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Author Soffer, Jonathan M., 1956-

Title Ed Koch and the rebuilding of New York City / Jonathan Soffer
Published New York : Columbia University Press, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 494 pages)
Series The Columbia history of urban life
Columbia history of urban life.
Contents Introduction -- Struggling to be middle class: Ed Koch's early life -- "It takes a village" (1949-1958) -- "Rhymes with notch" (1959-1964) -- "He's the hottest thing they've got" -- "A rebel with reason" -- "Koch's corridor" (1969-1976) -- "A liberal with sanity:" Koch as the anti-Bella -- "One-seventh of a mayor" (1973-76) -- The 1977 mayoral election -- Mayor!: the dynamics of dynamism (1978-81) -- The politics of race and party -- Shakeup (1979-1980) -- Controlled fusion: or, to Koch or not to Koch (1980-1981) -- Governor Koch? (1982-83) -- Larger than life (1984-1985) -- New spatial order: gentrification, the parks, Times Square -- Homelessness -- The Koch housing plan (1986-1989) -- Aids -- Crime and police issues (1978-1984) -- Crime and police issues (1984-1989) -- Don't follow county leaders and watch your parking meters -- Koch's endgame (1988-89) -- Epilogue
Summary Exploring Koch's legacy through personal and mayoral papers, authorized interviews, and oral histories, this volume plots a history of New York City through two rarely studied but crucial decades, the bankruptcy of the 1970s and the recovery and crash of the 1980s
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 405-476) and index
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Subject Koch, Ed, 1924-2013.
Mayors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography.
New York (N.Y.) -- Politics and government -- 1951-
New York (N.Y.) -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
New York (N.Y.) -- Social policy.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009034786
ISBN 0231520905 (electronic bk.)
9780231520904 (electronic bk.)