A History of Housing in New York City.

Since its emergence in the mid-nineteenth century as the nation's ""metropolis, "" New York has faced the most challenging housing problems of any American city, but it has also led the nation in innovation and reform. The horrors of the tenement were perfected in New York a...

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Online Access:Electronic book from EBSCO
Main Author: Plunz, Richard.
Other Authors: Jackson, Kenneth T.
Format: eBook
Published: La Vergne : Columbia University Press, 2016.
Series:Columbia history of urban life.
Table of Contents:
  • Table of Contents ; List of Illustrations; Foreword, by Kenneth T. Jackson; Preface: Dwelling Type and Social Change in the American Metropolis; Acknowledgments ; 1. Early Precedents; 2. Legislating the Tenement ; 3. Rich and Poor ; 4. Beyond the Tenement ; 5. The Garden Apartment ; 6. Aesthetics and Realities ; 7. Government Intervention ; 8. Pathology of Public Housing ; 9. New Directions ; 10. Entropies and Atrophies ; Epilogue: Endgames? ; Notes ; Bibliography ; Illustration Credits; Index.