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Cbs and the Stadium Deal

Neil J. Sullivan

in The Diamond in the Bronx: Yankee Stadium and the Politics of New York

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195331837
eISBN:
9780199851607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331837.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the history of the Columbia Broadcasting System's (CBS) deal for the renovation of the Yankee Stadium during the 1970s. New York Yankees President Michael Burke made known his ... More


The Billionaire’s Ambitions

Philip Mark Plotch

in Last Subway: The Long Wait for the Next Train in New York City

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780801453663
eISBN:
9781501745034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453663.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter assesses the roles played by New York governor Nelson Rockefeller and New York City mayor John Lindsay, as well as William Ronan, in transforming the transportation system. Ronan, ... More


Reaction

Joshua M. Zeitz

in White Ethnic New York: Jews, Catholics, and the Shaping of Postwar Politics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807830956
eISBN:
9781469602691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807872802_zeitz.11
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The 1960s saw Jews and Catholics in New York City converge in their position on race relations. Both groups began the decade as strong supporters of integration but eventually turned into skeptics of ... More


Construction Begins and Construction Ends

Philip Mark Plotch

in Last Subway: The Long Wait for the Next Train in New York City

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780801453663
eISBN:
9781501745034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453663.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter details the beginning of the construction of the Second Avenue subway. In October of 1972, Governor Nelson Rockefeller and Mayor John Lindsay presided over the Second Avenue subway's ... More


A Black Face in a High Place, Fire Commissioner Robert O. Lowery: Reform, Retrenchment, and the Limitations of Racial Liberalism

David Goldberg

in Black Firefighters and the FDNY: The Struggle for Jobs, Justice, and Equity in New York City

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469633626
eISBN:
9781469633633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633626.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on John Lindsay’s appointment of Robert O. Lowery to serve as the FDNY’s Fire Commissioner during the onset of one of the most tumultuous periods in the department’s history, ... More


. Civil Rights, Brooklyn Style

Wayne Dawkins

in City Son: Andrew W. Cooper's Impact on Modern-Day Brooklyn

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032585
eISBN:
9781617032592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032585.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter describes events between 1964 and 1965. These include local civil rights activism and awareness of the southern movement in New York City; the registration of black voters in Brooklyn; ... More


The Kerner Commission

Mark Krasovic

in The Newark Frontier: Community Action in the Great Society

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226352794
eISBN:
9780226352824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226352824.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter is the first of three that explore the cultural logic of official efforts to make sense of the riots. It tells the story of the presidentially appointed Kerner Commission and its nearly ... More


The Georgian Life and Modern Afterlife of Dido Elizabeth Belle

Gretchen H. Gerzina

in Britain's Black Past

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781789621600
eISBN:
9781800341135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621600.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Written by Gretchen H. Gerzina, this chapter examines research into the life of Dido Elizabeth Belle and probes the resurgence of interest in her story as the subject of film and television projects. ... More


The End of the Rose Era

Daniel Soyer

in Left in the Center: The Liberal Party of New York and the Rise and Fall of American Social Democracy

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781501759871
eISBN:
9781501759888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501759871.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores how, entering the 1970s, following John Lindsay's reelection, the Liberal Party remained influential. Politicians still beat their paths to the party's door to appeal for its ... More


City of Losers, Losing City: Pacino, New York, and the New Hollywood Cinema

Heather Hendershot

in When the Movies Mattered: The New Hollywood Revisited

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501736094
eISBN:
9781501736117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501736094.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In 1965, when John Lindsay was elected mayor of New York City, “the ungovernable city” was spiraling economically, and crime rates were on the rise. That same year, only two major films were shot on ... More


Prisons and Prisoners

William vanden Heuvel

in Hope and History: A Memoir of Tumultuous Times

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501738173
eISBN:
9781501738180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501738173.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter tells the story of Bill vanden Heuvel's work with the New York City prison system. Following riots in the Tombs detention center and a rash of suicides in late 1970, Mayor John Lindsay ... More


Fear City on Film

Brian Tochterman

in Dying City: Postwar New York and the Ideology of Fear

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469633060
eISBN:
9781469633084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633060.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter considers how films produced in New York City played to an emergent anti-urban political culture. With crime and disorder as the feature antagonist in the New York film cycle of the late ... More


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