The whole Autisticana crew went on excursion to Fire Island. Originally we planned on going to Ocean Beach but missed the ferry so we went to Kismet. Some of us almost missed the boat because we got on the wrong ferry terminal boat but the correct time. The crew on the ferry was nice enough to save us time but made in time to catch the ferry to Fire Island. We landed at Kismet, Fire Island. The whole group took a wagon and went for a walk to Kismet Beach. When we got to the beach, some of us went to the water and others relaxed to enjoyed the view. Afterwards, we went for a walk around Kismet and walked through the town and the most interesting houses on the island. We saw signs and souvenirs as items for decoration. I saw some wagons and bicycles in the front yard since cars weren’t allow to go through Fire Island. Afterwards we went for dinner at a deli and we had ice cream, chicken tenders with fries, and a large pretzel. Finally we went saw the most interesting sunset and took the Ferry back to Bay Shore.
On my end I started off with riding on a wagon halfway before having all of the bags on the wagon. I went to the beach and had a blast by getting hit by the giant waves while I tried to avoid getting hit by the riptides. At one point I almost touched a jellyfish with a minor sting, during which I was hypnotized because it was a close call. While I went for a walk with the group, I found out that every wagon and bikes with baskets had a license plate so they know the name of the vehicle. It would be cool if they can customize the plate or get an old license plate for an souvenir so they can put on a vehicle. There’s also a wagon depot by the dock which every wagon should have a license plate to know the color and customize their plates from New York, Florida or whatever customized plate for an ocean-theme related name.
I loved walking around the beach and standing by the waves while feeling the sand being pulled in by the water. We also got to sit on our towels and talk about how interesting Kismet Beach was. At first I was nervous by the ferry because I kept thinking my stuff was going to fall off the boat but I got through it both to the island and back. I also enjoyed seeing an interesting fence rumored to belong to a “psycho killer” and eating at the deli with each other. I enjoyed a delicious dinner of fries and sparkling lemonade mixed with blackberry seltzer and seeing a beautiful sunset on the way back to Bay Shore.
Both Matildas vs Lions had played their most competitive performance.This has been the biggest sporting event so far in Australia History while Australia plays against England. The Matildas were determined to get their first World Cup Finalists as the host since the USA did back in 1999. Tony Gustavsson was hoping if Australia could get a victory against England which they’re good as the Matildas. While Sabrina Weigman was focused that the Lionesses could possibly do a rematch which that was her only lost as manager against Australia 2-0 in a friendly match in April of 2023. The match was hosted in Stadium Australia in Olympic Park of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The supporters of 75,784 came to watch a great excited match for Australia vs England.
The match started off with Australia taking control while England quickly took defense. At the 7th minute, Sam Kerr almost got herself a goal for Australia which was blocked by Mary Herps. At the 9th minute, Stanway was close to get get a goal which Mackenzie Arnold managed to save it.17th minute, Russo passed it to Hemp which it hit the net on. At the 30th minute, Australia took the corner kick which Hayley Raso almost give the Matildas a goal. At the 36th minute, Rachel Daly passed it to Hemp to Russo and small pass to Ella Toone which she give England on the opening score to lead the Matildas 1-0. the 38th minute, Elie Carpenter pass it to Gorry but it was a great save from Herps. Both teams played well which it ended up England 1-0
During the 2nd Half, The Matilda’s has to find a way in order to go to the World Cup. 47th minute Sam Kerr almost got her goal. At the 57th minute, Lauren Hemp had everything she can which she wasn’t called for a foul but kept going and Mackenzie Arnold was able to save it. At the 63rd minute Sam Kerr took the ball and ran all the way which give Australia a 30 yards kick goal to level up 1-1. The fans at Stadium Australia was electrified as Sam Kerr scored her goal in her host nation. IAt the 67th minute, Kyra Cooney-Cross took the long range kick which Sam Kerr did the header but Herps was able to save it for England. It didn’t last when England took the sacrifice at the 71st minute when Millie Bright did a long pass to Lauren Hemp and passed through the Australian defense and give England the lead again. Australia thought that they could pull through but it didmd last with England with the might roar of getting into their way. In the last 20 minutes Australia had refused to give up hope as Sam Kerr did a head but aimed at the wrong direction which it would’ve been the moment for Australia to catch up England. So the Matildas kept trying but Mary Herps wouldn’t let Australia get a chance to catch up to them. When Australia had the corner kick, Sam Kerr just had her moment but pushed the pressure and booted up instead of direct goal. By the 86th minute, Lauren Hemp give out a massive pass to Alessia Russo a goal for England 3-1, which might do for England to play against Spain in the World Cup Final. The England squad cheered and celebrated like a victory which Australia had everything they could but didn’t get the job done. In the final minutes, Australia had tried possession but it was too late to level it up 3-3 which sadly Australia has been eliminated in the Semifinals against England 3-1.
The Matildas should be proud of themselves that they change the way to bring young girls and fans around the country to get into soccer. There was a lot of emotions from Australia which they thought they could be the host nation to reach to the finals. The Lionesses on the other hand had one of the best performances in the World Cup campaign which the team was able to play in their true spirit of soccer. The Aussie Fans has shown spirit to this sport. It will live on to continue the future of the Matilda’s which hopefully they can bring a silverware to their history. The whole squad has to now focus on getting Bronze against Sweden in Brisbane which they can bonce back and turn around. The love of every soccer fan around the world who now believe in the Matildas are true spirits and hopefully one day they can show the world to see what they can accomplish in other other conceptions like the Summer Olympics and other International Tournaments.
The Matildas had played really well throughout their world cup until they have to play against France which their known as the Les Bleues. While both Australia and France are motivated to advance to the Semifinals, the two teams have shown exceptional power and overall achievement. Australia’s Tony Gustavsson and France’s Hervé Renard both enjoyed a successful World Cup campaign. With an outstanding view of their 49,961 fans, the match was held at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Queensland.
The match started off with both teams doing well balance while Sam Kerr gets to start off in the bench just in case of any form of play when needed. At the 12th minute, france took the corner kick which Eugenie Le Sommer had a chance to pass it to Maelle Lakrar bit kicked off target. Australia had some moments but couldn’t get the finishing touches. During the 24th minute Maria Carvajal had signals an Australia throw-in in France’s half. Which quickly became Katrina-Lee Gorry of Australia gets in a strike, but is off target. At the 32nd minute, France took the corner kick and Maelle Lakrar tried to give the Les Blues on the scoreboard which Mackenzie Arnold save it from going in. A the 41st minute, Hayley Raso was about to get the goal for Australia which the french defense almost cost the chance with lack of communication. While Katrina Lee Gorry passed it to Mary Fowler she was about to score for Australia but a great defense from Elisa De Almeida had a massive block which France was lucky to not let Australia get a chance to take the lead which it ended up halftime 0-0. Both teams had caused mistakes and failed possession of the ball.
When the 2nd half began, France already give a fowl to Fowler which Australia will get the free kick but it was blocked. France had most possession but almost had a chance. At the 55th minute the whole crowd was excited for Sam kerr for her to take over the 2nd half of the match. The moment after she got on, Kerr almost got herself a goal and Hayley Raso nearly got herself the goal for the Matildas. At the 58th minute Australia took charge of the corner kicks which couldn’t finish the job at the end which Pauline Peyraud-Magnin the French Goalkeeper was being this massive to refuse the Matildas the chance of a winning opportunity. During in these moments, France had suddenly came more dangerous with the ball and the tactics. The match at Suncorp Stadium has been interrupted briefly for a check on Eugenie Le Sommer, who is down injured which she got hit in the nose. At the 82nd minute, Australia was able to drive forward but Caitlin Foord is called for offside. During the 89th minute, Australia’s Ellie Carpenter breaks free, but the strike goes wide of the post. At the 90th minute, France’s Selma Bacha misses with an attempt on goal. The match was so competitive and still scoreless which means it ends the regulation match and go to extra time.
