This neighborhood had a small population but what would happen if the population in this area was bigger but just lower class. Many areas like this are being refurbished in the city and some don’t believe its necessary a good thing. Hunter’s Point is an example where this kind of building worked in favor for the area but in parts of the city this isn't the case. As places like the FDR and East River Park are being cleaned up the real-estate goes up and many people have to move from there homes. This has a great effect on communities and the cultural atmosphere in these areas. Hunter’s Park there was a huge benefit in this so I would like to analysis there differences between two places but also the changes these new development can add to an area.
This day has bee a long and great day in which I have learned a lot about Jersey City and different industrial sites that have been or are in the process of being transformed into something useful, more ascetically please and functional. From the rooftop gardens that function as a garden and a system to keep rainwater out of the NYC sewer system to the Brooklyn Navy yard which is becoming a high functioning and environmentally friendly building block for many new companies and ideas. These places have been change from a concrete hardscape to a more inviting area with plant life. These places are also helping the community around them and creating a better and more functioning living space for everyone. This is something that is really powerful for communities in those areas because they help spread awareness about environmental issues and also help the community grow and encourage more people to move into those areas which were once factories.
Overall, today was definitely a good day and I loved the coffee shop we went to and will most likely be returning to it soon.