Wicker Park was just a prairie before two brothers Charles and Joel Wicker purchased land along Milwaukee Avenue in 1870. When the Great Chicago Fire happened, and the city was starting to rebuild itself some chicagoans looked beyond the city limits. The land attracted families wanted to rebuild after the Great Chicago Fire in 1871. The Great Fire spurred the first wave of development. Homeless chicagoans looked for building new houses.
Overlea Boulevard, in the Thorncliffe Park community, has been identified by the City of Toronto as a main street corridor that requires a new plan to address the transition of land uses in the area and to more readily address the needs of the residents within the community. The community has a significant south Asian immigrant population in addition to various other ethnicities that live within the immediate area. It is estimated that the area immediately south of Overlea Blvd. and along Thorncliffe Park Dr. has a population of over 30,000 people. Besides the pressures of housing and providing services to such a populous and diverse community there is the need to provide community-gathering spaces and to improve Overlea Blvd.
Last year in anticipation of the crowds that were expected to descend upon the city for the Chicago Architectural Biennial, Mayor Rahm Emanuel dedicated four signature public spaces. The Riverwalk, a modern addition to the Beaux Arts retaining wall along the Chicago River; the 606, a winningly un-slick 2.7-mile bike trail and chain of narrow parks that slices through four neighborhoods on the city's Northwest Side; Maggie Daley Park, a kid-centric pleasure ground of more than 25 acres just east of Millennium Park; and the southern part of Northerly Island, a 40-acre ecological showcase of man-made hills, a lagoon, and campgrounds that's a short cab ride away from the Loop. The three-block-long, $110 million extension of the Riverwalk is the most prominent and the most successful--example of this upgrade. Set on the lower level of double-deck Wacker Drive the absence of a walking path beneath the river's bascule bridges rendered the riverfront even less appealing, forcing strollers to climb stairs to the upper-level of Wacker Drive, cross a city street, and then descend in order to get from one section of the
The three specific connections that can be found between the points made by the young people in their letters to the Chicago Times and the main ideas of the social disorganization theory are: In the summertime, low-income neighborhoods in Chicago experience an increase in delinquency and crime. Second point, there is little police intervention or protection from gang activity in these communities and the people who are not involved feel like they have nobody to turn to and most resort to hiding inside to avoid victimization. Last, youth not only would like more protection from violence in their neighborhoods but better relationships between law enforcement officers and the community. These three points can be found on page 126, in the article, Voices of Youth Dealing Crime and Delinquency.
About Hyde Park - Chicago http://hydepark.uchicago.edu/ The neighborhood of Hyde Park is one of Chicago's most well-known neighborhoods. Located on the South Side of Chicago along the southern banks of Lake Michigan, the historical neighborhood is considered by many to be the city's most diverse and eclectic neighborhood. The neighborhood of Hyde Park is home to the University of Chicago and multiple historic sites, museums, great shopping, and dining.
Ada and Minnda Everleigh, and the Everleigh Club Concern for women grew in the 1900’s as they went out in search for work in the big city of Chicago, Illinois. Many jobs were not available to them, but there was a particular industry growing that was an easy target for these women: prostitution. Jane Addams writes, “Never before in civilization have such numbers of young girls been suddenly released from the protection of the home and permitted to walk unattended upon the city streets and to work under alien roofs” (….). A PBS article, Minna (1878-1948), Ada Lester (1876-1960), and the Everleigh Club gives a close examination of a popular Chicago brothel ran by two sisters known as the Everleigh club, which was the place to be during the
The author's literary techniques used in "The Rattler" portray a feeling of sadness and regret. A human has come across a snake, in the snake’s natural habitat. For the sake of human safety the snake must die. The reader becomes sympathetic for the man and his choice to save himself and others.
One of the more memorable stories in the past twenty years is the two young men were responsible for the Columbine massacre in the US. While the Columbine school. This shootings brought world-wide attention to school incidents, but this case was not an isolated, we have a long history of aggressions in schools. A report by the US Secret Service and the US Department of Education in 2002 indicated that in 37 incidents of targeted school shootings and school attacks from 1974 to 2000 in this country, found that “over half of the attackers demonstrated some interest in violence through movies, video games, books, and other media”. (Vossekuil B. 2002)
In the story of The House of the Scorpion the main character is Matt and he is a clone. This story takes place somewhere in the future, in Mexico, and in a country called Opium. Matt has never met anyone other than Celia, until he gets to Opium. Throughout the story for Matt being a clone is a bad thing but the only thing that helps him is being owned by El Patron. El Patron is the ruler of Opium so everyone has to listen to everything he says.
In his article, author Derek Thompson highlights the felonious actions that mark today’s society. Thompson’s purpose is to call lawmakers and researchers alike to take a stand against mass shootings and to stop the perpetrators. He utilizes stylistic devices as well as argumentative devices to enlighten the reader of the relationship between all of the recent shootings and their contagion. Beginning his article, Thompson lists the recent mass murders in the United States while also using figurative language, convincing the reader to agree with his argument that mass shootings are contagious.
Introduction Chicana or Chicano refers to an identity used by a certain community of Mexican-Americans who live in the United States. Most of the Americans born Mexicans do not like to be called Chicanos or Chicanas as they have a negative personality towards it. They take it as a refusal of identity since it is difficult to identify whether they are Americans or Mexicans. To them, it is a sign of discrimination as they are at times called ‘country less people’ (Doubleday, 1970).
Gun violence among youths residing on the South side of Chicago is the number one problem facing the city of Chicago. Each year more than 500 people are killed as a result of gun violence among Chicago youths. This problem has caused financial constraints on the city. Chicago city had to spend huge amount of money hiring more police to patrol the affected neighborhood. Many profitable businesses had been forced to close down due to gun violence among youths.
Chicano art possesses a true aesthetic, mirroring a diverse and ever-changing Chicago reality. Today's Chicano art is multipurpose and multifaceted, social and psychological, American in character and universal in spirit. Chicago is considered as people's art movement, outside of museums and hierarchy, so it continues to establish radical or protest art. Since most Chicano artist continue to be rejected for the creative works due to cultural bias therefore, Chicano art does not appear in museums, alternatively motivating the tension between artists and art authority. Chicano art can be expressed as the experiences Chicanos went through by deciphering codes in images, signs, and symbols.