More than anything else, cities are composites. They are made from the ground up, starting with blocks, then streets, followed by neighborhoods, and then the city. More so than any suburb or rural village, cities are a quilt sown together by a density that combines a multitude of peoples and cultures. The results are uniquely urban, in the best way possible. It is these concrete test tubes from which this blog, The Composite, has sprung.
Initially designed to focus on the need for more powerful groups on the block and neighborhood level to provide a voice to protect New York City’s character while insisting on smart development, The Composite will focus on more than just the travails and unlimited potential of our city. We hope to capture the essence of what makes our city unique and vibrant, along with the healthy dialogue that accompanies it. The diversity within this dialogue melds to form the urban composite. The test tube of which we speak.
So we hope to cover as many topics as possible. From sports to music, literature to media and technology, public policy to a random assortment of whatever strikes your and our interest. In a way, it is a fitting goal. It is just such a wide array that helps make every city the unique locale that it is.