Imminent Domain

My project is called Imminent Domain. This essay will explain why there is such a rush to build so much- if even to build at all. My project exposes a third side to the ongoing dilemma of why so many building projects are being planned in the city, and more importantly, why aren’t they happening. It reveals why in the current time it may be perceived as best to plan as much as possible and get the land (while others can’t afford to keep it), and then to decide what to do with it later, and in the mean time throw up the most extravagant ideas. Imminent Domain explores new projects such as the West Side Stadium, Atlantic Yards, and our very own City Tech Tower project. It explains why the only true sense of imminentness is to get the land—not to build it.


Class on the Brooklyn Bridge


I was late for doing my essay in english composition 1101, and I was working hard to get it done with Winnie in the Learning Center. When 3:40 finally came, I had to get ready to leave for class. So I left and everything went “normal”. Little did I know, I was in for a surprise.

Walking to the Midway building, I ran into Ebony who was on the phone with Vladmir. I was saved s couple of minutes when she told me that they werent there. I asked, “are the in the Namm building?”

“No. They’re on the Brooklyn Bridge”

so thats when I said to myself “WTF,” and asked my self ‘Why would we be on the bridge?”


New York: Science Fiction

“New York went from the Oz I dreamed about in the Dominican Republic to the distant sight of the Verrazanno Bridge.”

This sentence, and only this one explains to the reader that the author was speaking of New York as not a place where he called home, but a place beyond the borders of his hometown, beyond reality. As a child in the Dominican Republic, Diaz looks forward to New York, “a city ablaze.” He arrived to New York only to learn of his father’s decision to move to nearby New Jersey, which is nothing less than a complete disappointment for him. He lives in New Jersey for the remainder of his childhood and finally makes the move to the city at age 26, where he looks to live the lifestyle he saw that only New York could provide. This sentence explains that New York was not only physically distant to him, but also emotionally distant in that it was the complete opposite of what it seemed to be.