Manhattanville, A Contrasting Portrait
Manhattanville is a complex neighborhood defined by the experience of its residents. By looking at two contrasting characters who reside within the same geographical bounds, the complexities of the area emerge. Both twenty-three year old females have experienced different lives to end up in this location. One believes in the safety of the community while the other’s hardships have created an adverse opinion of the area. Developing a portrait of the neighborhood through the eyes of these two individuals supports the overall understanding of this as a diverse community.