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The creative destruction of New York City : engineering the city for the elite / Alessandro Busà.

Author/creator Busà, Alessandro, 1977- author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017]
Copyright Notice ©2017
Descriptionxxv, 332 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents Introduction -- The new face of Harlem's Main Street -- How capital shapes our cities -- The producers and consumers of New York City -- Rezoning New York City -- The rezoning that almost killed Coney Island -- The power branders of New York City -- A different brand of mayor -- Afterword : engineering the City for the elite.
Abstract "In The Creative Destruction of New York City, urban scholar Alessandro Busà travels to neighborhoods across the city, from Harlem to Coney Island, from Hell's Kitchen to East New York, to tell the story of fifteen years of drastic rezoning and rebranding, updating the tale of two New Yorks. There is a gilded city of sky-high glass towers where Wall Street managers and foreign billionaires live-or merely store their cash. And there is another New York: a place where even the professional middle class is one rent hike away from displacement. Despite de Blasio's rhetoric, the trajectory since Bloomberg has been remarkably consistent. New York's urban development is changing to meet the consumption demands of the very rich, and real estate moguls' power has never been greater. Major players in real estate, banking, and finance have worked to ensure that, regardless of changes in leadership, their interests are safeguarded at City Hall. The Creative Destruction of New York City is an important chronicle of both the success of the city's elite and of efforts to counter the city's march toward a glossy and exclusionary urban landscape." -- Publisher's description
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Issued in other formOnline version: Busà, Alessandro, 1977- Creative destruction of New York City. New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017] 9780190610104
LCCN 2017005675
ISBN9780190610098 (hardcover)
ISBN0190610093 (hardcover)

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