Visuals bring this song to life. The 20/20 Experience reign has only just begun
[Photographs: Daniel Souza]While folks around the country mark the start of sweet spring by the blossoming of trees, the planting of crops, and the hang time of the sun, Bostonians use a slightly different measure: kindness.At the start of April,…
Love Kettle Brand potato chips. This new maple bacon flavor sounds like heaven 🙌
Fresh from the Christian Louboutin 2013 spring/summer collection, TYRONITO is a wingtip cousin of the Dandy Pik Pik. A laced-up loafer with serious attitude, this newcomer is a must for the m …
Lets be clear: I own not one pair of LouB’s….but if I did it would def be these!!!!!
Went to my first G&B party this summer and decided to do some research. One word describes G&B…..EPIC!
That Cookout music :)
Its been a while since I’ve been active on my Tumblr but I’m gonna try and make a committed effort to making scheduled posts on, at least, a weekly basis. With that being said, greetings to all my readers and a special shoutout to all of the imaginary readers that I’ve created in my mind lol. But whether this post gets read or not, there are things that I felt I needed to be expressed so here goes nothing….
Yesterday I came across an interesting NY Times article. The title of the article is seen in the title of this very post. It is as straightforward as straightforward can be. It poses a simple question that requires a complex answer. I do not posses the answer to this question, but merely an opinion—some of it grounded in education and most of it in life experience. For all of my 26 years I have been a native of the Bronx—South Bronx to be exact—and I have grown a sense of ambivalence towards my borough. This feeling has grown out of my exploration of NYC and noticing the economic and structural growth seen in various boroughs throughout the city. In January 2012 I started a new job at a junior high school in the Fort Greene section of Brooklyn (this experience serves as one of the focal points to my contrast of the Bronx and Brooklyn). Over the past 15-20 years, Fort Greene/Clinton Hill has transformed into a more trendy, hipster section of Brooklyn due to various factors, one of the main ones being gentrification. This term carries with it various attitudes, opinions and beliefs in regards to the effect that it has on the communities that experience it. I, for one, am NOT a fan. Gentrification marginalizes and oppresses people, forcing them out of the very communities they have built. In contrast to Fort Greene, the South Bronx has yet to make as many economical advances. In reply to the simple question: why exactly does the Bronx need to be more like Brooklyn? Brooklyn is a great place but I’m sorry, you can keep your uniform neighborhoods, high-priced condominiums, and organic supermarkets. As opposed to a heavily-gentrified community, I would settle for better urban planning and development, cleaner train stations (Besides Yankee Stadium), more equal opportunity low income housing units, cleaner parks (Crotona Park is the ashtray of the South Bronx) and supermarkets that actually carry all of the fresh food brought into the Hunts Point Market. I really don’t feel like this is much to ask for. If we don’t clean up the Bronx’s image ASAP, it will forever live in the shadow of Brooklyn and be known as the garbage pale of NYC.