When extra time began, both teams had played their toughest performance which only one side can win it to the semifinals. At the 95th minute, France surge into the attack at Suncorp Stadium but Elisa De Almeida’s header is off-target. At the 100th Minute, France took the corner kick and Wendie Renard had the goal for France but the referee wanted to turn the play over for offside she was also caught for a push to Australia. During the 105th minute, Caitlin Foord had full advantage of the ball and hand it to Cortnne Vine but almost got themselves a goal. Afterwards, it was another round of extra time and France continue to let the Matildas to struggle the possession which France has contacted to play dangerous. At the 106th minute Viviane Asseyi had the ball in the penalty box and gives it to Vicki Becho which Mackenzie Arnold made a powerful save. By the 110th minute, Lauren Fazer of France passed the ball to Grace Geyoro which Steph Catley of Australia defend it from getting the goal. During the final minutes of exratime, France made 2 subs included the goalkeeper. The Goalkeeper Pauline Peyraud-Magnin was being replaced by Solene Durand which Peyraud-Magnin did phenomenal with the defense of disallowing goals for Australia. On the other hand, Eve Perisset is replacing Elisa De Almeida for France. After the final moments from both Australia and France, the match ended up to penalty shots.
While Australia and France both haven’t find a strategy to score a goal, they ended went to Penalty kicks and a lot of fans has enjoyed the match at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. The penalty kick also known as PK mode started off with Selma Bacha but made a weak kick for an easy save from Arnold Mackenzie. When Caitlin Foord of Australia took over, she scores by the left of the post. When Kadidiatou Diane of France took the penalty kick it was an easy shot by the left post. While Steph Caitley of Australia took her shot, it was save by Solene Durand to save France with hope. When Wendie Renard the most farce player of France took the shot which it was an easy goal which had no problem of the danger. By the time Sam Kerr the Capitan of Australia took over, she made a goal which roared the whole stadium to see her score the goal in front of the audience of her home country. She had shown pride what soccer can do for her aussie fans, which made her feel good about the penalty kick. When Eugenie Le Sommer of France took the shot, it was a goal on the right side. As soon as Mary Fowler of Australia took the shot, it was a goal on the left and Australia has believe that could win the Quarterfinals. When Eve Perisset of France and just it the post and misses which Austrlia can bring hope for the victory if they made it. When Mackenzie Arnold of Australia played against Solene Durand she almost give Australia the big win which it the right post. It was 3-3 and made it round 6 which it got electrified in Brisbane and all og the fans got amped up with moment of sudden death. Then Grace Geyoro of France kicked the ball and succeeds from the penalty spot which Mackenzie Arnold almost had it but her fingertips was short to give the Matildas a win. When Katrina-Lee Gorry of Australia took her luck, she scores and did the rockabye baby holding dance while Solene Durand of France failed to save it with her fingertips and Australia went wild. By the Sakina Karchaoui of France scores from the penalty spot, it hit the post but able to get over the line when France an extra life of pendents. When Tameka Yallop of Australia took the kick, she quickly tip toe the play and succeeds from the penalty spot 5-5 into round 8. When Maelle Lakrar of France took the penalty kick it succeeds for France for an another lead. While Ellie Carpenter of Australia took the penalty kick she scores off the post but manage to get in. Afterwards, it was Kenza Dali of France took the shot, she missed but Mackenzie was happy to save but has to redo it because she moved too early. When Clare Hunt of Australia gets ready to take a penalty, she was able to kick it center but the goalie was able to save it. By the time Vicki Becho of France took the opportunity to lead The Blues and just it the post but couldn’t hang on. Lastly, it was round 10 which it was leveled 6-6 but Cortnee Vine took the penalty kick which it could be the moment for Australia. The Matildas has won the Penalty Shootout and they whole team has ran out and celebrated on the pitch for another successful match which they managed to win the Quarterfinals for the first time in World Cup History for both men and women for Australia. They will play against England in the Semifinals on Wednesday.
The most important lesson for the Matildas was to never surrender the power of taking charge of the World Cup and bring in joy for the sport that elevates the team. Everyone in the squad worked so hard to believe in themselves and it wasn’t easy for Australia to keep their grip of saving themselves as the host nation of the World Cup.
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The Matildas were able to overcome Canada in the last round of the group stages after surviving group stage B. The Matildas must find a way to advance to the Quarterfinals. Sam Kerr, Australia’s Captain, on the other hand, is happy to be back in place but will play as a sub to avoid repeat injuries if she gets on the pitch or if any adjustments are necessary. The game is sold out, with an audience of 75,874 breaking another record. The game was held at Stadium Australia in Sydney, New South Wales.
The match began with Denmark gaining the most of the advantage in the opening 20 minutes, before Australia seized possession of the ball but had few near chances. Mary Fowler maintained the ball after defending Denmark’s attempt, which she held on to in the 29th minute. Additionally, Fowler dispatched a long ball to Caitlin Foord by sprinting it, giving the Matilda’s a 1-0 lead and igniting the joy of the enthusiastic Australian fans. Emily van Egmond had a wonderful run in the 34th minute to set up Caitlin Foord, but she was unable to score another goal.Australia received a few beautiful passes from each player in the 42nd minute but couldn’t close the scoring opportunity. However, the match was really enjoyable for the Aussie fans that watched it. During the remaining 25 minutes before halftime, the Australians had assumed control.
The Matilda’s continued to be focused on winning and moving on to the quarterfinals as the second half got underway. At the 54th minute, the Matildas had a number of passes from the players, but traffic came in the way, and the Danish goaltender Lene Christensen was able to stop it in a straight line. Denmark began to take possession of the ball in the 55th minute, but Mackenzie Arnold had other ideas to keep Denmark from leveling the match. The Aussies had continued to push themselves to keep the match on track by moving up.At the 58th minute, van Egmond gave it to Caitilin Foord, who almost scored Australia’s second goal, but the Danish defenders refused to give Australia the lead, despite the fact that they played effectively for the most part. Katrina Gorry made a beautiful pass to Mary Fowler and then gave it to Caitlin Foord in the 64th minute but had a right away to gain a near position of obtaining their second goal of the match. Emily van Egmond had stopped the ball but Lene Christensen the Danish Goalkeeper was able to stop before it went in again. In the 68th minute, Australia received a free kick from Steph Caitiley to Cooney-Cross and awarded another corner kick. Sam Kerr was getting set to warm up as the crowd applauded for her as she prepared to play in the World Cup for the first time.
Caitlin Foord had possession of the ball during the 70th minute and enacted it to Kyra Cooney-Cross, who subsequently passed it to Caitlin Foord, who additionally passed it to Mary Fowler, who quickly stopped the ball and handed it back to Mary Fowler in the penalty box square, who provided a brief pass to Emily van Egmond, and finally delivered it to Hayley Raso, who scored an additional goal for Australia. Hayley Raso did an airplane lift as she scored for Australia which they knew the team could take a victory into the Quarterfinals. Even their teammates were thrilled during the celebration of another score that increased the advantage to 2-0. Both teams collided in the 75th minute, although Australia was prepared to unleash subs in the interim. After the last play, Hayley Raso and Emily van Egmond were sent off, allowing Sam Kerr and Cortnee Vine to come on as substitutes. Sam Kerr, Australia’s Captain, returned after a warm greeting from all of the supporters chanting her name, and she couldn’t be happier that she was finally allowed to compete in her host nation event. In the 85th minute, Denmark eventually regained possession of the ball and threw it to the left. The captain, Sam Kerr, had her first opportunity to score in the 87th minute, but she missed the target by kicking the ball above the goal post. The fans were pleased with Sam Kerr’s first genuine chance with the ball. Denmark was playing more aggressively in the 89th minute, but they kicked the ball volleyed, allowing MacKenzie to make a simple save for Australia. At the 91st minute, the Matildas produced superb passes from each play, but Cooney-Cross almost gave Australia a third goal, which barely missed the top goal post. The crowd was highly encouraging and enthusiastic when Tameka Yallop replaced Foord in the 95th and final minute just because Foord was the star player who helped the Matilda’s take the 1-0 lead during the first half of the match. The anticipation was electrifying at Stadium Australia in Sydney, where a sold-out crowd of 75,874 awaited the last and final play. When the final whistle blows, the Matildas have won the Round of 16 and will face either France or Morocco in the Quarterfinals, as everyone in the stadium is excited for their home country, despite the fact that the Matildas had an outstanding sensation about their performance against Denmark. Some of the most supportive fans also brought in their Sam Kerr sign to show the love of the match and the team itself.
In the Quarterfinals, Australia will face either France or Morocco, demonstrating to their supporters that Australia can potentially be one of the finest teams in the world in their own nation for hosting this year’s World Cup.
