Vanishing New York

Vanishing New York

How A Great City Lost Its Soul

Book - 2017
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"An unflinching chronicle of gentrification in the twenty-first century, and a love letter to lost New York, by the creator of the popular and incendiary blog Vanishing New York. For generations, New York City has been a mecca for artists, writers, and other hopefuls longing to be part of its rich cultural exchange and unique social fabric. But today, modern gentrification is transforming the city from an exceptional, iconoclastic metropolis into a suburbanized luxury zone with a price tag only the one percent can afford."--Jacket flap.
Publisher: ©2017
[Place of publication not identified] :, Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow,, 2017.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780062439697
Characteristics: viii, 465 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The East Village
Hyper-gentrification in the revanchist city
Ludlow Street and the Lower East Side
The battle for New York's soul
The Bowery
The neoliberal turn
Little Italy
September 11
Greenwich Village
Bloomberg
The Gold Coast of Bleecker Street
In the new New York
High Line 1: the meatpacking district
The new gilded age and the Enron society
Chelsea
On the sidewalk
High Line 2: West Chelsea to Hudson Yards
The trouble with tourists
Times Square
Suburbanizing the city
Harlem and East Harlem
Gentrifiers and the new manifest destiny
Brooklyn
Coney Island
Queens
The South Bronx
On memory and forgetting
Conclusion.
Summary: "An unflinching chronicle of gentrification in the twenty-first century, and a love letter to lost New York, by the creator of the popular and incendiary blog Vanishing New York. For generations, New York City has been a mecca for artists, writers, and other hopefuls longing to be part of its rich cultural exchange and unique social fabric. But today, modern gentrification is transforming the city from an exceptional, iconoclastic metropolis into a suburbanized luxury zone with a price tag only the one percent can afford."--Jacket flap.

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