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Norman Street Revisited: Claiming a Right to New York City

Ida Susser

in Norman Street: Poverty and Politics in an Urban Neighborhood, Updated Edition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195367317
eISBN:
9780199951192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367317.003.0000
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter opens with a brief discussion of the production of urban space and the historical contributions of Robert Moses and Jane Jacobs to the structuring of New York City. The section that ... More


The Democratic-Republican Alliance and the Repeal of Proportional Representation

Daniel O. Prosterman

in Defining Democracy: Electoral Reform and the Struggle for Power in New York City

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780195377736
eISBN:
9780199979158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377736.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 6 analyzes the turbulent campaign to repeal PR in 1947. On one side, the Democratic and Republican parties allied to end third-party representation in the city council. They were joined by ... More


The Case for Municipal Surgery

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/9781469633060.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the popular writings of New York City’s master builder Robert Moses. In newspaper and magazine articles Moses framed the need for slum clearance and redevelopment through the ... More


Designing a Coastal Playland around Long Island Sound

Kara Murphy Schlichting

in New York Recentered: Building the Metropolis from the Shore

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226613024
eISBN:
9780226613161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226613161.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines how newly-professionalized park planners addressed mounting regional park needs from the 1880s through the 1930s. Planners in New York’s environs rethought the city-suburb ... More


Robert Parris Moses: A Life in Civil Rights and Leadership at the Grassroots

Laura Visser-Maessen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469627984
eISBN:
9781469628004
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627984.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

One of the most influential leaders in the civil rights movement, Robert Parris Moses was essential in making Mississippi a central battleground state in the fight for voting rights. As a leader of ... More


“From Dumps to Glory”: Flushing Meadows and the New York World’s Fair of 1939–1940

Kara Murphy Schlichting

in New York Recentered: Building the Metropolis from the Shore

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226613024
eISBN:
9780226613161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226613161.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the environmental reclamation of Flushing Meadows for the 1939-1940 Queens world’s fair. In the 1930s, the infamous ash dump at Flushing Meadows stood as stark proof of the ... More


“A Gun at the Heart of the City”: The world's fair stall-in and the decline of brooklyn core

Brian Purnell

in Fighting Jim Crow in the County of Kings: The Congress of Racial Equality in Brooklyn

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813141824
eISBN:
9780813142609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813141824.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

Frustrated with their past efforts to desegregate employment fields, housing, and public schools, Brooklyn CORE plans a traffic snarling stall-in on all major highways leading to the site of the ... More


Documenting SNCC and the Rural South: Danny Lyon and the Cultural Politics of Civil Rights Movement Photography

Scott L. Matthews

in Capturing the South: Imagining America's Most Documented Region

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469646459
eISBN:
9781469646473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646459.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the cultural politics of civil rights movement photography by analysing the work of Danny Lyon who worked as a photographer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee ... More


The Battle of the Northeast Bronx, Part 2

Joseph B. Raskin

in The Routes Not Taken: A Trip Through New York City's Unbuilt Subway System

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823253692
eISBN:
9780823261109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823253692.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 10 is the second part of the history of the efforts to extend the IND Concourse line into the Northeast Bronx and how those plans led to New York City’s obtaining the right-of-way of the New ... More


An Empty Promise

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/9780801453663.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines how parks commissioner Robert Moses had been a powerful player in Fiorello La Guardia's administration and a dominant force under William O'Dwyer. Moses simultaneously held ... More


History

Rachael A. Woldoff, Lisa M. Morrison, and Michael R. Glass

in Priced Out: Stuyvesant Town and the Loss of Middle-Class Neighborhoods

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479812462
eISBN:
9781479840373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479812462.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Chapter 1 offers a history of Stuyvesant Town, beginning with the city’s LaGuardia administration and “master builder” Robert Moses contracting with MetLife to build the complex. Its origins were ... More


“They Shall Not Pass”: Opposition to Public Leisure and State Park Planning

Kara Murphy Schlichting

in New York Recentered: Building the Metropolis from the Shore

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226613024
eISBN:
9780226613161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226613161.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines protests against state parks and external intervention in elite suburban communities of greater New York. In the 1920s and 1930s, estate owners in elite Greens Farms, ... More


Religion and Gentrification in the Twenty-First-Century City

Alyssa Maldonado-Estrada

in Lifeblood of the Parish: Men and Catholic Devotion in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781479872244
eISBN:
9781479868346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479872244.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores how Williamsburg, Brooklyn, captures, in miniature, broader twentieth- and twenty-first-century trends of deindustrialization, urban renewal and the decline of the white ethnic ... More


Herc: The New Cool in the Bronx

Joseph C. Ewoodzie Jr.

in Break Beats in the Bronx: Rediscovering Hip-Hop's Early Years

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469632759
eISBN:
9781469632773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632759.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter 1 presents an overview of the historical context in which hip hop emerged. The first section describes the social and economic context of the South Bronx during the 1970s, drawing on ... More


Introduction

Laura Visser-Maessen

in Robert Parris Moses: A Life in Civil Rights and Leadership at the Grassroots

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469627984
eISBN:
9781469628004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627984.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter serves to introduce the reader toRobert Parris Moses and summarizes the origins and inherent contradictions in his leadership style as they played out in his career, particularly the ... More


The Road Versus the Street

Anna Greenspan

in Shanghai Future: Modernity Remade

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780190206697
eISBN:
9780190235659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190206697.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

In the West, the utopian ideal of the modern city was subjected to an intense — and ultimately devastating — critique. The contours of this debate were shaped in twentieth century New York, which ... More


“Eloquent Reminders of Sailing and Shipbuilding”: How the Seaport and World Trade Center (Re)made Fulton Street

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/9781479822577.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the role played by the South Street Seaport and the World Trade Center in (re)making Fulton Street in Lower Manhattan. It begins with a discussion of the dispute involving ... More


Slouching Toward the Sixties

Thomas J. Shelley

in Fordham, A History of the Jesuit University of New York: 1841-2003

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823271511
eISBN:
9780823271900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823271511.003.0016
Subject:
History, History of Religion

McGinley gives Fordham a midtown campus at Lincoln Center. Robert Moses plays a key role in making this a reality. McGinley also makes a number of improvements in the Rose Hill campus. He adds ... More


The Battle of the Northeast Bronx, Part 1

Joseph B. Raskin

in The Routes Not Taken: A Trip Through New York City's Unbuilt Subway System

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823253692
eISBN:
9780823261109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823253692.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the efforts to extend subway service into the Northeast Bronx. Originally proposed in 1928 as an extension of the IND Concourse Line, it would take on other forms. The task of ... More


The Fordham University School of Law

Thomas J. Shelley

in Fordham, A History of the Jesuit University of New York: 1841-2003

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823271511
eISBN:
9780823271900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823271511.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Religion

The Law School leads a nomadic existence before finding a permanent home in the Lincoln Center campus in 1961. Dean Ignatius Wilkinson plays a key role in the shaping of the Fordham School of Law. ... More


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