Ed Koch and the Rebuilding of New York City

Ed Koch and the Rebuilding of New York City

In 1978, Ed Koch assumed control of a city plagued by filth, crime, bankruptcy, and racial tensions. In 1989, by the end of his mayoral run and despite the Wall Street crash of 1987, neighborhoods and infrastructure were being rebuilt. Unlike many American cities, Koch's New York was growing, not shrinking. Gentrification brought new businesses to neglected corners and converted low-end rental housing to coops and condos. Nevertheless, not all the change was positive-AIDS,… (more)

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Publisher: Columbia University Press (October 14, 2010)

Collection: Columbia History of Urban Life

Parent ISBN: 9780231150330

Language: English


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