New York Social Politics project for Rent the musical

  • OJ89

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    Jan 03, 2012 4:49 PM GMT
    My next production will be RENT the musical and I've been given the research project for presentation of Social Politics of gays, the poor, squatters, druggies.

    If anyone has anything cool I could add to my project then I'd be really grateful.

    Thanks
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    Jan 03, 2012 5:09 PM GMT
    Talk about the problems/benefits with rent control - and why it may actually hurt rather than help minorities and the economically disadvantaged? http://www.manhattan-institute.org/html/_nypost-rent_controls.htm
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    Jan 03, 2012 5:13 PM GMT
    How about rent next to landscapes?

    They are a commodity that benefit the disenfranchised the most as it gives them a free space to socially interact in with others. Those with more power in life can afford places that require money or power to participate in.

    My guess would be that New York parks/landscapes would have high adjacent values so that anyone who could really benefit from a public resource would have a harder time accessing it. They essentially pay what they can't financially in rent (for closer access) to time and possibly money during transport.
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    Jan 03, 2012 5:50 PM GMT
    Since the time period that musical is supposed to portray, the neighborhood in which it takes place has changed quite a bit. My dad had a friend who lived on East 5th, right off the Bowery, and we used to be nervous even going there. Now it's trendy as hell (and I'm sure quite a bit more expensive to live in). B-Bar near by is a fun place and used to have a gay event on Tuesdays called Beige. Not sure they still do it.
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    Jan 03, 2012 6:03 PM GMT
    O cool, I did some Rent myself.. as Roger....

    one sooooong.. glooryyyyyy! Thats my life lol icon_razz.gif