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The new Brooklyn: what it takes to bring a city back

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Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2017].
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viii, 199 pages ; 24 cm
307.3416 H996 2017
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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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Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-187) and index.
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Hymowitz, K. S. (2017). The new Brooklyn: what it takes to bring a city back. Lanham, Rowman & Littlefield.

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Hymowitz, Kay S., 1948-. 2017. The New Brooklyn: What It Takes to Bring a City Back. Lanham, Rowman & Littlefield.

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Hymowitz, Kay S., 1948-, The New Brooklyn: What It Takes to Bring a City Back. Lanham, Rowman & Littlefield, 2017.

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Hymowitz, Kay S. The New Brooklyn: What It Takes to Bring a City Back. Lanham, Rowman & Littlefield, 2017.

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