Having Sam Kerr back at the Matildas was a terrific sensation for all of the supporters, especially since she had been absent for the majority of the competition. It was great to watch her take part in the Women’s World Cup after recovering from a calf injury. Hopefully, she’ll get some rest so she’ll be ready for all of her home supporters. The Matildas were brilliant throughout the competition, especially after Kerr was benched in the Group Stages, which they won despite her absence. The love of soccer has shown some great characteristics on each individual player on the Australian Team to see what they are made of and their own unique style of play, which Coach Tony Gustavsson was delighted with, although they never surrendered their style of play regardless of whether they were the host nation of the FIFA Women’s World Cup. Even though on the bench, she remained a team player and assisted her colleagues in doing what they do best. Sam Kerr was an exceptional role model both on and off the field, indicating her genuine character and determination to never give up hope in spite of which player takes command of the squad, and it was all worth smiles.
When my twin brother Ryan and I were born prematurely both of us were 3 lbs and over two months early. I was diagnosed with moderate Cerebral Palsy (CP) at birth. Which means I have a brain hemorrhage in a very rare spot. My Cerebral Palsy affects my entire right side. When I was 22 years old I was diagnosed with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS). POTS means my heart rate goes very high and if I stand up or change positions too fast I pass out and my blood pressure goes very low. My Cerebral Palsy makes my POTS even more challenging. When I was 24 years old I was diagnosed with Epilepsy. Epilepsy (seizures) my Epilepsy spot is right next to my brain hemorrhage. Which makes my Epilepsy even more challenging. On top of me having Cerebral Palsy and Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome. I have to carry my emergency seizure medicine and wear my Apple Watch at all times. My medical team at (St. Charles Hospital) is amazing. They go above and beyond for me. I don’t know where I would be with them. At every stage of my life, I learn and accept that my life is harder than typical people’s before all of my diagnoses. But that doesn’t stop me. Even with all of my diagnoses I’m still not letting them hold me back from what I do with my life.
2Education/Molly: All of my schooling was very challenging but I did it. Thank God that Individualized Education (IEP) was so detailed and grew with me. From Elementary school to College, I had to work twice as hard as my peers because of all of my learning disabilities as well as my diagnoses. Resource room teachers from Elementary school to High school were great at realizing that I was having trouble and trying to find a solution. I would always ask the teacher if I was having trouble or if they could tell me facial expressions. As I entered Junior school and High school the material got because I was in Regents level classes. Which meant more homework and tests. My stress levels increased. But they were almost therapists to me because they would try to find a solution. If that didn’t work they would have a meeting with my teacher. Between myself, my resource room teacher, and my class teacher we would usually find a solution or have extra accommodation for that class. By Senior year my IEP was the size of a textbook with all of my accommodations. Once I entered College for my Bachelor’s Degree I had to find a College that had a great disability program. If they didn’t have that program I wouldn’t succeed. If I had a problem with a teacher, even after I asked the teacher. They would tell the teacher and help to find a solution. I even had a guidance counselor (Leighann) that was my lifeline. I would email her every day, and I would have a weekly meeting with her. If I didn’t have I didn’t her wouldn’t have been successful. When I got my Master’s Degree my College also had a great disability program and my teachers would email me, to see if I was having any problems with the material. From Elementary school to graduating with my Master’s Degree I went to a lot of tutoring and extra help sessions to better understand the material. Since graduating with my Master’s Degree it’s been very difficult for me to find a job with all of my diagnoses. I’m currently trying to get a job with the government in healthcare administration and leadership, that’s what my degrees are. When I was in College I was suicidal from all of the homework, tests, and stress. My therapist told me to bond with my rescue dog, Molly, which helped a ton. Without bonding with her. There’s no doubt in my mind, Coach Steve, Coach Bob, Chloe, Charmaine, Leighann, and my medical team’s minds that I wouldn’t be alive today. During this time I joined Rolling Thunder Special Needs Program Para-Athletics without the head Coaches Steve and Bob, Chloe and Charmaine watched out to see if I was displaying any suicidal signs during practice, road races, and track meets I joined this Track and Field Team help me feel included without any judgment because everyone understands what I was through. They listened to me and did everything I needed to still be alive. Even when Molly passed during the Coronavirus-19 Pandemic, everyone was there for them checking in on me to see if I was okay and not displaying any suicidal signs. Without all of these people and Molly, I would’ve committed suicide. That’s another of the many reasons why I’m so appreciative of these people because they didn’t have but they wanted to.
3Obstacles To Challenges /Training For Summer Paralympics Paris 2024/Field Hockey:
I’ve had many obstacles in my life. My medical team, Physical Therapists, and Occupational Therapists have been there the whole time. They have helped me turn everyday life activities that were insanely hard for me that turned into challenges because It’s very hard for me to use my right limbs, right fingers, and right toes even though I was stubborn and didn’t want to do them. But I had to be able to function in activities of daily life and be a successful functional person in society. I had to be successful to meet every goal the way they wanted which was “the correct way” or I failed the goal and had to keep working on the goal. I tried to find a shortcut for every goal but it didn’t work whatsoever. Even though all of these goals were hard to meet, I am a successful functional person in society. Thanks to their great work and for handling my stubbornness.
As for my training for The Summer Paralympic Games in Paris 2024 for Track and Field. My Track and Field Team is (Rolling Thunder Special Needs Program Para-Athletics) which is for disabled athletes, most of my teammates have Autism. The head coaches are Steve and Bob. There have been so many obstacles because of all of my diagnoses. Trying to figure out a way that I could successfully run without falling, passing out, or having a seizure. At every practice, I wear my helmet to help in case of emergency. But I didn’t give up and my coaches and pacers on my team didn’t either. Trying to successfully finish practice has also been an obstacle to my safety. I have to have modified practice, wear my helmet, have extra water breaks, and have to wear cooling towels when it’s hot out in case I have an emergency. Even use Quench Gum and Jelly Belly Sport Beans before and during every practice, road races, and track meet. To help me not have an emergency. All of my coaches and my pacers know my faces when I display those symptoms that I’m about to pass out or have a seizure. Another obstacle that turned into a challenge was running road
races successfully and not falling, passing out, or having a seizure. When I run road races I have my two pacers (Chloe and Charmaine) with me. One pacer is in front of me watching it to see if there’s a curb, a pothole, or if the road is uneven. My other pacer is next to me. I have to wear my leg brace, water hydration backpack, and helmet. In case anything happens to me. As well, in case I have a seizure they were taught how to give me my emergency seizure medication. That was difficult to solve, especially for my safety. My two pacers are amazing for keeping me safe. Even during the road race, they will not tell me what mile we’re at. They will only look at my Apple Watch which displays my heart rate. They’re constantly looking at my face to see if I’m about to pass out or have a seizure. Because they know my faces when I display those symptoms.
In terms of throwing the Shot Put and Discus that was a challenge trying to figure out how I would hold them and successfully throw them. My coaches and I figured out a way that works for me. As of writing, I’m on the Long Island Track and Field Team and the New York State Track and Field Team which I was surprised about. But it’s all because of my hard work. Of course, all my coaches go the extra mile. But didn’t any of these challenges stop me from quitting the team. I’m indebted to all of my coaches for them not giving up on me. I didn’t stop because it was an obstacle for me. All of these obstacles have helped me compete in track meets, most of them I’m competing against typical athletes.
Specifically, Training for The Summer Paralympic Games in Paris 2024 for Track and Field has been a challenge because I have to put in a ton of more work at practice, during the Road Races, and I have extra workouts that my other teammates don’t have. I have to a Paralympic Standards for the Cerebral Palsy (CP) category to be considered to compete in The Summer Paralympic Games in Paris 2024. Those Paralympic Standards for 100 meters, 200 meters, and Shot Put are very challenging, especially having moderate Cerebral Palsy (CP) because of the modifications I had to figure out and master to try to meet those Paralympic Standards as of this moment I’m writing this am I very close of meeting those Paralympic Standards. Each of my coaches, my pacers, and my personal I’m so thankful for to have them in my life. I’m currently 0.10 seconds off of the CP Paralympic standard for the 100 meters dash. I’m currently 15 seconds off of the CP Paralympic standard for the 200 meters dash. I’m 1.22 meters off of the CP Paralympic standard for the Shot Put. I’m currently 9 meters off the CP Paralympic standard for Discus. Running my last 5K (3.1 miles) road race I got a Personal Record by over 4 minutes.
