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Day 27-New York City-by Sally Parker

Posted on July 26, 2014

In Harlem, we continued our discussion of the American dream which we began yesterday. Instead of looking at the dreams and actions of our ancestors, we looked at what Langston Hughes had termed as the “dream deferred” in the Black community. Unlike the ancestors of most of the people on the trip, Blacks were brought Continue Reading »

Day 26-New York City-by Jacob Seed

Posted on July 25, 2014

Today was an eye-opening one, as we visited some of the beautiful scenery that New York City has to offer. To begin the day, we took the subway to Battery Park to discuss the interesting concept of the American Dream. Most Americans would agree that it consists of upward social mobility along with an opportunity Continue Reading »

Day 25-New York City-Alexa Rakusin

Posted on July 24, 2014

Our day commenced bright and early as we embarked on the next leg of our journey: New York City. After nearly seven hours on the bus, our highly anticipated arrival was bittersweet for me, as it was my last bus experience on Etgar 36. After a brief stop at the hotel, we departed for the Continue Reading »

Day 26 – New York City – By Scott Horowitz

Posted on July 21, 2013

In conclusion of our stay in New York City, we spoke with Scott Fried who educated us about the dangers of HIV and other STIs. As a man living with HIV, he also had many life lessons to share with the group. It was a powerful morning in which we learned about taking care of Continue Reading »

Day 25 – New York City – By Allana Peerce

Posted on July 20, 2013

Today started off a bit cooler then Friday, though it was still hot, we were able to cope. The first thing we did was meet up with Derrick in Harlem to get a tour. Although Derrick is from Brooklyn, he still knew everything about Harlem! While in Harlem we went to a local shopping market Continue Reading »

Day 24 – New York – By Zach Intrater

Posted on July 19, 2013

Today we explored downtown New York City. After an optional bagel breakfast, we took the subway down to the south pier. We saw Ellis island and the Statue of Liberty from a distance (due to damages from Sandy we could not go to the actual island), and we had a discussion about the American Dream–what Continue Reading »

Day 23 – New York – By Lauren Fanger

Posted on July 18, 2013

Finally! Today was the day we’d arrive in the king of all cities, New York City. We woke up especially early (6:30) so we wouldn’t catch the insane New York traffic, and we arrived in the Big Apple around 1:30. After dropping our things at the hotel, we headed to the New York Historical Society Continue Reading »