How East New York Became a Ghetto (Google eBook)

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NYU Press, Aug 1, 2003 - Political Science - 304 pages
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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.

  

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There are several references to Pratt and Cypress Hills LDC. This is not the book to learn about the general policies or laws that allowed East New York to become a "ghetto." It is, however, the place to learn about the power brokers of the neighborhood and the history of this specific place. Read full review

Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1Welcome to East New York
2The Population Wave
3The Ghettoization of East New York
4Destruction of the Target Area
5The Uniformed and Other Services
10School Planning
11East New York under Siege
12The FHA Scandals
13The Community School Board Disaster
14Rebuilding in East New York
15The Hard Road to Recovery
16Policing the Ghetto
Epilogue

6The Youth of East New York
7Vest Pocket Planning
8Vest Pocket Implementation
9The Model Cities Fiasco
Notes
Index
About the Author
Copyright

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Frances Fox Piven is Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Sociology at the Graduate School, City University of New York. She is coeditor of Work, Welfare and Politics. Her other award-winning books include Regulating the P

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