I also have a personal trainer (Ryan) from (Whit Fit/Oompf Fit-Club) helping to increase my strength on both sides of my body. Helping me enhance my sprinting form. He has done the same thing with my Shot Put and Discus form. Having me practice these skills during every session. These sessions aren’t easy at all. But my favorite exercise is pulling the sled. As I’m writing this, the most weight I pulled on the sled is 315 lbs. My best pulling the sled while sprinting is 220 lbs. As of me writing this. Pulling the sled makes me so happy and my trainer knows it. But it’s super challenging especially since my Cerebral Palsy right side doesn’t work as well as my non-affected side in every exercise. Especially my Cerebral Palsy fingers because it’s hard to hold the grips on all of the machines that I have use special grips that I can hold on to while doing strength exercises. I have no control of my right fingers and my right toes due to my Cerebral Palsy right side while also using machines hard to use. My trainer has to do twice the amount of work trying to modify everything because of my Cerebral Palsy but he’s willing to do it for me to achieve my goals. Which he doesn’t have to do. Again he goes the extra mile which I’m thankful for.
I also play Field Hockey for (Long Island Field Hockey on their Field Hockey 4 All Team). That’s been an obstacle as well trying to figure out how to hold the Field Hockey stick with only my left arm because I can’t grip the Field Hockey stick with my right arm. Figuring out how to hold the stick, hit the ball, and run at the same time was a challenge to master. I’m grateful to my head coaches (Danielle and Mallory) for helping me to figure out how to play the game safely. I also have to wear my leg brace, my helmet, and a sports sling on my right arm since I can’t hold the stick, during practices and tournaments. I also made the National Disabled Program Field Hockey Team. I was shocked that I made the team. But I didn’t give up and neither did they.
Having relationships with everyone that I wrote about in these blogs have been there in the happy times in my life as well the dark times of life. They were all listening to me, and were willing to find a solution, all at the time being so supportive it’s not even funny. I know that no one of the people had to do that but they were happy to do it. I will have a relationship with them. I have no doubt they will do anything for me and that’s why they will have a special part in my heart. There’s no way I’ll ever be able to repay them. I’m so thankful and blessed beyond belief to have all of them in my life and will have a relationship with them for the rest of my life.
The match was Canada vs. Australia during the final round in the group stages, which these teams are in Group B, while Nigeria would take first and Ireland would be eliminated first, which was the struggle of survival of the best two in the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup division. It is determined that Australia desire to perform their best while captain Sam Kerr is sidelined due to a calf ailment. The third match for Australia was held at the Melbourne Rectangular Stadium in Melbourne, Victoria. Coaches Tony Gustavsson of Australia and Bev Priestman of Canada have both become desperate about the scenario in regards to which team can go to the Round of 16 with Nigeria while the other would be eliminated with Ireland. If the Matildas win the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup qualification round, they will play at Stadium Australia in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. For sponsorship reasons, it is now known as Accor Stadium as a multi-purpose stadium in the Sydney Olympic Park of the surrounding area.
The match began with both sides taking the ball in the battle to advance to the knockout phase, but only one team could finish top in the group stage, with Nigeria in Group B. The team’s supporters cheered them on and beat on drums to raise the volume in the stadium during the eighth minute. When Australia’s Kyra Cooney-Corry released the corner kick, it was a deep one from Alanna Kennedy with a fast kick from Katrina Gorry that Canada’s Jessie Fleming booted away, giving Australia another try from the back. Mackenzie Arnold, the goalie, produced an incredible kick to Caitlin Foord, who followed by passing it to Steph Catley, who made an enormous pass to the penalty box, where Hayley Raso scored Australia’s first goal. The flag was waved for suspected offside, but the referee requested the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) to see whether it went through, and the goal was to be awarded for onside, which Australia was delighted to have early on. The goal, that Hayley Raso provided, has offered all of the fans with some relief, because they may now release their energy.
In the 25th minute, Jessie Fleming gave Canada a corner kick, but Makenzie Arnold volleyed it in with remarkable power. At the 33rd minute, Australia had a terrific steal from Hayley Raso before releasing it to Ellie Carpenter, but she booted an unforced pass to Foord, who quickly gave it to Mary Fowler. Jayne Riviere immediately defended Fowler’s pass, and Raso booted it to the goal zone, where Ellie Carpenter almost put it in before sliding around and Mary Fowler rebounded to score another goal for Australia. The supporters went berserk when Australia led 2-0 following many passes, which produced a 3 V 1 until Fowler was able to score. The squad performed admirably, and Australia was more confident with the ball in the first half. It didn’t stop Canada from claiming that the goal should be disallowed due to a collision from Kadeisha Buchanan of Canada and maybe offside from Carpenter, which was too close to call. Referee Stephanie Frappart opted to verify the footage, which discovered a fracture offside meaning the goal did not count. At the 40th minute, Cooney-Cross of Australia took a corner ball to Canada’s goalie Kailen Sheridan, but Hayley Raso slipped out to give Australia a 2-0 lead. At the corner flag, all of the Australian players raced together to embrace Raso. The crowd couldn’t be more thrilled throughout the game, particularly when the other goal was disallowed and the Matildas were able to make a comeback. Canada was struggling to keep its opponents in place due to a lack of communication and inventiveness on the ball. The match proceeded to halftime with Australia leading 2-0 with hopes to go to the knockout stages.
When the second half began, the Matildas were fully confident on the ball, with the contest in their hands. Katrina Gorry had control of the ball in the 51st minute but shortly lost it after a second of a turnover, which Steph Caitley gave to Raso but almost earned a hat trick. The following minute, Cooney-Cross attempted to kick it from 40 yards out, however Sheridan was able to stop it with her fingertips, preventing Australia from scoring again. Steph Caitley sent a tremendous cross kick to Foord in the 58th minute and raced the ball to Mary Fowler. While Fowler kicked the ball with her left foot, it hit the post but miraculously went in, giving the Matildas a lead of 3-0. She was fortunate that the goal was not dined this time when she got the opportunity to score. The Matildas have taken over first place in Group B and demonstrated their traits as they enhanced their squad to play as magnificent players to do excellent teamwork. Australia has taken control of the contest, while Canada has continued to struggle despite a significant shift in the subs. At the 66th minute, Canada finally shifts into gear with an assist from Cloé Lacasse to Evelyne Veins, who then passes to Deanne Rose, who nearly scored for Canada.
The ball was in Gorry’s possession during the 80th minute when Canada made a fantastic block, but Fowler only managed to hit the post. Vanessa Gillies received the ball after a header and sent it to Veins, but Arnold saved it for Australia and gave Canada a corner kick in the 89th minute. Canada soon unable to recapture the ball, allowing Australia to retake control of the match, which ended up causing 8 minutes of stoppage time. Katrina Gorry was prepared to receive the ball in the 91st minute as Jessie Flaming stomped on the foot inside the penalty box, but the referee swiftly stopped the play due to the confusion of everyone in the crowd who questioned the infraction. The referee checked the status of the foul, which was reviewed for a penalty, as Australia got it all in front of a sold-out crowd of 75,000 supporters in Melbourne. Steph Caitley steps up to kick the penalty shot and give Australia a 4-0 lead, with the fans roaring the excitement and delight of this fantastic match for a night to remember. Australia was able to win the match despite the absence of their Captain Sam Kerr, the top of Group B Table and managed a victory against Canada, which now gives the Matildas complete advantage of the playoffs, while Canada is ousted from the group stages alongside Ireland.
The match demonstrated that Australia, the host country, was known to display complete fan support that they can show power to soccer and have full of love which the squad managed a well-played performance without Sam Kerr. Australia, the host nation, finished first in Group B, ahead of Nigeria, and will face Denmark in the round of 16 on Monday, August 7th. The Matildas expressed their appreciation to all of the supporters who watched them play throughout the world for a significant win that demonstrated to the world that they can be one of the greatest teams in the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
The tournament was hosted in Australia and New Zealand for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, and the competition began with England vs. Haiti. England was recognized as the 2022 Women’s European Champions, and one of their accomplishments was winning the World Cup. On the other side, the Haitian Women’s National Team made its World Cup debut in order to demonstrate their country that they can have a positive outlook despite coping with natural disasters in their home country, as well as to show fans that women can play soccer just as well as men. England’s first match was hosted in The Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Queensland. Coach Sabrina Wiegman, who previously coached the Netherlands to glory in the 2017 Women’s Euro Finals, is currently coaching England’s next generation of female footballers.
