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How would you describe independence? Midtown Lively hit the streets to hear from neighbors and visitors. We appreciate and value what the Midtown community is saying. Here are some of their opinions:

Independence is the ability to do something freely, without the implicit support of someone else. Or perhaps the passive support of someone else can help you have more of an abilty for independence and freedom of movement & thought—so it’s freedom to “do” something. 

–Joél Mejia, Ageless, Midtown resident

¿Cómo se explica la independencia?

Se trata del país, pero se trata de mucho más que eso. Son muchas cosas en la vida de los latinos, y lo que está pasando en el mundo. Es complicado, y hasta que el mundo no cambie, no mejorará mucho.

–Emilia Aguilar, Midtown resident

It doesn’t exisit. The whole world is capitalistic, but pretends not to be. True Independence requires both time and money; time is a relative construct, and money isn’t real.

–Tyrell, Bronx, NY

Independence can be a good or a bad thing. Independence is someone who doesn’t ask for help, and it’s a good thing because it shows that you have pride and dignity; but it can also hurt you because everyone needs a little help sometimes.

–Chondelle, Schenectady, NY