How East New York Became a Ghetto

How East New York Became a Ghetto

by Walter Thabit, Frances Fox Piven
     
 

The author was involved in planning a low- and moderate-income housing project in the Brooklyn neighborhood of East New York as Mayor Lindsey's administration half-heartedly responded to the urban crisis that helped spark the riots of the 1960s. He describes East New York as a case study in the racist "ghettoization" of a neighborhood that is all too typical in the… See more details below

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The author was involved in planning a low- and moderate-income housing project in the Brooklyn neighborhood of East New York as Mayor Lindsey's administration half-heartedly responded to the urban crisis that helped spark the riots of the 1960s. He describes East New York as a case study in the racist "ghettoization" of a neighborhood that is all too typical in the United States. He explains how as formerly rural-based African American and Puerto Rican populations moved into the city, they were channeled into East New York, where they were economically exploited by landlords, real estate brokers, and many others, as well as neglected by city government which utterly failed to provide the neighborhood with schools or other essential city services. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814782675
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
04/01/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
1,351,287
Product dimensions:
5.82(w) x 8.66(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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