By Kenneth T. Jackson, Lisa Keller, Nancy Flood
Covering an exhaustive diversity of knowledge approximately ny, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island, the 1st version of The Encyclopedia of recent York City was once successful through each degree, incomes all over the world acclaim and a number of other awards for reference excellence, and promoting out its first printing ahead of it used to be formally published.
But a lot has replaced because the quantity first seemed in 1995: the realm exchange middle not dominates the skyline, a billionaire businessman became an not likely three-term mayor, and concrete regeneration—Chelsea Piers, the excessive Line, DUMBO, Williamsburg, the South Bronx, the decrease East Side—has develop into normal. to mirror such innovation and alter, this definitive, one-volume source at the urban has been thoroughly revised and expanded.
The revised variation comprises 800 new entries that aid entire the tale of recent York: from Air teach to E-ZPass, from September eleven to public order. the recent fabric comprises broader assurance of topic components formerly underserved in addition to new maps and illustrations. nearly all current entries—spanning structure, politics, company, activities, the humanities, and more—have been up to date to mirror the effect of the earlier decades.
The greater than 5,000 alphabetical entries and seven-hundred illustrations of the second one version of The Encyclopedia of latest York Cityconvey the richness and variety of its topic in nice breadth and aspect, and should proceed to function an necessary device for everybody who has even a passing curiosity within the American metropolis.
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In May 2008 the City Council approved the rezoning of 125th Street to pave the way for high-rise oﬃce towers and some 2100 new market-rate condominiums. Such changes could cause the loss of small businesses and the displacement of some long-term residents. With renovated brownstones in Harlem selling for $1 million and new condominium apartments selling for almost that much, working-class Harlem residents cannot aﬀord the newer upscale housing. The arrival of the black and white “gentriﬁers” is changing the class and racial composition of Harlem.
In 1834 a black minister delivering an abolitionist sermon to a predominantly black audience at the Chatham Street Chapel was assaulted, triggering ﬁve days of antiabolitionist agitation in which white mobs attacked blacks and abolitionist white churches as well as the Bowery Theatre. Two black churches were extensively damaged before the militia ended the violence on the night of 11 July by arresting about 150 ringleaders of the mob. By 1850 most of the city’s blacks were living in or near Greenwich Village, and by 1860 others had settled on the West Side between 10th and 30th streets, the infamous Tenderloin.
Chauncey G. , Meghan Lalonde Afghans. The extent of Afghan immigration to the United States was diﬃcult to mea sure before 1953; only after passage of the 1952 McCarran–Walter Immigration and Nationality Act were members of the former Asiatic Barred Zone (non-Europeans and nonAfricans) allowed to enter the country. The number of Afghan immigrants to New York City increased markedly after Marxists, with help from the army, seized control of the government in 1978 by assassinating the prime minister, Mohammad Daoud Kahn, who had overthrown King Zahir Shah in 1973.