Edges of the City

1960 – 1970

July 3, 2011
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1.)

 

1965: “A Dim View”

First Blackout in NYC(Gatewood, 194)

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1966: The Day the Subways Stopped

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Chief of Transit Workers Union, Mike Quill – Guard in Grand Central arrested later to have a heart attack in jail and left to die. (Gatewood, 196)


1940 – 1950

July 3, 2011
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“The Forties were for War.” (Gatewood, 118)
1942:
Normandie

“An Inglorious End”(Gatewood, 125)

1943:
Thomas Air Views, Stuyvesant Town, 1943 (Page, 101)

Stuyvesant Town: Eighteen blocks, 14th St. – 20th St., 1st Ave – Ave C. was built by Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in 1943 with Slum Clearance incentive from the State of New York

1946:
Gas rationing – War ration book (Gatewood, 128)


1937

July 2, 2011
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December 1, 1937: The United States Housing Act of 1937 (Wagner-Steagall Bill) establishes federally-aided housing program. Subsidies went from the U.S. government to local public housing agencies (LHA’s) to improve living conditions for low-income families.

http://www.nyc.gov/html/nycha/html/about/nycha70_timeline.shtml


1936

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1936:The New Dealer, President Franklin D. Roosevelt

  • “Leader of a bloodless Revolution, Roosevelt for the first time in the nations history applied the resources of the federal government directly to the welfare of the people.”(Gatewood, 85)


1937

January 21, 2011
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December 1, 1937: The United States Housing Act of 1937 (Wagner-Steagall Bill) establishes federally-aided housing program. Subsidies went from the U.S. government to local public housing agencies (LHA’s) to improve living conditions for low-income families.

http://www.nyc.gov/html/nycha/html/about/nycha70_timeline.shtml