How East New York Became a Ghetto

How East New York Became a Ghetto

by Walter Thabit

Foreword by Frances Fox Piven

Published by: NYU Press

304 pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in

  • Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780814782675
  • Published: April 2005

$28.00

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  • Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9780814782668
  • Published: August 2003

$89.00

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In response to the riots of the mid-‘60s, Walter Thabit was hired to work with the community of East New York to develop a plan for low- and moderate-income public housing. In the years that followed, he experienced first-hand the forces that had engineered East New York’s dramatic decline and that continued to work against its successful revitalization. How East New York Became a Ghetto describes the shift of East New York from a working-class immigrant neighborhood to a largely black and Puerto Rican neighborhood and shows how the resulting racially biased policies caused the deterioration of this once flourishing area.
A clear-sighted, unflinching look at one ghetto community, How East New York Became a Ghetto provides insights and observations on the histories and fates of ghettos throughout the United States.

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