Money jungle : imagining the new Times Square / Benjamin Chesluk ; photographs by Maggie Hopp.Material type: TextPublication details: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2008. Description: 1 online resource (xii, 230 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, mapContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780813543819; 0813543819; 1281224219; 9781281224217; 9786611224219; 6611224211Subject(s): Times Square (New York, N.Y.) -- Social conditions -- 20th century | City planning -- Political aspects -- New York (State) -- New York | Urban renewal -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 20th century | Power (Social sciences) | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- General | City planning -- Political aspects | Power (Social sciences) | Social conditions | Urban renewal | New York (State) -- New York | New York (State) -- New York -- Times Square | 1900-1999Genre/Form: Electronic books. | History. | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Money jungle.DDC classification: 306.09747/1 LOC classification: HT168.N5 | C48 2008ebOnline resources: Click here to access online
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-216) and index.
Brilliant corners -- Magnificent spectacle -- The new spaces of Times Square -- The midtown community court -- Times Square Ink -- "Visible signs of a city out of control" -- "It doesn't exist, but they're selling it" -- The meanings of Times Square -- Notes -- Index.
Print version record.
Benjamin Chesluk weaves together surprising stories of everyday life in and around the Times Square redevelopment, tracing the connections between people from every level of this grand project in social and spatial engineering: the developers, architects, and designers responsible for reshaping the urban public spaces of Times Square and Forty-second Street; the experimental Midtown Community Court and its Times Square Ink. job-training program for misdemeanor criminals; encounters between NYPD officers and residents of Hells Kitchen; and angry confrontations between city planners and neighbo.