The Lionesses started off with Chloe Kelly, who helped England achieve the European Championship last season. She got her time in the fourth minute and attempted to kick for distance, but Kerly Théus, the goaltender, saved it. Georgia Stanway had the opportunity to maintain the ball in midfield in the fifth minute although was unable to hold it off. Roselord Borgella of Haiti nearly scored the team’s inaugural goal in the 14th minute, but an enormous run caused her to kick it far right. Chloe Kelly attempted a cross-kick to Alessia Russo in the 21st minute, but the goaltender made a superb save.
During the 25th minute, while England attempted a corner kick, the Lionesses were ready to take possession of the ball when Lucy Bronze signaled that Haiti had been caught for handball inside the penalty area. The referee conducted a review and it was judged a penalty, with Georgia Stanway taking charge of the penalty kick. After Georgia Stanway’s first penalty was saved, the referee determined that it appeared the defending goalkeeper had left her line earlier than expected which England are managed to retry their penalty kick. Stanway then returned to the same spot to give England a 1-0 lead. England is 13-2-0 in the Women’s World Cup when scoring first. The roaring crowd give the atmosphere their approval and viewed it as proof of their strength. Lucy Bronze offered it to Georgia Stanway, who immediately passed it to Alessia Russo and Lauren Hemp, who took an unexpected run to grab the goal, which ultimately was deflected by the goaltender. England believed throughout the final five minutes, including stoppage time, that Haiti had gained momentum on power until halftime. Because it was a competitive match throughout most of the time, the crowd cheered on both teams for showing spirit of the power of play.
Melchine Dumornay of Haiti rushed the ball and carried out a strong kick in the 50th minute, and Mary Earps, England’s goalkeeper, managed to send it away and Keira Walsh capitalized to move outside of the goal zone. During the 58th minute, Ella Toone passed the ball to Alessia Russo, who took the run and Haiti’s defense took the ball and kicked it out of the zone, but England quickly came once more after 30 seconds with a chance from Russo, which Haiti encounters more power on using the ball to give England greater pressure. Stanway had a long pass kick to Russo in the 64th minute but sent it a little too high, which the goaltender stopped like a punt for volleyball. Kerly Théus began to become more dangerous at punting the ball about, which England was intent on capitalizing on for the purpose to get a second goal. Lucy Bronze delivered to Alex Greenwood in the 74th minute but kicked above the goalie, which Russo did not succeed to use the header in the vicinity of the goal. Her aggressive defense maintained everything compact for her teammates as they battled for survival. Chloe Kelly intended to utilize the ball in the 79th minute but intended to raise her hand for handball, therefore Lucy Bronze made the decision to loop the cross to Bethany England, who beat Théus but swiftly pulled away. When Kelly dribbled the ball and shifted around Théus in the 81st minute, Millie Bright provided it to Bronze, who subsequently gave it to Stanway. Nerillia Mondesir seized the ball and sprinted on the opposite side of the field shortly after, but Jess Carter guarded her as Roseline Eloissaint nearly equaled the match for Haiti before Earps made an exceptional save and punted it out. Daly came close to her chances of giving England the advantage when Kelly passed the ball around the outside of her cross in the 82nd minute. Throughout the whole match, England and Haiti engaged in continuous, intense contemplation. Finally, both teams committed several foolish fouls and a few injuries, which made the game extremely close overall. Haiti took a corner kick in the 91st minute, which Earps volleyed out and punched away. England responded forcefully, especially when Haiti kicked it out for a high ball. Haiti, on the other side, played really well for their first game even though the match finished with England winning 1-0, Haiti played really well in their debut match, but they were unable to overcome England, despite their excellent play.
The Lionesses has played their performance despite that without their loyalists Beth Mead and Leah Williamson, England prevailed to secure out an exhausting victory over a feisty young Haitian squad. Its lone goal occurred upon a penalty kick in the first half. Sarina Wiegman, the team’s coach, has to figure out a method to get her team back on track after winning the Euros last year. Which England has to be more assertive in order to for her team to do well in the World Cup Knockoff Stage. However the Lionesses did well with a large crowd that did great on supporting them and showed their effort that women can play football or soccer as well. England kept their loyal spirit up and show the world that they want to be the best of Europe included the world to show their characteristics.
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The Hudson Valley is experiencing gentrification as wealthy New Yorkers invest in local real estate and use Airbnb to experience the upstate lifestyle. This is leading to neighborhood conflicts and affordability issues. Efforts are underway to combat gentrification, including using land banks and community land trusts to move low- and middle-income residents from renting to homeowning. A 2017 study found that community land trusts help reduce gentrification’s effects by slowing displacement and keeping neighborhoods affordable. Several Hudson Valley cities are exploring using land trusts to combat gentrification. The media’s coverage of the region has also played a part in this phenomenon, with the New York Times promoting the business efforts of transplants and encouraging pioneers to take advantage of urban decay. The quest for radical community, whether driven by religion, politics, or art, has often been depicted as requiring a literal journey from the city to the countryside. Adrian Shirk’s book Heaven is a Place on Earth: Searching for an American Utopia explores the history of intentional communities in rural America, such as the Bruderhof community and Gate Hill Cooperative. However, Shirk’s search for a more communal life unintentionally illuminates rural gentrification, the migration of affluent urbanites and suburbanites to the country, which is often under-recognized. Shirk’s desire to not work as much and be around like-minded people led her to seek a more communal lifestyle. n Adrian Shirk’s book, she notes that rural living is not her first choice. While she dreams of moving upstate, her ideal commune does not require a view of nature but a cooperatively owned apartment building in an outer borough. However, Shirk admits that this scenario would lead to gentrification, so instead, she moves upstate where it is more affordable and doesn’t count as gentrification.
The article discusses how gentrification is not just limited to cities but can also happen in rural areas. The author notes that the protagonist of the article, who moved upstate, is hesitant to acknowledge that her migration could contribute to gentrification. She fails to see the divide between high-end businesses and more traditional local spots when she is upstate. The article discusses the issue of gentrification in Newburgh, New York, and how it affects long-time residents and small business owners. Many are concerned about being priced out of the area as development continues and property values rise. This has led to tensions and anger in the community. Still, some are working towards solutions by inviting housing activists and neighbors to discuss including local people in the city’s success. There is also a recognition that it will take the entire community to work together to address the issue and prevent displacement. Similar challenges are being faced in other communities, including Rochester and Buffalo. Other communities, including Rochester, Buffalo, and Hudson, are also facing the issue, where property values are rising rapidly. Ward 2 Councilwoman Ramona Monteverde emphasizes the need for housing activists and small business owners to work together to prevent displacement and fight for laws and policies that benefit the local community. She plans to hold community meetings to discuss possible solutions to the problem. The article details a three-part series of dialogues and conversations called “Gentrification is Colonialism,” hosted by the Forge Project, a Native-led arts and decolonial education initiative based in Ancram. The series aims to explore the historical roots of gentrification in the displacement and genocide of Indigenous people, particularly in the Hudson River Valley, and to offer ways to counter its effects. Each panel, moderated by a local artist or organizer, will feature local activists and an Indigenous activist, architect, artist, or scholar in dialogue. The series is free and open to the public, and pre-registration is appreciated. The first panel, “Anti-Institutions and Indigenous Liberation,” will explore Indigenous models of refusal, resistance, and organizing with art and gentrification.
Before the middle of the 20th century, Albany’s downtown neighborhoods were predominantly white, with large populations of Italian, Irish, and German immigrants. These areas, including the South End, Arbor Hill, and West Hill, were initially redlined in the 1930s as risky for investment by banks and realtors. At this time, these neighborhoods had few Black residents, while the majority of residents were foreign-born European immigrants. However, with the second wave of the Great Migration in the 1950s, the Black population grew rapidly every decade, reaching 16% in 1980. While the descendants of European immigrants were able to assimilate and buy homes or rent apartments anywhere in the city, this was not the case for Black residents, who were locked out of many neighborhoods due to discriminatory practices and policies. The neighborhoods in Albany, New York, were redlined in the past, leading to distinct borders that particularly affected Black residents, with socioeconomic differences stuck in certain parts of the city. Black residents knew not to cross certain borders and experienced police harassment when walking through white neighborhoods. Moving to the suburbs, the neighborhoods in Albany, New York, were redlined in the past, leading to distinct borders that particularly affected Black residents, with socioeconomic differences stuck in certain parts of the city. Black residents knew not to cross certain borders and experienced police harassment when walking through white neighborhoods. Moving to the suburbs. Albany’s Black population faced racist roadblocks that limited their access to suburbs like Colonie. These roadblocks included exorbitantly high rents or harassment from white neighbors. Black residents often worked low-paying jobs that didn’t allow them the capital needed for homeownership, leading many families to stay in the South End for decades.
