Here we have another picture of the front of the store. However, in this image you can better see the brick wall past the produce. This brick wall is the original structure of the O st. Market. Next to the original brick is the new structure they have added.
This is an image of the Giant Supermarket when you first walk into the store. The first thing I noticed was a giant sign hanging that reads “O St. MARKET.” The sign looks old and one could infer it is the original sign for the original O St. Market.
This picture is of the checkout in the Giant Supermarket. Here we can see that there are many checkout lanes however only one of them is open. This could be due to the fact I was there in the middle of the day on a Wednesday. At each checkout lane there is a lamp post, […]
This is a picture of the Giant from the interior. This is the front of the store where they have a large selection of produce. In the picture you can see that the store has a high ceiling and is very open so you can see from wall to wall.
The City Market at O Street Website In his Washington Post article “O Street Market: Symbol of Violence becomes a marker for D.C.’s Resurgence,” Marc Fisher describes the renovation of the O Street market and explores the effect it will have on the Shaw neighborhood. This article explains how the old market was transformed into […]
Jackson, Jonathan. “The Consequences of Gentrification for Racial Change in Washington, DC.” Housing Policy Debate, vol. 25, no. 2, Dec. 2014, pp. 353–373. In his scholarly article “The Consequences of Gentrification of Racial Change in Washington, DC,” Jonathan Jackson looks at the effects of gentrification on the racial composition and transformation of urban neighborhoods. While […]
Hyra, D. “The Back-to-the-City Movement: Neighbourhood Redevelopment and Processes of Political and Cultural Displacement.” Urban Studies, vol. 52, no. 10, 2014, pp. 1753–1773. In his scholarly article, “The Back-To-The-City movement: Neighborhood redevelopment and processes of political and cultural displacement,” Derek Hyra uses the Shaw neighborhood as a case study to analyze the effects of the […]
In chapter eight of his book City of Rhetoric, David Fleming argues that different environments in which people live are a key factor in influencing individuals opportunities and thus their participation in public life. To prove this claim, Fleming provides indirect and direct examples of where the place in which people live determines their behavior. […]
“The ghetto, defined by the 1968 Kerner Commission as ‘an area within a city characterized by poverty and acute social disorganization and inhabited by members of a racial or ethnic group under conditions of involuntary segregation.’” This is a quote from David Fleming’s book City of Rhetoric. This is the first time I have read […]
In chapter four of his book City of Rhetoric, David Fleming explains how American Ghettos were intentionally created and used to systematically oppress racial or ethnic groups through the example of African Americans in Chicago. Chicago is used to illustrate Flemings arguments because the city’s “extreme spatial manifestation of [its socio economic] subjugation” makes […]