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Windshield SurveySentinel City is an urban environment where the housing and commercial buildings appear to be of varying ages, with the newest and most well-kept buildings seen in Nightingale
C228 Task 1Square. The majority of the buildings are attached structures made of brick and no solar panels or windmills are present. There are signs of building disrepair in the Industrial Heights and Casper Park neighborhoods as evidenced by graffiti and broken windows. The buildings are close together with not much open space around them or throughout the city for that matter. Open space in the city is limited and there is one park. There is minimal foliage scatteredthroughout the city and no houses appear to have yards. The neighborhoods are designated with signs and the boundaries are also apparent due to differences in amenities and housing. For example, the neighborhood of Nightingale Square offers a tennis, a grocery store and new condominiums compared to Industrial Heights’ soup kitchen and old housing projects. There arevarious other amenities and hangouts seen throughout Sentinel. Examples include the school yard, restaurants (i.e. Italian cuisine, Lilly’s, donut shop, sushi), markets (i.e. Joe’s Grocery, Bodega Market and Deli, food stands), coffee shops, fine art gallery, book store and a park.Residents use numerous means of transportation to travel throughout the city. People walk, bike, drive private vehicles and ride the bus. The roads are in fair condition throughout most of the city with issues noted mainly in Industrial Heights and Casper Park. There are many services offered throughout the city such as a gas station, senior center, hospital, dental office, park and recreation center and Interfaith Church. There are numerous billboards in Sentinel Cityaddressing public safety and community health topics like abstaining from texting while driving and promoting smoking cessation. The city even has it’s ow radio station, Buzz 96.5.Multiple people of various ages were seen throughout Sentinel City with the majority of children seen at the school, both crossing the street and playing in the school yard. The city’s
C228 Task 1population is mainly Caucasian, however, many different ethnical and cultural backgrounds are present in the city as evidenced by the people seen walking around, various restaurants and clothing of the residents. For example, an African American woman can be seen wearing a vibrant head piece. People appear to be in various states of health and a few residents are noted to be wheelchair bound. There are also stray cats and dogs walking around the city and areas where rats can be seen scurrying about piles of garbage. Another observation is a group of protestors outside of City Hall and a supervised team of incarcerated men in the Casper Park neighborhood. Lastly, uniformed police officers can be spotted patrolling throughout the city.