Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Robert Moses: Master Builder or Master Destroyer

1) Do you think Robert Moses was guilty of modernizing New York city housing at the expense of the people who would live there?

2) Some said that Moses didn’t care about people, do you agree or disagree? Explain.

3) What alternatives do you see to Moses’ strategies for modernization of housing?

21 comments:

Israel said...

Israel Pacheco.......

1.Yes.He have power to modern the city how he want.
2.He did.If he doesn't care about the people he will live the city dirty and don't do new
proyects.
3.Do it more big and modern and make the people live comfortable.

julian said...

Julian Jimenez
Ariel Nunez



1) Do you think Robert Moses was guilty of modernizing New York city housing
at the expense of the people who would live there?

A:No because he moved people out of their homes and they had no say in it.






2) Some said that Moses didn’t care about people, do you agree or disagree? Explain.

A:I agree.In some ways he did because he wanted tto make the city better looking so that the people
would feel proud of where they live.


3) What alternatives do you see to Moses’ strategies for modernization of housing?
He was looking to make them better, also to have the community looking decent.

Ray said...

1) I think that Robert Moses was guilty of modernizing NYC housing, which caused many people to suffer because they had to move out of theirold houses.

2) I agree. I think that he did care about people, but only about the white elite population, not about the Colored society. He was planning on filling Manhattan with white neighborhoods, moving any other people out.

3) He had the choose of keeping the old buildings and just modernize them, this way, people would still live there, rather than kick them out.

Leandro Parez said...

Leandro Perez

1. Yes, because he came from a poor background and he now what they need are and he was a very talent architect.

2. I am disagree because he just don't trow those people out of they house.... and he was making better building for them.

3. they could make more small house the can be more comfortable and make the neighborhood look better.

Jasmine.Temple said...

JASMINE TEMPLE

1) Do you think Robert Moses was guilty of modernizing New York city housing at the expense of the people who would live there?

ANS: ITS OK FOR PEOPLE TO SUFFER A LITTLE BIT BECAUSE PEOPLE MAY COMPLAIN ABOUT HAVING THIS OLD LOOKING NEIGHBORHOOD SO ITS A GOOD THING

2) Some said that Moses didn’t care about people, do you agree or disagree? Explain.

ANS: I DISSAGREE BECAUSE WHAT WOULD HIS PURPOSE OF BUILDING HOUSES AND STRUCTURES BE? I TOTALLY DISAGREE, I REALLY THINK THAT HE CARED ABOUT PEOPLE ENOUGH TO RESHAPE NEIGHBORHOODS AND MAKE IT BETTER FOR PEOPLE


3) What alternatives do you see to Moses’ strategies for modernization of housing?

ANS: WELL MAYBE HE COULD HAVE FOUND A EMPTY SPACE AND BUILT HOUSING THERE AND THEN MOVE THE OLD TENEMANTS OUT REBUILD THEN MOVE THEM BACK IN

kass said...

1)No.it's a good thing he did that.
2)i think his idea's in creating new house/buildings for tenants,to take them out the bad nieghborhood is a good thing.
3)i dont find nothing wrong with what Moses strategies.

Glendalis said...

1) Yes because he had to kick people out so that he can build better places.

2)I disagree because if he didn't care about people he wouldn't have build these places

3) He should have made more smaller housings for people that can't live in the big housing projects.

elizabeth said...

1. I think that not to many people suffered from having to move
even tho it could have been farer from where they use to live but
the slum cummity placed them in new homes. So it wasnt like they
were going to be homeless.
2. Well common sense if he didnt care about people than why do you
think he wanted too build new homes and high ways?? for what the animals.
To me Robert Moses thought about the future people.
3.I think there was other ways to build new homes not to juss knock down
everything and start off fresh. I think Robert Moses could of built high
ways in spots where people dont live.

Seriothan said...

1.well people shouldn't suffer in life, but if your gonna complain about how ugly your building is then you might as well move out if your not being grateful for the new house they are building for you

2. i would say yes because he was only building the houses in a better manner for people to live better and more spaced out.

3.technically to me, his idea was on point. he did the right thing. he never kicked anyone out, he sent them all to a different buildings and made new ones out of the old ones

PRETTii P said...

1. I think that it was a good thing in a away because he cared about others living conditions.
2. I disagree because if he didnt care then everything would of been a hot mess.
3. idk

carlos.tejeda said...

1) Yes because he had to kick people out so that he can build better places.

2)I disagree because if he didn't care about people he wouldn't have build alot more places

3) He should have made more smaller buildings for people that can't live in the big buildings projects.

leslie.benson said...

1.he has alot of power and could get any houses he want.
2.i think he did care about the people only what he wanted to do was make houses bigger and better.
3.making it bigger better so people can live better and buliding it for the help of the people.

ashley.anderson said...

NO i dont think moses guilty of modernizing New York city housing at the expense of the people who would live there.

Ashley Lovett said...

1.Yes he was guilty of this but his vision had some good intentions to it. He believed in making places beautiful so I can't blame him for that but it would have been more considerate of him if he relocated them into places that were so segregated. Also look at what midtown is today, it's one of the most beautiful places in New York. People come from other countries to see this.
2.I agree that he didn't care about people he only cared about making certain places beautiful. He had a vision and just like all visions somethings have to be sacrificed, however his sacrifice was pretty big.
3.I think he should have let the people stay there and gave them a break. It was where they mad a home for themselves. In my neighborhood right now they are fixing building on a particular block but they didn't move the people out. They stayed and will be able to reap the benefits.

ashley.anderson said...

I agree that Moses didn’t care about people cause if he would of cared about where people lived he wouldnt have done it.

marlon.atherley said...

1. yes because even though people will benefit from it other people will still have to suffer

2. i agree he did care about the people.he wanted to make better housing condition for people to live in

3. He could of improved the old houses instead of kicking people out

ashley.anderson said...

i think he should of let people stay there cause now the dont have any place to stay live.

maxiel.metivier said...

1.Robert Moses is guilty of modernizing New York
City. He does this to make it more beautiful.
However, he wasn't paying attention to the people
who live in these tenements.
2.I'm not sure if Moses does or doesn't care about
the people. I haven't heard Moses speak about how
he felt about tearing the tenements down or hearing the people's grievances.
3.Moses sometimes uses machines to tear down old
houses to make new houses while other times he
uses manpower ( meaning that many men pull off
one part of the house at a time ).

karen said...

I THINK ROBERT MOSES JUST WANTS BEAUTY OF THEN BUILDER AND AS WE HEAR"HE DON'T LIKE WHAT PEOPLE THINK OR THEN OPINION FOR THE COMUNITY"

i agree

to have the community looking decent

A.Roberts said...

1. I think he is guilty but he believed that the city should look a certain way and to get that way he didn't consider all of the people a factor that had to be pleased with it as much as he wanted the new buildings. He just didn't think it through.
2. I think he cared about the people. The problem was that he cared about the city having a more organized structure and overlooked the process of getting there without considering any of the peoples suggestions.
3. Maybe he didn't have to do it all at one time. Instead he could have made some new houses without removing the peoples houses or gave them more time to get a new house and afterward, do all the reshaping.

Emily said...

1) I dont think he was guilty because it was all done for a good purpose.
2) I disagree. I believe he does care for the people because everything he did was for them.
3) I tihnk he could've found an empty area and build there instead of having the people move their location & leave their home.