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

  Reflection #2 Over the course of studying about urban life, many of my opinions have changed because I’ve learned so much more about the topic. I found welfare to be a really interesting discussion over the past semester. I find it crazy how many Americans are on welfare and how many of them are […]

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Historical Development in Cities Development of the New World Trade Center The date was September 11th, 2001 when the United States changed forever.  At around 8:30 in the morning, two planes charged the World Trade Center. The signature skyscrapers collapsed and sent New Yorkers and the rest of the country in fear. This event affected […]

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     Rich & Poor in Flushing, NY       In everyday life, you walk around thinking what’s best for you and the people you care for. You usually see a homeless man or woman on the side of the street and move on with your day. It’s becoming so normal to see homeless […]

Having grown up in the suburbs on Long Island, I can’t say I’ve been exposed to a great deal of poverty. Living in a predominantly white neighborhood and having gone to private, Catholic school for 16 years, coming to Queens was obviously eye-opening. For my research, I thought it most valuable for me to observe […]

In society today, poverty along with many other factors contribute to society in negative and harsh ways. With inequality, and the fact that difference between rich and poor people being so large and consistent is caused because of many things. When thinking looking at it in an individualistic manner, one can see how a specific […]