How East New York Became a Ghetto

How East New York Became a Ghetto

by Walter Thabit, Frances Fox Piven
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814782671

ISBN-13: 9780814782675

Pub. Date: 04/01/2005

Publisher: New York University Press

In response to the riots of the mid-‘60s, Walter Thabit was hired to work with the community of East New York to develop a plan for low- and moderate-income public housing. In the years that followed, he experienced first-hand the forces that had engineered East New York’s dramatic decline and that continued to work against its successful revitalization.…  See more details below

Overview

In response to the riots of the mid-‘60s, Walter Thabit was hired to work with the community of East New York to develop a plan for low- and moderate-income public housing. In the years that followed, he experienced first-hand the forces that had engineered East New York’s dramatic decline and that continued to work against its successful revitalization. How East New York Became a Ghetto describes the shift of East New York from a working-class immigrant neighborhood to a largely black and Puerto Rican neighborhood and shows how the resulting racially biased policies caused the deterioration of this once flourishing area.A clear-sighted, unflinching look at one ghetto community, How East New York Became a Ghetto provides insights and observations on the histories and fates of ghettos throughout the United States.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814782675
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
04/01/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
409,568
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

1Welcome to East New York7
2The population wave23
3The ghettoization of East New York37
4Destruction of the "target area"55
5The uniformed (and other) services70
6The youth of East New York83
7Vest pocket planning101
8Vest pocket implementation122
9The model cities fiasco138
10School planning150
11East New York under siege169
12The FHA scandals178
13The community school board disaster188
14Rebuilding in East New York205
15The hard road to recovery228
16Policing the ghetto247

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