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Gray Areas and Industrial Slums: The Lower Manhattan Expressway

Aaron Shkuda

in The Lofts of SoHo: "Gentrification, Art, and Industry in New York, 1950-1980"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226334189
eISBN:
9780226334219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226334219.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

From the early 20th century through 1970, plans were in place to build a major highway, the Lower Manhattan Expressway, across Broome Street in SoHo. The project gained renewed life in the 1950s and ... More


Crisis as Opportunity: Tracing the Contentious Spatial Politics of Redevelopment

Kevin Fox Gotham and Miriam Greenberg

in Crisis Cities: Disaster and Redevelopment in New York and New Orleans

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199752225
eISBN:
9780199371983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199752225.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies, Science, Technology and Environment

Chapter 4 analyzes the process of long-term post-crisis redevelopment in each city. The chapter first explores the complex forms of crisis framing and political intervention, including the historic ... More


Preserving South Street Seaport: The Dream and Reality of a New York Urban Renewal District

James M. Lindgren

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479822577
eISBN:
9781479825578
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479822577.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book tells the story, from the 1960s to the present, of the South Street Seaport District of Lower Manhattan—one of the last neighborhoods of late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century New ... More


Sedimentation and Drift

Robin Wagner-Pacifici

in What Is an Event?

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226439648
eISBN:
9780226439815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226439815.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter focuses on the historical event known as 9/11, particularly on the shapes this event has taken in lower Manhattan. The concept of an event eddy is introduced. This concept captures the ... More


“The Kind of Civilized Vision That New Yorkers Are Not Supposed to Have”: How Historic Preservation Shaped Lower Manhattan’s Development

James M. Lindgren

in Preserving South Street Seaport: The Dream and Reality of a New York Urban Renewal District

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479822577
eISBN:
9781479825578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479822577.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the role played by historic preservation, especially of South Street Seaport, in the development of Lower Manhattan. It considers the two megaprojects being that were developed ... More


Definitely in My Backyard: Welcome Nuisances

Gregory Smithsimon

in September 12: Community and Neighborhood Recovery at Ground Zero

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740842
eISBN:
9780814771129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740842.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter examines the third stage in the ongoing reciprocal relationship between space and social relations in Battery Park City. In the first stage, people shaped space; in the second stage, ... More


“Sometimes You Just Can’t Get a Break”: How 9/11 Torpedoed the Seaport

James M. Lindgren

in Preserving South Street Seaport: The Dream and Reality of a New York Urban Renewal District

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479822577
eISBN:
9781479825578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479822577.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the impact of 9/11 on the South Street Seaport Museum's historic preservation plans. In 2001, the Seaport received an initial $5 million to rehabilitate Schermerhorn Row and ... More


Introduction: “Salvation on the East River”: How a Clever Editor Saw Jehovah’s Light

James M. Lindgren

in Preserving South Street Seaport: The Dream and Reality of a New York Urban Renewal District

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479822577
eISBN:
9781479825578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479822577.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introduction focuses on the South Street Seaport Museum in Lower Manhattan, New York City, and its efforts to preserve the historic district of South Street Seaport. It considers the historic ... More


Loft Jazz: Improvising New York in the 1970s

Michael C. Heller

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520285408
eISBN:
9780520960893
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285408.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

The New York loft jazz scene of the 1970s was a pivotal period for uncompromising, artist-produced work. Faced with a flagging jazz economy, a group of young avant-garde improvisers chose to eschew ... More


Highway under the Hudson: A History of the Holland Tunnel

Robert W. Jackson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814742990
eISBN:
9780814745045
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814742990.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Every year, more than thirty-three million vehicles traverse the Holland Tunnel, making their way to and from Jersey City and Lower Manhattan. From tourists to commuters, many cross the tunnel's ... More


September 12: Community and Neighborhood Recovery at Ground Zero

Gregory Smithsimon

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740842
eISBN:
9780814771129
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740842.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

The collapse of the World Trade Center shattered windows across the street in Battery Park City, throwing the neighborhood into darkness and smothering homes in debris. Residents fled. In the months ... More


Targeting Deprivation: Early Enrichment and Community Action

Mical Raz

in What's Wrong with the Poor?: Psychiatry, Race, and the War on Poverty

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469608877
eISBN:
9781469612669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469608877.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter focuses on the translation of deprivation into practical intervention programs targeting children from low-income African American homes. It notes that these programs explicitly ... More


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