Introduction to the community, including the name of the community and any interesting or historical facts (Staten Island, N.Y. )
Windshield Survey findings, including a description of the section of your community that you chose to survey
-Boundaries What defines the boundary? Roads, water, railroads? Does the area have a name? A nickname?
-Housing and zoning What is the age of the houses? What kind of materials are used in the construction? Describe the housing including space between them, general appearance and condition, and presence of central heating, air conditioning, and modern plumbing.
– Open space Describe the amount, condition, use of open space. How is the space used? Is it safe? Attractive?
-Commons Where do people in the neighborhood hang out? Who hangs out there and at what hours during the day?
-Transportation How do people get from one place to another? If they use public transportation, what kind and how effective is it: How timely? Personal autos? Bikes, etc.? Are there pedestrians? Does the area appear to be safe?
-Social service centers Do you see evidence of recreation centers, parks, social services, offices of doctors, dentists, pharmacies?
– Stores Where do residents shop? How do they get to the shops? Do they have groceries or sources of fresh produce? Is this a “food desert”?
-Street people and animals Who do you see on the streets during the day? Besides the people, do you see animals? Are they loose or contained?
-Condition of the area Is the area well-kept or is there evidence of trash, abandoned cars or houses?
-What kind of information is provided on the signs in the area?
-Race and ethnicity What is the racial mix of the people you see?
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