Every day, we walk through the streets of New York. We are all caught up with our own lives and do not take the time to really look at what is going on around us. We never stop to appreciate the rich history that has made New York the way we know New York now. I decided to Professor Scott Barton’s “Manahata Sites of Memory: From Past to Presence” as my Freshman writing seminar because I wanted to learn more about this amazing city that I have lived in for the past four years. As I write one of my final projects and look back on this semester, I have grown a lot. Not only did I start to recognize historical buildings when I am out and about but I also learned so much about myself. Taking the time and learning about my roots, helped me rediscover who I am and everyone that came before me.
On my Manahata website, I present encounters with four of the island’s historic sites: the Ukrainian Museum, 100 Gates project, St. Mark’s Church, and the Andrew Freedman House.