Society & Culture
Leid Stories - A Tale of Two Cities: ‘Progress’ and Community Viability - 10/21/14
Leid Stories relates the impressions of New York City after only a year since the last visit.
Snapshots of daily life tell a story of a city in which the line between rich and poor has become harder; the pace of life more frenetic; the anxiety and drive associated with “making it” more palpable; and everywhere evidence of the casualties of planned “progress.”
A commentary is meant to spark discussion about the purpose of community and, more particularly, whether “the people” have lost or are losing the battle for community control.
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