The Urban Inquirer
A blog produced by students at Queens College, CUNY

Have you ever heard from a from a loved one that they longer had a place to live in due to inability to pay for rent? This has become a major issue in the United States today especially in New York City. Prices for homes are skyrocketing here in New York City, and its getting […]

The Big Apple, also known as the infamous New York City. The city heard around the world, the city that is so well known that its a big part of our society. Hollywood glorifies it, Jay Z has a song about it (as do many other artists), it’s portrayed to be this beautiful, perfect and […]

Residential segregation has been implemented in society since the early 20th century. With the policy of Redlining which zoned neighborhoods of color from white neighborhoods, as well as the introduction of the Federal Housing Authority and the laws of Jim Crow, society has been segregated for many decades and is still prevalent in New York […]

Picture Source Have you ever been asked to move out of your home? Well, even if you haven’t, many people have. Gentrifications is the process of renovating and improving a house or district so that it conforms to middle-class taste or to make it more refined. As New York, as well as the rest of […]

Janie / Urban Studies/ September 11, 2017 Many people can agree that College Point is a confusing part of Queens. I have lived here my whole entire life. I grew up, shopped, went to middle/high school in this small town and still can not grasp its inhabitants and incomes. There are many people who lived […]