As the Black population grew, white flight caused the suburbs’ populations to boom while Albany’s population decreased. The suburbs offered little incentive for Black residents to leave Albany due to their overwhelmingly white demographics, and many who did move faced racism. Albany’s Black population growth coincided with white flight to the suburbs, causing a significant drop in the city’s overall population. The demographic shift in neighborhoods like West Hill was also partially influenced by public initiatives, such as school integration and public housing projects. The construction of Bleecker Terrace Apartments in the 1980s, which was public housing, co-integrated West Hill in a way it had not been integrated before, causing some white residents to be displeased. Before this development, West Hill was a predominantly white, working-class neighborhood.
Between 1950 and 1980, Albany’s population decreased while suburbs like Colonie, Guilderland, and Bethlehem saw significant population increases. Colonie, in particular, became a popular destination for those looking to escape the city. However, because the suburbs were so predominantly white, there was often little incentive for Black residents to move there. For those who did, racism and harassment were common. Jasmine Higgins’ great-grandfather, a prominent Albany attorney, had his house in the predominantly white Buckingham Lake neighborhood burn down in a racially motivated incident. Jim Bouldin, one of the first Black families to move to Colonie in 1976, experienced racism and harassment from white neighbors and ultimately moved back to Albany, where he bought a brownstone in Arbor Hill. The South Mall project in Albany, now known as the Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza, displaced around 7,000 residents in 1963, including an estimated 1,000 Black residents. The displacement had unequal ramifications for Black and White residents, with displaced white residents fleeing to the suburbs while many Black residents remained in inner-city neighborhoods. The government’s response to the displacement was to build three public housing projects, one placed near an industrial zone, which tends to lower residents’ quality of life and physical health and exacerbate segregation. The South Mall project in Albany, now known as the Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza, displaced around 7,000 residents in 1963, including an estimated 1,000 Black residents. The displacement had unequal ramifications for Black and White residents, with displaced white residents fleeing to the suburbs while many Black residents remained in inner-city neighborhoods. The government’s response to the displacement was to build three public housing projects, one placed near an industrial zone, which tends to lower residents’ quality of life and physical health and exacerbate segregation. During the construction of the South Mall in Albany, the city’s Democratic machine controlled governance and citizens’ lives. The machine saturated the city with jobs, tax breaks, and support for loyalists who tended to be white and Catholic. When white residents fled to the suburbs, they sold their houses to landlords who then housed Black tenants in buildings that were in terrible conditions, prompting civil rights groups to demand the city to crack down on slumlords. A series by journalist William Kennedy in the Times Union exposed these conditions, but some critics blamed residents for their living situations, leading the paper’s editorial board to mollify them by stating that they did not mean to sympathize with those who chose to live in filth.
The Towns that are on the list that are n a startup is Albany, Binghamton, Syracuse, Rochester, Kingston, Middletown, Port Jervis, Ithica, Johnstown, Saratoga Springs, Rome, New Amerstdam, Hudson, Schenectady, Watertown, Oneonta, Elmira, Jamestown and Plattsburgh.
Central New York
In the past few years, the downtown core has improved significantly, which can be partially attributed to the construction of student housing projects, resulting in a few thousand students in the middle of downtown. There are also some good breweries, bars, restaurants, and stores that are not overrun by college students. Utica is a city in New York dubbed the “second-chance city” and the “city with a warm heart” due to its openness and support for refugees. However, integrating refugees into the community has proven challenging, as many are employed in low-wage, night-shift jobs with limited opportunities for advancement. While the city is optimistic about the return of manufacturing jobs to the area, it’s unlikely that refugees will be able to take advantage of these new positions due to their lack of formal education. Otisco Street, located in the Salt District of the Near Westside, was once a dilapidated, lifeless street with broken windows and graffiti. However, a group, including Syracuse University, The Gifford Foundation, and Home HeadQuarters, worked together to create the Near Westside Initiative to revitalize the area. Today, Otisco Street is home to a diverse group of individuals, including a family, artists, architects, educators, and social workers dedicated to changing the neighborhood from the inside out. Despite the challenges, these settlers were drawn to the area by the opportunity to make a positive impact and affordable homes, some costing only $1.
As part of Syracuse’s ambitious $800 million plan, the affordable housing complexes underneath Interstate 81 will be transformed with a new neighborhood where low-income people can live next to those who pay the average rent in the city. It will also mark the end of the oldest public housing in the state, an assortment of gated-off condominiums built with institutional brick that were constructed in 1938 just south of Syracuse. City planners are anticipated to request the first $50 million from the federal government in the form of grants to review the ideas. They are looking for doctors who can walk up the hill to work to live in the same neighborhoods as those who take the bus to minimum-wage jobs in nursing homes and retail establishments. Depressing blocks of apartment buildings in Syracuse’s most severe neighborhoodswould be replaced by modern, colorful townhomes and multi-story structures with high-end appliances along tree-lined, walkable walkways. There would be no more enclosed courtyard parking lots attracting behavior that is antisocial Parks on every unit, a grocery store, communal gardens, better educational institutions, and more opportunities for employment can be all on the agenda. They hope that the people who ride the bus to work at nursing homes and retail stores will be able to live in the same houses as doctors who can walk up the hill to work. They want doctors who can walk up the hill to work and live in the same neighborhoods as those who ride the bus to laborers employment opportunities such asnursing homes and retail shops.
They are ready to hand a plan to the state and federal government at the same time there is political will to lift a neighborhood suffering from every ill of concentrated poverty. They expect there will be millions of state and federal dollars available as part of the I-81 rebuild and federal spending on infrastructure. The government erected a highway overpass through the Black area known as the “15th Ward” in the 1950s and 1960s, tearing it apart. Now that the highway has outlived its useful life, the government officials have pledged to rebuild it in a way that makes amends for previous mistakes. Blueprint 15 is a non-profit entrusted with reinventing the area. The nonprofit was established by the city of Syracuse, the Syracuse Housing Authority, and the Allyn Foundation, which is fighting poverty using revenues from the sale of Welch Allyn. They are prepared to present a strategy to the state and federal governments at the same time that there is political will to lift a neighborhood suffering from every ill associated with concentrated poverty. In Syracuse, planners have spent ten years anticipating directives from the top down. However, the 4,000 people who reside there are quite concerned about the reconstruction. The housing authority has promised, and the federal government requires, to ensure it will provide a new apartment to each person who currently resides there. Some residents are pleased with the adjustment. Others have apprehension of getting evicted from their residences and lacking companions they rely on. “I know it will be different, entirely different, and I apologize. “I’m sad,” Alice Daigle, who has lived in Pioneer Homes for 40 years, said. Residents pushed for themselves and city planners around the country to ensure the project has been finished with dignity. The structures of being, according to Walsh, “have failed the citizens every occasion the city of Syracuse has had to pursue a substantial development opportunity that incorporates older, affordable housing.” So, history is not on our side. They are correct to be skeptical until we demonstrate that we can accomplish it in a different way.
Rochester (Port Charles)
These days, urban regeneration is a major subject. Most people would characterize it as an increase in rent costs, the influx of upscale eateries and nutritional food shops, an increase in young professionals or “hipsters,” as well as the destruction of older homes and structural features to make room for opulent condominiums. In actuality, it happens when individuals with higher incomes start coming into low-income communities and drive away the existing residents because of the greater cost of living the wealthier newcomers bring. A affluent white population may frequently do this by evicting impoverished black and brown communities from the neighborhoods in which they have long resided. It has happened in several well-known places, including Portland, Oregon, and Los Angeles, California. This has been taking place in Rochester, New York, gradually but certainly.
