Lobal Issues in Design and Visuality in the 21st Century: Cultural Analysis of the street

I have to basically write a cultural analysis about my street that i have chosen in new york city (27th st btwn 6th and 7th ave)
Futher information i have to include in my paper is the following:
ISSUES TO CONSIDER IN YOUR CULTURAL ANALYSIS OF THE STREET
Representation
What does the appearance of the block and its facades tell you about the cultural dynamics and the social values of the street?
Production
Is there visual evidence of the age of the buildings on this street? Are there dates on the buildings? How many time periods are represented? What historical, political and/or social conditions shaped its appearance and continue to shape it, i.e. immigration, entrification?
Identity (Identity can be attached to nationality, ethnicity, race, gender, age, etc.)
What identities are signaled, either by signage or by window displays or by the architecture itself? NOTE: Do not look at the people on the street to determine  identity. Examine the design elements, the physical characteristics of the street and see if they are designed to communicate to specific audiences. Are they inclusive or exclusive?

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Consumption
What social practices are associated with this street? What visual signs are there of the activities that go on? Are there spaces that serve more than one purpose? For example, a parking lot can double as a flee market and a sidewalk can double as a playground for children.
Regulation
Are behaviors on this street regulated or controlled by any laws or social customs? For example, hospitals have  quiet zones and schools have  drug free zones, etc. What visual signs are there of shared cultural values and of distinct (or subcultural) values?

Questions to consider in structuring your paper:
Does the paper begin by establishing the context of the street? What part of town is it located in?

Is there a central idea or thesis about the cultural dynamic of this street presented in the first paragraph or the second?

Are there other cultural dynamics described?

Does the paper describe how the design elements of the street work to tell us the cultural dynamics at work?

Are these claims supported with quotes from the readings?

Are the ideas clearly expressed?

Does the paper just describe the street or does it analyze it, using the visual elements of the storefronts, residential entrances, vacant lots, sidewalk, signage, etc.?

Is the paper describing one side of one city block? (It should be.)

I have to also talk about Arjun Apphadurais scapes:
Mediascapes
Ideoscapes
Ethnoscapes
Technoscapes
Financescapes

I am also going to include the pictures of the streets for you to analyze and a few readings to just cite.

Lobal Issues in Design and Visuality in the 21st Century: Cultural Analysis of the street

I have to basically write a thesis about a street a chose in new york city. Attached will be the pictures of the street. Further details on the paper are the following...

ISSUES TO CONSIDER IN YOUR CULTURAL ANALYSIS OF THE STREET
Representation
What does the appearance of the block and its facades tell you about the cultural dynamics and the social values of the street?
Production
Is there visual evidence of the age of the buildings on this street? Are there dates on the buildings? How many time periods are represented? What historical, political and/or social conditions shaped its appearance and continue to shape it, i.e. immigration, entrification?
Identity (Identity can be attached to nationality, ethnicity, race, gender, age, etc.)
What identities are signaled, either by signage or by window displays or by the architecture itself? NOTE: Do not look at the people on the street to determine  identity. Examine the design elements, the physical characteristics of the street and see if they are designed to communicate to specific audiences. Are they inclusive or exclusive?

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Consumption
What social practices are associated with this street? What visual signs are there of the activities that go on? Are there spaces that serve more than one purpose? For example, a parking lot can double as a flee market and a sidewalk can double as a playground for children.
Regulation
Are behaviors on this street regulated or controlled by any laws or social customs? For example, hospitals have  quiet zones and schools have  drug free zones, etc. What visual signs are there of shared cultural values and of distinct (or subcultural) values?

Questions to consider in structuring your paper:
Does the paper begin by establishing the context of the street? What part of town is it located in?

Is there a central idea or thesis about the cultural dynamic of this street presented in the first paragraph or the second?

Are there other cultural dynamics described?

Does the paper describe how the design elements of the street work to tell us the cultural dynamics at work?

Are these claims supported with quotes from the readings?

Are the ideas clearly expressed?

Does the paper just describe the street or does it analyze it, using the visual elements of the storefronts, residential entrances, vacant lots, sidewalk, signage, etc.?

Is the paper describing one side of one city block? (It should be.)

I have to just write a thesis for now. Thank you