A History of Housing in New York City.Material type: TextSeries: Columbia history of urban lifePublication details: La Vergne : Columbia University Press, 2016. Description: 1 online resource (509 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 0231543107; 9780231543101Subject(s): Housing -- New York (State) -- New York -- History | Dwellings -- New York (State) -- New York -- History | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Infrastructure | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- General | Dwellings | Housing | New York (State) -- New YorkGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. | History. Additional physical formats: Print version:: A History of Housing in New York City.DDC classification: 363.5/09747/1 LOC classification: HD7304.N49 | P58 2016ebOnline resources: Click here to access online
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Table of Contents ; List of Illustrations; Foreword, by Kenneth T. Jackson; Preface: Dwelling Type and Social Change in the American Metropolis; Acknowledgments ; 1. Early Precedents; 2. Legislating the Tenement ; 3. Rich and Poor ; 4. Beyond the Tenement ; 5. The Garden Apartment ; 6. Aesthetics and Realities ; 7. Government Intervention ; 8. Pathology of Public Housing ; 9. New Directions ; 10. Entropies and Atrophies ; Epilogue: Endgames? ; Notes ; Bibliography ; Illustration Credits; Index.
Since its emergence in the mid-nineteenth century as the nation's ""metropolis, "" New York has faced the most challenging housing problems of any American city, but it has also led the nation in innovation and reform. The horrors of the tenement were perfected in New York at the same time that the very rich were building palaces along Fifth Avenue; public housing for the poor originated in New York, as did government subsidies for middle-class housing. A standard in the field since its publication in 1992, A History of Housing in New York City traces New York's housing development from 1850 to.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 401-430) and index.