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Ed Koch and the rebuilding of New York City / Jonathan Soffer.

By: Soffer, Jonathan M, 1956-Material type: TextTextSeries: Columbia history of urban lifePublication details: New York : Columbia University Press, 2010. Description: 1 online resource (xi, 494 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780231520904; 0231520905; 1282872303; 9781282872301; 9786612872303; 6612872306Subject(s): Koch, Ed, 1924-2013 | Koch, Ed, 1924-2013 | Mayors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography | New York (N.Y.) -- Politics and government -- 1951- | New York (N.Y.) -- Social policy | New York (N.Y.) -- Social conditions -- 20th century | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Historical | HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- General | HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA) | HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- New England (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT) | HISTORY -- United States -- 20th Century | Mayors | Politics and government | Social conditions | Social policy | New York (State) -- New York | Since 1900Genre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. | Biographies. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Ed Koch and the rebuilding of New York City.DDC classification: 974.7/1043092 LOC classification: F128.54.K63 | S64 2010ebOnline resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Introduction -- Struggling to be middle class: Ed Koch's early life -- "It takes a village" (1949-1958) -- "Rhymes with notch" (1959-1964) -- "He's the hottest thing they've got" -- "A rebel with reason" -- "Koch's corridor" (1969-1976) -- "A liberal with sanity:" Koch as the anti-Bella -- "One-seventh of a mayor" (1973-76) -- The 1977 mayoral election -- Mayor!: the dynamics of dynamism (1978-81) -- The politics of race and party -- Shakeup (1979-1980) -- Controlled fusion: or, to Koch or not to Koch (1980-1981) -- Governor Koch? (1982-83) -- Larger than life (1984-1985) -- New spatial order: gentrification, the parks, Times Square -- Homelessness -- The Koch housing plan (1986-1989) -- Aids -- Crime and police issues (1978-1984) -- Crime and police issues (1984-1989) -- Don't follow county leaders and watch your parking meters -- Koch's endgame (1988-89) -- Epilogue.
Summary: Exploring Koch's legacy through personal and mayoral papers, authorized interviews, and oral histories, this volume plots a history of New York City through two rarely studied but crucial decades, the bankruptcy of the 1970s and the recovery and crash of the 1980s.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 405-476) and index.

Introduction -- Struggling to be middle class: Ed Koch's early life -- "It takes a village" (1949-1958) -- "Rhymes with notch" (1959-1964) -- "He's the hottest thing they've got" -- "A rebel with reason" -- "Koch's corridor" (1969-1976) -- "A liberal with sanity:" Koch as the anti-Bella -- "One-seventh of a mayor" (1973-76) -- The 1977 mayoral election -- Mayor!: the dynamics of dynamism (1978-81) -- The politics of race and party -- Shakeup (1979-1980) -- Controlled fusion: or, to Koch or not to Koch (1980-1981) -- Governor Koch? (1982-83) -- Larger than life (1984-1985) -- New spatial order: gentrification, the parks, Times Square -- Homelessness -- The Koch housing plan (1986-1989) -- Aids -- Crime and police issues (1978-1984) -- Crime and police issues (1984-1989) -- Don't follow county leaders and watch your parking meters -- Koch's endgame (1988-89) -- Epilogue.

Exploring Koch's legacy through personal and mayoral papers, authorized interviews, and oral histories, this volume plots a history of New York City through two rarely studied but crucial decades, the bankruptcy of the 1970s and the recovery and crash of the 1980s.

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