My research will take the format of a timeline (bubblechart?), with many offshoots that will allow for specific histories. The innermost branches of timeline will link the larger forces of change in the area that may have contributed to conditions of use in the Fulton Mall area of the situation of vacancies and tenancy arrangements in the mall.
I will look at the point at which Fulton Mall was formalized and "planned into" a pedestrian mall and the effects of Urban Renewal. Another point I may research is the construction of the Flatbush avenue El. Offshoots and specific points of research from this area might be the painted advertisements on the upper floors of commercial buildings painted at El height. These more specific time line events are items Vrushti will research.