With the growth of new structures in inner city East Ave, Center City, and other formerly low-income districts, this has been slowly but surely occurring in Rochester, New York. The development of gentrification will be mapped out and investigated using open source data and arcGIS, demonstrating the expulsion of low-income and minority groups from their areas. Redlining, a tactic banks adopted in the middle of the 20th century to control where people of color might live, has origins in gentrification. They were forced to live in “declining and degrading” communities, while loans to “nicer” places were denied. Moreover, small company loans were typically not available in these areas, which prevented individuals of color from enjoying financial stability. The map on the left depicts this. Each neighborhood received a grade, ranging from “Excellent” to “Hazardous,” ranging from A to D. The red and yellow regions on this map demonstrate how generally speaking, central city was “dangerous” and “certainly decreasing.” Given the lack of dedicated resources to “declining” neighborhoods and employers’ preference for locations in nicer neighborhoods, it’s only natural that these neighborhoods have continued to decline. Despite being outlawed in the 1960s, redlining still has a significant impact today. The proportion of each Rochester neighborhood’s population who lived in poverty in 2014 is depicted on the right-hand map, with darker red denoting a greater percentage and the deepest green denoting 0%.
The red and yellow areas from the redlining map are mostly located in the same regions as the darker red sections. By comparing these maps, these data demonstrate that minority populations typically reside in these even impoverished locations. Gentrification has increased in Rochester in recent years, commencing with the construction of high-end residences. New building is being built all throughout the city, and East Avenue’s inner-city section has recently undergone a comprehensive renovation. As an illustration, the old Rochester Subway entrance is being covered by the Nathaniel luxury apartment building, transforming the historic monument into a parking lot. Even though this process has already started, many people in Rochester are actively trying to stop it. Gentrification isn’t always a terrible phenomenon, and its displacing effects may be stopped through creative solutions, wise public
In order to connect its downtown to some of its at-risk communities, Rochester has started planning to fill the northeastern section of its Inner Loop freeway and rehabilitate approximately 1.5 miles of land. The expressway was constructed, according to a spokeswoman for the city of Rochester, “to divert white people who come downtown away from Black people.” The Inner Loop freeway inside the city’s north is being rebuilt in an effort to restore equality to the areas that, according to local authorities, were mistreated when the highway was built three generations ago. The remaining Loop might be filled in during a ten-year period. Although the project’s strategy has been approved, dispute still exists over what lies beyond the Central Boulevard that will be built in its place. Policy, and community pride. How can a society assist its members regardless of their financial level rather than favoring the wealthier ones? A pricey cereal bar restaurant can appear hip and fashionable, but a neighborhood community center can foster relationships among residents while costing next to nothing to use. The city of Rochester has to look into these patterns, aggressively develop policies to help the communities who are being uprooted, and make sure that all areas are open to people of all races and socioeconomic backgrounds. Its obvious that the phase-one project that reconstructed three-eights of a mile of the loop from behind the Strong National Museum of Play to just shy of University Avenue is not the same as Inner Loop North. Less direct neighborhood connections and more room for mixed-use development along Union Street were features of the three-eighths-mile project. The Inner Loop’s first phase served as a “proof of concept” project, demonstrating how elevating an urban roadway might create the possibility of linking communities. Phase two will aim to finish the final mile and a half of the road. This project’s size is four times greater than Inner Loop East’s. Parks, homes with green spaces, and other projects beneficial to local business are being explored. The additional neighbors who will live closer to the project’s transformation, which it would be satisfied for the major changes. The Expressway extensions have been reclassified as a contributing factor in the deterioration of neglected urban communities. Constructed to convey trade when they first appeared, they are today seen as discriminatory public works from a time when officials did not take their influence into consideration, much more like redlining. Residents of Rochester, however, are concerned that gentrification will follow this attempt to make things right as the Inner Loop is filled in. The city of Rochester has to look into these patterns, proactively develop policies to help the communities who are being uprooted, and make sure that all areas are friendly to people from all racial backgrounds, socioeconomic levels, and walks of life.
Residents of Buffalo and community-based groups have been raising awareness of gentrification’s detrimental effects on communities of color, low-income families, and working-class families, who make up the bulk of the city, for nearly a decade now. The city of Buffalo’s official response when the warning was initially raised was “not yet.” Alarmists were those who raised worry. Since then, in one of the most segregated and impoverished mid-sized towns in the nation, Buffalo—where more than a quarter of the population is impoverished, gentrification and displacement have become the norm. Over the recent years, rents have been steadily rising, and evictions, according to media reports, had also increased dramatically. Many tenants are being evicted by landlords in Erie County, notably in Buffalo, than in any other part of the state, including the boroughs of New York City. More than 55% of East Side tenants, as according Henry Louis Taylor’s research at the University at Buffalo, spend 30% or more of their income on housing, with more than a third paying 50% or more alone on rent. These figures and the uprooting of communities of color as well as those with lower incomes have become far too typical in America. Yet the City of Buffalo still lacks a comprehensive development strategy that would foster a just, equal, and inclusive city, based on efficient anti-displacement techniques and legislative action that gives Buffalo residents priority over property speculators and out-of-town investors. A Buffalo Tenant Bill of Rights was created by organizations in collaboration with those whose lives were directly impacted in order to redress the disparity in power between renters and landlords.
On Allen Street, Buffalo went ahead and altered the name of a neighborhood to reflect the name of its great quarterback Josh Allen as it destroyed the AFC East and advanced to the AFC Championship Game. “Welcome to Josh Allentown Buffalo’s Wonderful Historic Neighborhood,” said a sign near the intersection of Allen Street and Main Street. From Elmwood Avenue to west of Mariner Street, Allen Street has been COMPLETELY CLOSED to traffic. Traffic is being diverted along College Street to Maryland Street through a sign-posted diversion. Please adhere to the 30 mph city speed limit. The new 24″ watermain and new copper pipes are now connected to all water services for buildings on Allen Street. To take in the sights and sounds were Allen and Elmwood. Of course, this is one of the neighborhood’s busiest junctions. Living in Allentown has provided an opportunity for me to live a car-free life. It was a walkable city in their definition is regarded as a walker’s paradise due to the near proximity of shops, companies, hospitals, and other necessities. Indeed, there seem to be stores, bars, restaurants, art galleries, included a bicycle shop, Rick Cycle, the oldest in the city having opened its doors in 1898. Within a short stroll are the Theater of Youth, housed in the former Allendale Theater, the magnificently inspiring Symphony Circle, one of many Buffalo circles created by Frederick Law Olmsted, the site of the renowned Kleinhans Music Hall (home to the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra), and the venerable First Presbyterian Church. A short stroll or bike ride will take you to Downtown Buffalo and The Elmwood Village, along with everything they have to offer. Additionally, the UB School of Medicine and the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. The land’s initial owner, James Falley Allen, is the origin of the name Allentown. It’s believed that the neighborhood’s principal street, Allen Street, was formerly a cow trail. The city quickly expanded northward when Allen sold the land, taking up the streets that are today part of Allentown. Three urban parks can be found in Allentown: Days Park, which was created in 1887 and is named after Thomas Day, who donated the land to the city in 1854; Arlington Park, where Frederick Law Olmsted resided while creating Buffalo’s extensive park system; and Sisti Park, which is the smallest of the three and is located at the intersection of North, Franklin, and Linwood. It is named for Anthony (Tony) Sisti, a boxer and artist who was raised and educated in Greenwich Village and kept a studio nearby. Many people attribute Sisti’s role in making the arts synonymous with the area. He also helped create the Allentown Art Festival, and the Buffalo AKG Art Museum has some of his pieces on display. I
The city’s area code, 716, serves as a shorthand for a place that is rich in culture, sports, and positive attitude. Buffalo’s residents are also strongly linked to one another; it’s a running joke that, as opposed to the usual “six degrees of separation,” there are sometimes only one or two degrees separating us here. There are several linkages between the people in the profiles that follow and what they do in the community.
Buffalo, New York’s second-largest city, boasts a diversified population of more than a quarter-million people, including longtime Buffalonians, returned ex-pats, refugees, university students who stayed beyond graduation, and others searching for a comfortable — and inexpensive — metropolitan location to call home. The drive for change in East Buffalo is not new; nonetheless, the city is aiming to “accelerate development and job creation in Buffalo,” according to Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown. Leaders hope to accomplish this by constructing more housing, yet some claim that such an approach isn’t the best solution. “We do not require more housing; we need to fix up the houses we already have,” one Buffalo resident adds, going on to state, “fix up the neighborhood; fix the streets; clean up the neighborhood.” Everyone understands that we require more than one food shop.” According to Mayor Byron Brown, the city is expecting dozens of development projects in 2022, with a total expenditure of $9 billion in private and public funding since 2012. The majority of the money is sent toward Eastern and Western parts of Buffalo.
