This thought-provoking book argues that New York City itself has become a follower rather than a leader. Once-distinctive streets and neighborhoods have become awash in generic stores, apartment boxes, and garish signs and billboards. Legendary neighborhoods (Little Italy, Hell’s Kitchen, Harlem, the Lower East Side) have been smoothed over with cute monikers, remade for real-estate investment and for sale to the highest bidder.
"It’s a world peopled by 20-something interns who can somehow afford to split rents of $3000+ a month, who come to New York from the Midwest, eschewing things like walkups because living in a gated, fully loaded environment "is just so much better in so many ways. It’s like living in a hotel.”
Observer: Gated Communities
The Bloomberg Way: “”It’s a notion of governance in which the city is run like a corporation. The mayor is the CEO, the businesses are clients, citizens are consumers, and the city itself is a product that’s branded and marketed. And New York is a luxury product.”
Julian Brash, Ph.D., a Brooklyn-born professor of anthropology and urban studies now at Montclair State University, has written a book entitled “Bloomberg’s New York: Class and Governance in the Luxury City.”
The original Junior’s in Brooklyn is selling its iconic and beloved two-story building to the developers of a high-rise luxury tower!
The Junior’s building, with all of its flashy and fantastic classic details, will be demolished. Rest here: Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York