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JASMIN GARCIA  is a sophomore at The Cinema School where she has studying filmmaking. She is interesting in script writing and being a director of photography. She is also interested in neurology after seeing the film “Gifted Hands” and wants to study it in college. She lives in the Bronx and dreams of going to a great college.
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In New York City everyone comes into contact with poverty, whether it’s seeing it or living it. Broadway runs from Yonkers to the bottom of Manhattan and shows the class struggle in NYC.  In Manhattan, Broadway below 125th, the stores,  vehicles and architecture are more luxurious. As you go north to the Bronx the luxury start to degenerate. The Bronx suffers from a 25.6 poverty rate , while most of Manhattan stands at 14.5 %. For this project, I have been photographing from Van Cortland Park to Marble Hill in the Bronx,  and 72nd to 45 streets and downtown near NYU to Chinatown in Manhattan. In this span that I have photographed, the poverty differences are evident; there clearly is an existing gap between the Bronx and Manhattan. These photographs seek to shed light upon the  existing disparity.

The more impoverished areas of the Bronx and the other boroughs of New York City, instead of being ignored or gentrified, should be cleaned up and repainted in order to give a better quality of life to the people who live there.

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