New York State used to have settlers from Europe like England, Ireland, Scotland and the Netherlands that used to take over the colonists of Upstate New York and make these major towns into a historic landscape but the didn’t last when the late 20th century took down business and collapse of industry businesses in the 1970s and had more people leaving the cities because it was getting rundown. By the 21st Century, Some of ht most Iconic regions of New York had some major renovation to make more people come back to those Iconic cities and make a greener New York and take down the outdated buildings and added brand new apartments and shops for high quality lifestyle. It also wanted to keep the historic houses but rather renovate the inside and keep the outside for people who love the memory of historic houses.
New York State used to have settlers from Europe such as England, Ireland, Scotland, and the Netherlands who made an effort to take over the colonists of the upstate region of New York and turn these major towns into a historic landscape. New York’s history began approximately 10,000 B.C., when the first people arrived. By 1100 A.D., two major cultures had emerged as the Iroquoian and Algonquian evolved. The Italian Giovanni da Verrazzano led the European discovery of New York in 1524, followed by the Dutch’s initial land claim in 1609. The area was once home of the origin of the Native Americans until the European Settlers took over the area. The colony was vital in the fur trade as part of New Netherland and subsequently became an agricultural resource because to the patroon system. In the 1600s, England christened the colony New York after the Duke of York and Albany, port city in the 18th century major trading port in the Thirteen Colonies. Shipping has been crucial to Albany’s growth and success ever since it established a trade station in 1614. While European people and goods were imported, the main exports were furs, particularly beaver fur, timber, and agricultural products. Albany became a city under the Dongan Charter, which also designated it as the sole market town in the upper Hudson River Valley. The port’s initial structure was made up of hurriedly constructed docks that were devastated each winter by ice, erosion, floods, and tidal action. In 1766, the primary set of three docks owned by the city was built; the southern and northern docks were eventually developed into wharves. The Port of Albany-Rensselaer, occasionally referred to as the Port of Albany, is a seaport of entry in the United States having facilities at both Albany and Rensselaer, both in New York, on each side of the Hudson River. Since the 17th century, both cities have had private and public port facilities, and after the Albany Basin and Erie Canal were constructed using public funds in 1825 shipping increased. Jesuit missionaries described salty saline springs on the southern end of what is now known as Onondaga Lake in honor of the illustrious tribe and was called as “Salt Lake” in their reports. The Iroquois began trading with French fur traders in the New York region. English and Dutch colonists both exchanged, and the English officially claimed the region from their headquarters in upstate New York at Albany. The extremely decentralized Iroquois split up into two tribes that backed the American-born patriots and groupings and bands that supported the British during the American Revolutionary War. Following the American Revolutionary War, various treaties with Native American tribes, and land sales by these groups, settlers moved into central and western New York from the eastern parts of the state and New England. Commercial salt production was made possible thanks to the state of New York’s later designation of this region as the Onondaga Salt Springs Reservation. From the late 1700s to the early 1900s, such production occurred. In the 19th century, brine was created from wells that tapped into halite (common salt) layers in the Salina shale in Tully, New York, 15 miles south of the city. The “salty springs” along the Onondaga Lake shoreline get their salt from the north-flowing brine from Tully. This region was known as “The Salt City” because of the industry’s explosive growth in the 18th and 19th centuries. Following the American Revolution, the Iroquois were compelled to cede their territory to Rochester after Britain was defeated. Four significant Iroquois tribes were driven out of New York after embracing the British. They received a sizable land grant on the Grand River in Canada as payment for their loyalty to the British throne. A wave of English-Puritan immigrants from New England who were eager for new agricultural land created Rochester soon after the American Revolution. For more than a century, they dominated Rochester’s cultural landscape. The Paleo-Indians, who were nomadic and lived in the area before the 17th century, were replaced by the Neutral, Erie, and Iroquois peoples. The French started looking into the area around the beginning of the 17th century. A tiny settlement was built at the headwaters of Buffalo Creek in the 18th century when Iroquois territory surrounding it was donated as part of the Holland territory Purchase. The area was sparsely inhabited and residence to the agricultural Erie people in the south and the Wenrohronon (Wenro) of the Neutral Nation in the north during French discovery of the area in 1620. Tobacco and hemp were grown by the Neutral for commerce with the Iroquois, who exchanged furs for European goods with the French.
It didn’t last when the late 20th century took down business and the demise of industry businesses in the 1970s and had more people leaving the cities because it was getting rundown. By the twenty-first century, some of New York’s most recognizable regions had undergone significant improvements in order to entice more people to return to those legendary cities and create a more environmentally friendly New York by demolishing outdated structures and introducing brand new apartments and shops for a high-quality lifestyle. People would like to see certain modifications that would allow New York to continue to preserve its historical attractions while simultaneously renovating the surrounding area in order to make the historic landmarks, which might involve those in New York State University cities, look vibrant and something novel. Regardless of your age or objectives, it’s worthwhile spending time in New York’s college towns because these cities are surrounded by stunning countryside and have vibrant main streets. From the Hudson Valley and the vast regions of North Country, the appeal of New York State is evident in every corner and crevice. Many of the state’s college towns are teeming with eateries, shops, and cultural institutions but are only a short drive from the natural environment. Here are the top five charming towns in the state. Students who wish to experience the moment of strolling through the historical housing complex will find themselves through a transitional time.They develop lifelong friendships and get important knowledge that will prepare them for their future careers.
Vinnie’s is a restaurant known for its innovative cuisine that combines classic style and ingredients. While the Williamsburg location has been open since 1960 and still uses the original recipe, much else has changed. The current owner has worked for more than 15 years which the company has still been going strong. Vinnie’s is now celebrated globally as one of the most creative pizzerias. Visit either of their locations to experience it firsthand.
My experience was amazing because I heard about from The Internet Went Viral on Cheddar TV, which I always wanted to tryout their special type of pizza. I went there in April 2021 while it was a nice day which I wanted to check out the place. They always had it on advertising for all of the other types of pizza but I was lucky enough to order a few slices of pizza on pizza because that was reason why I came in to try of it for the double pizza. It was so delicious which I wanted to come back whenever I get chance to come back to Brooklyn. I came back 2 years later on a Summery Spring April to spend the day in Astoria Queens to Williamsburg after a nice walk in the Park in Astoria Park next to the East River. I stopped by to get a pie of pizza on pizza and Avery was very helpful to talk about the place. The whole part of making of the pie took 20 to 25 minutes which I thought it was going to take longer but the pizza was excellent. I would love to experience it again if I ever plan to back to do it all over again. You can stop by have to go like for a pizza party or special occasion with the pizza on pizza.
Vinnie’s, a popular slice shop in Williamsburg, became famous for creating a pizza-topped pizza slice that nearly caused the internet to break. The demand for the item has been so high that Vinnie’s has now added it to their menu, satisfying the cravings of countless customers. The pizzeria has a lot of ingredients with different types of pizza while you get a full pie. The place has creative ways to add simple ingredients and often make their pizza customisable. The place also has very interesting board signs from the greatest person from history or a tv show or even a celebrity, even a video game character and much more to make it more entertaining. The art has a very unique style of history that it shows purpose of the true meaning of pizza and other toppings on the pizza or a joke of the day that has humor on pizza.
Vinnie’s Pizzeria is famous for its daily special boards that feature mouth-watering specials, creative puns, and lots of dry erase markers. Co-owner Sean Berthiaume has been designing the boards since 2010 and has amassed a collection of over 700 unique designs. The boards have gained widespread attention, being featured on popular websites such as Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, and Time magazine, as well as making an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel. Even Cheaddar News once did an episode on The Business Going Viral.
The Pizzeria had some big sponsors that helped their businesses from Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn Bowl, HBO, NBC, Paramount and much more in the coming years.
Here’s how to make a slice of pizza on pizza if anyone is willing to go for a fun activity.
Add 2 pizza doughs while add 1 large includes a small
Add marinara sauce
Add mozzarella cheese
Put it in the oven
When it’s done separate the small pie and cut it into tiny slices and put it in the giant pizza pie and that’s how you make pizza on pizza.
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