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How East New York Became a Ghetto
     

How East New York Became a Ghetto

by Walter Thabit, Frances Fox Piven
 

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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

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
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
878,351
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Frances Fox Piven
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1 Welcome to East New York
2 The Population Wave
3 The Ghettoization of East New York
4 Destruction of the “Target Area”
5 The Uniformed (and Other) Services
6 The Youth of East New York
7 Vest Pocket Planning
8 Vest Pocket Implementation
9 The Model Cities Fiasco
10 School Planning
11 East New York under Siege
12 The FHA Scandals
13 The Community School Board Disaster
14 Rebuilding in East New York
15 The Hard Road to Recovery
16 Policing the Ghetto
Epilogue
Notes
Index
About the Author

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