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Assignment 1

Project1_Final_The NY Metropolis fragmented by Robert Moses' Brooklyn-Queens Expressway built between the 1950s and 1960s. Note how the highway separates the rest of Queens from its northernmost neighborhood of Ditmars, isolating it. 2013.09.13_Buildings_Ditmars.1.2000race_JR The isolation of this neighborhood is reflected in its demographics.  In 1974, Turkey invaded Cyprus, causing a mass migration of people to flee from Greece to New York, settling mainly in Ditmars.  Whereas the rest of Astoria has diversified with Blacks, Latinos, Asians, and Caucasians, the Brooklyn-Queens-Expressway caused a spatial and metaphoric divide, isolating Ditmars and its primarily ethnic Greek/Caucasian residents.

Urban development / residential transformation? The Chicken or the egg?

Residential areas

manhattan 125th residentials [Converted]

Subway connection and retail areas

manhattan 125th retail [Converted]

space retail urban zoom

Genealogy of territory/ Urban patterns/ Rail road connections

urbanailroadconnections and urbanizedland

A Genealogy of Religious buildings

House of Worship Gen House of Worship Gen2

Religious buildings and their placement in the secular grid

Church GEN

Urban connections through History 1 sq km

HARLEM CONNECTION1SQ MILE SHC

Framing and Land use study 

harlemllandusezoomshc

NYC Land Use and context

link to presentation on: territory of architecture shc

The Orthodox Jewish enclave in South Williamsburg...one of the few densely 'blue' areas of NYC

The Orthodox Jewish enclave in South Williamsburg…one of the few densely ‘blue’ areas of NYC

The area around the Brooklyn Navy Yard...one of the most evenly diverse areas of the city at the time of this map

The area around the Brooklyn Navy Yard…one of the most evenly diverse areas of the city at the time of this map

An interesting area demographically, where Morningside Park serves as a 'divider' and Columbia serves as a biased 'attractor'

An interesting area demographically, where Morningside Park serves as a ‘divider’ and Columbia serves as a biased ‘attractor’