Violence, Controversy, and A Fence: A Look at Potomac Gardens Apartments

  Built in 1968, Potomac Gardens Apartments is a public housing project owned by the District of Columbia Housing Authority. The complex is located at 1225 G Street SE, just thirteen blocks southeast of the United States Capitol Building. The 352 units that make up the complex are divided into family and senior housing (“Potomac […]

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The Unsightly Truth About the J. Edgar Hoover Building

The Federal Bureau of Investigation Headquarters, or the J. Edgar Hoover Building, sits on Pennsylvania Avenue NW, a worn-out building surrounded by security and FBI cop cars. I was slightly startled to realize that the fascinating, enthralling organization that has been spoken about in major T.V. shows like Criminal Minds was held in a building […]

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Main points from City of Rhetoric, “Ghetto” last two sections:

Section: Disaster: In the mid 1960’s, inner cities in the U.S. changed dramatically. They became “… larger, blacker, poorer, and less dense” (p82). Reasons for the dramatic change: the unemployment rate went up, more single family homes, more school dropouts, and crime increased. Housing projects failed due to the screening standards, the lax attitude toward […]

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Commonplace Book: Entry 3

“Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.” – Cesar Cruz Root Sentence: Art (noun) should (verb) comfort and disturb (describes the verb) “the disturbed” and “the comfortable” describe who art should comfort and disturb. “and” is a coordinating conjunction used to combine both parts of the sentence. New Sentence: Innovation must strengthen the […]

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