The summer of 1977 was a time period of struggle and despair for the city of New York that would leave one to question if the city would ever rebound. However, through the growth of the city, the expansion of the government, and the emergence of consumption and leisure throughout the economy, the city was able to recover to make the city stronger than ever. The book, “The Bronx is Burning” by Jonathan Mahler, clearly exemplifies and goes into much detail about the trials and tribulations that the New York City people were going through at the time. It delves into politics, the economy, sports, health and public safety in a time of great peril. The city of New York began its decline under Mayor Abe Beame, whom stepped into office in 1974. The following year the city was on the verge of bankruptcy creating a fiscal crisis. When Beame asked the government for a bailout to temporarily solving this issue, the response to Beame’s request was not the one that New York was looking for. The Daily News printed the headline "FORD TO CITY: DROP DEAD" on the front page when President Ford said no. (Bronx, 7) It was later determined that the SEC report essentially blamed Beame's mismanagement for the city's financial issues. (Bronx, 286) Given that New York was in a fiscal crisis Beame was forced to cut city jobs. The mere loss of jobs resulted in mass protests that left former employers saying “Welcome to fear city”, and “Beame is a deserter. A rat. He left the city defenseless.” (Bronx, 8) City provided public hospitals and library branches were eventually closed down in addition to raised costs for all New York subway fares. But the most unsettling financial cuts due to the fiscal crises were the end of free tuition at New York’s public colleges. (Bronx, 9)
The 1977 Blackout came during a troubled time in New York City. The City was under tremendous financial stress, forcing government officials to cut back on nearly 38,000 city services including garbage
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the reasons for the fires that displaced people during the 1970’s
in New York City and the effect these fires had on people and
In this task the readings include:
1. An introduction
2. A reflection about the South Bronx written by a writer for
3. An interview with a journalist who covered the fires in
4. An oral history from someone who experienced the fires at
You need to take notes in your notebook. You can pick which
You’ve just finished reading Jonathan Swift’s “A Modest Proposal,” so you should have a better understanding of what satire is and how it can be achieved. In this assignment you will choose a real and significant social issue and then write about a satiric solution, using “A Modest Proposal” as your model. Make sure you:
- pick a relevant and significant social issue
- discuss why it’s so pressing
- explain how it can be solved, in a satirical way
- make sure you use Swift’s style – just….
The Bronx Tale
The Bronx Tale is a movie based in the 1960’s. There were a lot of differential discrepancies between races. In this period of time, it was taboo for a white Italian to have any kind of relationships with a person of color. One of the main characters named Calogero was surrounded by friends who discriminated against blacks. However, Calogero was raised in this kind of environment, he seem to be optimistic about black people.
In this Italian….
Criminal Justice Ethics
February 28, 2011
The Bronx Tale
Ethically speaking, the movie “The Bronx Tale” is a great example of one’s moral development. In the movie we watch the lead character, Colagero grow up in the Bronx and gradually form moral judgment with help from his father and instructor, Sonny. Though Sonny is a local mafia boss, he plays a key role in Colagero’s mental and moral development. Colagero’s story illustrates Kohlberg’s theory of moral….
A Bronx Tale
Nature vs Nurture what has more influence on an individual? In a movie the Bronx Tale a thrilling gnagter story following the life of “C” the neighborhood kid, wgho despioratly antsd to be cool. And gets into a habbit of sneaking out of the house to follow around Sonny neighborhood top dog. But the problem is Father Lorenzo is exceptionally against C’s passion. Out of the two fathers C’s developed Sonny the gangster is more optimistic and carrying about C’s personal opinion. Rather….
A Bronx Tale
It’s the sixties. Racism is running hot through the streets of New York. One neighborhood in particular, where one group of boys makes the choice that will change their lives and everyone’s around them forever. These boys are young, full of talent and smart. These boys choose to take all of what they had and throw it away. What happens to these boys next is something that you would not want to wish on anybody. Here these young talented boys cram into a car and ride to the African-American….
Bronx Zoo Experience
There are many places where you can observe biodiversity. The Bronx Zoo is one of the places where you can observe biodiversity. The Bronx Zoo has been around for many years. It was first opened on November 8, 1899 and it is still open and growing today. This zoo is one of the world’s largest metropolitan zoos. The Bronx Zoo has over 600 species from around the world, many of which are endangered or threatened. Some places include; Africa, Asia, Pakistan and Madagascar. The….
Cathedral High school
I really like this idea because it shows different views and opinions from people.
Each person faces a obstacle that stand in their way. Each poem gives a brief
description what of stands in their way. Each teen has a different view on life. One
example is Wesley "Bad Boy" Boone. In the beginning he does not complete any of his
homework assignments. He has one friend name Tyrone who does not like school….
In the movie "A Bronx Tale" which is staged in the Bronx, New York, circa 1968, many narratives as well as visual motifs are present. The movie mixes many narrative structures such as the intertwinement of race, morals, and a kid growing up in the Bronx during this time. It also demonstrates the larger picture about the mafia and the power that seems to overcome everyone who gets involved.
A prime example of a bound visual motif in this film is a scene in the very beginning of the film. A small….
What factors prevented The Bronx from developing like Brooklyn?
Well, to start talking about the factors that prevent the Bronx develop as Brooklyn, I have to say that the way in which we see the two cities greatly affects the factors, because perhaps the greatest factor in a city development , isn’t of interest in the other, and vice versa. For me the factors that are preventing the Bronx to develop as other counties in New York State or even the country are mainly education and economy.