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Introduction: The Transformation of Stuyvesant Town

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/9781479812462.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Readers are introduced to Stuyvesant Town by two residents: Ruthie and Jackie. Ruthie is an eighty-five-year-old woman emblematic of the long-term residents “aging in place” in a community that has ... More


Conclusion: Community and Commodity

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/9781479812462.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Stuyvesant Town residents have come to create a real home for themselves in a city where this is notoriously hard to do. Unfortunately, the rare combination of characteristics that make it an idyllic ... More


Activism from the Start

Daniel R. Garodnick

in Saving Stuyvesant Town: How One Community Defeated the Worst Real Estate Deal in History

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501754371
eISBN:
9781501754388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501754371.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter begins by describing the redbrick buildings that emerge out of the East Village on Manhattan's East Side, the plain and unenticing facades of Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village ... More


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

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

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479812462
eISBN:
9781479840373
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479812462.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

On an average morning in Manhattan’s Stuyvesant Town housing development, birds chirp as early risers dash off to work, elderly residents enjoy a peaceful morning stroll, and flocks of parents usher ... More


Time for a Tenants Association

Daniel R. Garodnick

in Saving Stuyvesant Town: How One Community Defeated the Worst Real Estate Deal in History

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501754371
eISBN:
9781501754388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501754371.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter mentions the MetLife insurance company, which developed Peter Cooper Village at the same time as Stuyvesant Town covered the area from 20th to 23rd Streets. It details how the two ... More


Preparing for an Uncertain Future

Daniel R. Garodnick

in Saving Stuyvesant Town: How One Community Defeated the Worst Real Estate Deal in History

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501754371
eISBN:
9781501754388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501754371.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the report of the Wall Street Journal about Stuyvesant Town, one of the biggest, most high-profile deals of the commercial real-estate boom, being in danger of imminent ... More


Making a Bid

Daniel R. Garodnick

in Saving Stuyvesant Town: How One Community Defeated the Worst Real Estate Deal in History

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501754371
eISBN:
9781501754388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501754371.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter refers to the story about the tenant bid that was anticipated to pop up on the New York Times website in September 2006. It shows the headline of the article which read that Daniel ... More


Closing the Deal

Daniel R. Garodnick

in Saving Stuyvesant Town: How One Community Defeated the Worst Real Estate Deal in History

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501754371
eISBN:
9781501754388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501754371.003.0015
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter refers to Doug Harmon, a real-estate broker at Eastdil Secured, that lost to Darcy Stacom of CB Richard Ellis when MetLife had put Stuyvesant Town up for sale in 2006. It reviews ... More


An Unexpected Challenge

Daniel R. Garodnick

in Saving Stuyvesant Town: How One Community Defeated the Worst Real Estate Deal in History

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501754371
eISBN:
9781501754388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501754371.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on Daniel Garodnick and his official new role in the Tenants Association of the Stuyvesant Town. It discusses how Garodnick's work as a founder of the Market Rate Residents ... More


Suddenly the “Prettiest Girl at the Dance”

Daniel R. Garodnick

in Saving Stuyvesant Town: How One Community Defeated the Worst Real Estate Deal in History

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501754371
eISBN:
9781501754388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501754371.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses Tishman Speyer's purchase of Stuyvesant Town for $5.4 billion, which was so large that there was not a single bank or other investor able to make a loan of such a significant ... More


Regrouping after the Loss

Daniel R. Garodnick

in Saving Stuyvesant Town: How One Community Defeated the Worst Real Estate Deal in History

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501754371
eISBN:
9781501754388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501754371.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter begins with Charles Bagli, a real-estate reporter for the New York Times who wrote the piece announcing the MetLife auction. It mentions the Lehman Brothers, Ramus Capital with Apollo ... More


Challenged from the Outside

Daniel R. Garodnick

in Saving Stuyvesant Town: How One Community Defeated the Worst Real Estate Deal in History

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501754371
eISBN:
9781501754388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501754371.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses how residents of Stuyvesant Town received a colorful missive from Gerald Guterman, a real-estate speculator, which attacked and directly undermined the Tenants Association and ... More


Saving Stuyvesant Town: How One Community Defeated the Worst Real Estate Deal in History

Daniel R. Garodnick

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501754371
eISBN:
9781501754388
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501754371.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

From city streets to City Hall and to Midtown corporate offices, this book is the incredible true story of how one middle-class community defeated the largest residential real-estate deal in American ... More


Prologue: Middle Class on the Brink

Daniel R. Garodnick

in Saving Stuyvesant Town: How One Community Defeated the Worst Real Estate Deal in History

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501754371
eISBN:
9781501754388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501754371.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter introduces the development of Stuyvesant Town by MetLife, with the strong support of Mayor Fiorello La Guardia and Robert Moses. It shows how the tenants of Stuy Town used their ... More


Pushing Back against a New Owner

Daniel R. Garodnick

in Saving Stuyvesant Town: How One Community Defeated the Worst Real Estate Deal in History

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501754371
eISBN:
9781501754388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501754371.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter talks about the huge advertising banners down the sides of the plain redbrick buildings on First Avenue and Avenue C that loudly proclaimed “Luxury Rentals” within weeks of Stuyvesant ... More


Under Water, Actual Water

Daniel R. Garodnick

in Saving Stuyvesant Town: How One Community Defeated the Worst Real Estate Deal in History

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501754371
eISBN:
9781501754388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501754371.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter talks about Hurricane Sandy, which charged toward the East Coast in the final days of October 2012. It emphasizes how residents of Peter Cooper Village and Stuyvesant Town were ... More


Finding a Partner

Daniel R. Garodnick

in Saving Stuyvesant Town: How One Community Defeated the Worst Real Estate Deal in History

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501754371
eISBN:
9781501754388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501754371.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter delves into Adam Rose's eagerness to find ways to make his mark on the quality of life in the community of Stuyvesant Town and show how he could do a better job than the hated Tishman ... More


The Mayor Comes Over for Cannoli

Daniel R. Garodnick

in Saving Stuyvesant Town: How One Community Defeated the Worst Real Estate Deal in History

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501754371
eISBN:
9781501754388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501754371.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter looks at the de Blasio administration's active opposition to Daniel Garodnick's plan of homeownership for Stuyvesant Town. It emphasizes Garodnick's effort to persuade the mayor and his ... More


Epilogue: Loopholes Closed

Daniel R. Garodnick

in Saving Stuyvesant Town: How One Community Defeated the Worst Real Estate Deal in History

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501754371
eISBN:
9781501754388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501754371.003.0016
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the feeling of stability in the community of Stuyvesant Town after the buildings have been passed from owner to owner for nearly a decade. It discusses how the property had ... More


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