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The New Brooklyn: What It Takes to Bring a City Back
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Only a few decades ago, the Brooklyn stereotype well known to Americans was typified by television programs such as "The Honeymooners" and "Welcome Back, Kotter"—comedies about working-class sensibilities, deprivation, and struggles. Today, the borough across the East River from Manhattan is home to trendsetters, celebrities, and enough "1 percenters" to draw the Occupy Wall Street protests across the Brooklyn Bridge. "Tres Brooklyn," has become a compliment among gourmands in Parisian restaurants. In The New Brooklyn, Kay Hymowitz chronicles the dramatic transformation of the once crumbling borough. Devoting separate chapters to Park Slope, Williamsburg, Bed Stuy and the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Hymowitz identifies the government policies and young, educated white and black middle class enclaves responsible for creating thousands of new businesses, safe and lively streets, and one of the most desirable urban environments in the world.
Exploring Brownsville, the growing Chinatown of Sunset Park, and Caribbean Canarsie, Hymowitz also wrestles with the question of whether the borough's new wealth can lift up long disadvantaged minorities, and the current generation of immigrants, many of whom will need more skills than their predecessors to thrive in a postindustrial economy.
The New Brooklyn's portraits of dramatic urban transformation, and its sometimes controversial effects, offers prescriptions relevant to "phoenix" cities coming back to life across the United States and beyond its borders.
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Featured in The New York Times Book Review
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Exploring Brownsville, the growing Chinatown of Sunset Park, and Caribbean Canarsie, Hymowitz also wrestles with the question of whether the borough's new wealth can lift up long disadvantaged minorities, and the current generation of immigrants, many of whom will need more skills than their predecessors to thrive in a postindustrial economy.
The New Brooklyn's portraits of dramatic urban transformation, and its sometimes controversial effects, offers prescriptions relevant to "phoenix" cities coming back to life across the United States and beyond its borders.
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      • content: The New Brooklyn deftly narrates these familiar developments through personal history, on-the-ground reporting and a close reading of the scholarly literature.
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      • source: Journal of Urban Affairs
      • content: Kay Hymowitz offers a nuanced defense of gentrification as a process of creative destruction, one that results in winners and losers (although sometimes in unanticipated ways). . . . That said, I really enjoyed this book. She tells a good story, one that cannot be ignored, even if I do not particularly agree with the conclusions she draws from her story. She has given me a lot to think about and offered some interesting hypotheses to pursue more rigorously.
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      • source: The Pennsylvania Geographer
      • content: "Hymowitz presents a temporal and geographic tour de force examination of one of NYC's most storied neighborhoods, Brooklyn. In nine chapters, using a mixture of popular and scholarly sources, Hymowitz describes Brooklyn as it was (the Borough of Homes and Churches) and as it is (the Coolest City on the Planet). She also describes the social, economic, political and cultural changes, collectively gentrification, that will (presumably) shape its future. . . . The New Brooklyn: What It Takes to Bring a City Back is a readable, understandable and interesting book [and] should appeal to anyone interested in contemporary American cities and urban life."
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      • source: Michael Barone, American Enterprise Institute, author of Shaping our Nation: How Surges of Migration Transformed America and Its Politics, and co-author of The Almanac of American Politics
      • content: "Brooklyn was long a magnet for immigrants and migrants wanting to pursue the American dream. Now, after harsh decades, Brooklyn is back. In her new book, Kay Hymowitz shows how the old Brooklyn bloomed and wilted and now how the New Brooklyn - both its gentrified, poor, and immigrant neighborhoods - is thriving and struggling in its place."
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      • source: Harry Siegel, New York Daily News columnist, Daily Beast senior editor and lifelong Brooklynite
      • content: "Kay Hymowitz knows Brooklyn: what it was, what it is and what's been sustained, added and lost in its remarkable transformation. "The New Brooklyn" goes past nostalgia and branding to deliver closely observed insights into what the actual place has become, how it got there and why it matters."
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        February 13, 2017
        Brooklyn resident Hymowitz (Manning Up) turns her attention to the rapidly changing landscape of her storied borough. Her aim is to understand how Brooklyn’s reputation swung from “crack-and-mugging” notoriety to being an exemplar of the thriving “postindustrial, creative city.” After a swift historical survey, the book breaks into chapter-length case studies of neighborhoods, each serving as a set piece through which the author explores how the “creative destruction” of gentrification brings new residents and businesses into a once-struggling area. She introduces white middle-class families, hipster artists, entrepreneurs, black returnees who grew up in Brooklyn, those who never left, and Chinese and West Indian immigrant communities. The tone of the book champions new Brooklyn, described by the author as “a splendid population of postindustrial and creative-class winners,” and the author pays only cursory attention to other residents. When struggling Brooklynites do appear, they are too often caricatured using tired stereotypes (e.g., “smallpox-infected natives,” Fujianese immigrants who “work like dogs”). The public policies and corporate muscle that have helped to determine who does and does not benefit from the Brooklyn’s new prosperity remain underexamined. Readers with an interest in the subject would do better to read Suleiman Osman’s The Invention of Brownstone Brooklyn.

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