Due Monday, November 23rd
Using the information you have gathered about Robert Moses’ legacy, the data you gathered on your neighborhood walk, your block portrait and block overview, your neighborhood reading, the Brooklyn History timeline, and any outside research you have done, write a 1 – 2 page conjecture overview answering the question: How have Robert Moses and his legacy changed your neighborhood? How have those changes influenced your neighborhood?
In your overview consider and address the following topics:
1. The physical characteristics of your neighborhood.
· Did Robert Moses build something that still exists in your neighborhood?
· How was your neighborhood influenced by what was built by Robert Moses?
· Do people in your neighborhood interact with what Robert Moses built? If so, how?
2. Demographics of the neighborhood.
· What is the current demographic make-up of your neighborhood?
· How was your current neighborhood demographic influenced by Robert Moses and his legacy?
3. Shifting communities of the neighborhood over time between 1930 – today.
· Who has moved in and out of your neighborhood?
· How might who has moved in and out the neighborhood have been impacted by Robert Moses and his legacy?
1. Review the list of ideas about Robert Moses’ legacy from the seminars
2. Find the sentences in your neighborhood reading discussing your neighborhood’s changes between 1930 and 1960. Try to connect that information to Robert Moses and his legacy.
3. Consider the structures that exist in your neighborhood (Housing projects, highways, public parks, etc.)
ROBERT MOSES’ LEGACY (According to senior seminars):
· Parks, pools, highways, bridges, public housing
· Modern metropolis
· Well-functioning city (long-lasting infrastructure)
· Strong economy
· City for the middle-class and the wealthy
· Displaced communities
· Cycle of poverty
· Concentration of poverty
· Permanent ghettos
· Segregated city
REMEMBER: ROBERT MOSES’ LEGACY IS INTERPRETED DIFFERENTLY AT DIFFERENT TIMES IN HISTORY