoking is considered most people are content with the decision, except for the smokers.
Something that I have been interested in learning more about has been tornadoes. I remember the news talking about it but I found it strange in the areas that it happens in. That is when I have been questioning myself about this topic. Do tornadoes happen in the City of New York?
I don't know much about how this city is run, so shame on me, I guess. I'm in no position to be giving advice to you, but I'll do it anyway.
All I can really tell you to do is to support the people. Simple enough, right? Support everyone, and I mean everyone. Just stand up for people's rights, let them know they're accepted. We've come a long way here, but there's still so much we need to work on, especially tolerance and help for those who need it most.
When I first heard from my English teacher that we were going to start reading the book "Down These Mean Streets" by Piri Thomas I thought "hmm I have a feeling this book will be about someone, most likely the main character, facing struggles in a city/town they lived in including being judged or bullied by a group of people. To my surprise it is and it's honestly very interesting! I'm not going to lie I'm not one to be into books but this book has my attention, that's how great it is!
I used pixlr.com to make this avatar. All the pictures are creative commons; even the background. I added images on to the background and formatted them to save space. I colored in places that were blank and designed it as much as I could. I had many difficulties like trying to crop a picture when I didn't have the option. It was all worth making.
James Truslow Adams said in his book The Epic of America, “The American Dream is that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement...
In the opinion piece "End Federal Flood Insurance" by Judith Kildow and Jason Scorse from the New York Times, the author says that to avoid disaster, people should move away from the coast. The authors also believe that flood insurance should be gotten rid of, because it's not fair that tax payers have to pay for people who don't want to move away from the coast by choice.
In Al Baker's opinion peice "New York Bus Driver on Strike" from the New York times, he uses Logo's. He uses logo's by stating facts and statistics about how many students rely on the bus, an example is " there are 152,000 students who rely on school buses and 54,000 special-needs children", he also said that the attendence dropped by 20% when the bus drivers went on strike.
I think some laws help us because they articulate right from wrong. However, some laws are not critical in life, because they’re a waste of time and taking away from other important laws. In Short, there are too many laws some of which aren’t important. In my essay I have researched laws in different states that are unnecessary and I think should not be a law, states like New York, New Jersey, Tennessee, and California.
Not too long ago, Hurricane Sandy struck the coast of New York with a breath taking force. Homes destroyed and businesses left in complete ruin. It's not surprising how many people are left without homes, yet people are not taking invasive action to help the 40,000 in need. Winter season is here and New York can get as cold as below 0. Almost half of the victims do not have shelter to protect from the coming cold, and hotels are full across the region.
Living in New York all my life, I have never experienced such a storm! Hurricane Sandy affected all of us New Yorkers in atleast a way. This is a serious issue. Hearing the strong winds putting pressure against my window, feeling the shaking of the building, really did give me goosebumps. I didn't get any sleep that night. The horror of Sandy was stuck in my mind. I'm pretty sure that didn't only happen to me.
I did not think Hurricane Sandy was a big deal. During the hurricane, I literally went outside to feel how windy it was. That was an exciting moment. If only it wasn't drizzling, it would have been the perfect day. Even after the hurricane has passed us, I didn't think it was really important, until I turned on the television and saw flooded areas, fires, and destroyed houses. I heard of people without electricity. I heard of gas shortage. I realized how destructive Hurricane Sandy really was. When I went outside, down the street were down trees.
On October 28, 2012, news channels were overcome with the media talking all about the upcoming hurricane that was barreling towards the East Coast. After a weekend full of celebrations for the religious holiday Eid, I heard about it. My sister was really scared about it and urged my parents to go out and buy dry food because of the upcoming events that were to arrive later on in the day. My brothers and parents were constantly watching the news and I was actually excited for it. Throughout the whole week, I was constantly reading at home because there wasn't much to do.
Hurricane Sandy affected many people on the eastern coast of the United States. With winds going over 80 miles per hour, Superstorm Sandy caused severe damage. Near where I live in New York City, we were lucky to have electricity and food. There were no flooding or power outages here, but other areas nearby did have power outages. Some of my cousins live in Jamaica,Queens and they had no power for a whole day. Also, my dad works in a restaurant in Manhattan and it was closed for 8 days due to the power outages this hurricane had caused.
I started dancing at the age of 3 and I love it, although down the road putting countless hours into it doesn't always pay off, it does at the end.
The vibrant artistic energy of New York City provides extraordinary cultural institutions and events, and there community is home to some of the most famous jazz clubs, experimental performing arts spaces, film venues, and art galleries in the world. New York city has some of the best dance companies in the world and some of the most prestigious dance company's.
The New York Knicks have been all over the news the past month; Linsanity was all the rage for awhile and I was even shocked and caught up in the whirlwind of excitement. But the Knicks are now in the news for something not as exciting. Mike D'Antoni, who joined the Knicks a few years ago as head coach, decided that he was to resign this morning.
With the conclusion of my research on same-sex marriage legislation, I wanted to look back to where it all started--New York. Even though same-sex marriage legalization was highly approved by the New Yorkers, there still was hesitation to pass the bill way back in June 2011. “The pivotal decision with national consequences looked more and more likely to rest in the hands of just two Republican Catholics from conservative upstate areas.”
Frontline is current events news program that airs weekdays on the television channel of PBS. Although the program is not as watched as much as 60 minutes or the nbc nightly news, It is a quite informative program that cover news on a variety of topics. One these topics covered by the program recently was about the issue of a proposed New York City Islamic community center that was quickly changed into it’s more familiar name, The “Ground Zero” mosque.