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The Battle for Gotham: New York in the Shadow of Robert Moses and Jane Jacobs

The Battle for Gotham: New York in the Shadow of Robert Moses and Jane Jacobs

In the 1970s, New York City hit rock bottom. Crime was at its highest, the middle class exodus was in high gear, and bankruptcy loomed.

INTRODUCTION: A Clash of Visions—Then and Now

Chapter 1. THE WAY THINGS WERE

Chapter 2. LANDMARKS PRESERVATION

Chapter 3. GREENWICH VILLAGE

Chapter 4. SOHO

Chapter 5. RECONSIDERING ROBERT MOSES

Chapter 6. THE FACTORY

Chapter 7. THE UPPER WEST SIDE

Chapter 8. WESTWAY

Chapter 9. BIG THINGS GET DONE

CONCLUSION: Their Shadows Still Hover

EPILOGUE

Appendix: Jacobs’s Arrest in Her Own Words

Notes

Bibliography