Reclaiming gotham bill de blasio and the movement to end america s tale of two cities. Juan GonzĂĄlez 2019-03-07

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Reclaiming Gotham

reclaiming gotham bill de blasio and the movement to end america s tale of two cities

So there are things that have begun to fray the alliance and divide the alliance, but you cannot mistake that there is an alliance. And not just any management. And so, this is how I try to lay it out. You can—and I can go on and on. And he took a lot of heat from all sides of the political spectrum during that period of time, because, as you recall, he had already moved to further dismantle the stop-and-frisk policies of the Bloomberg administration, that were still being battled over in the courts.

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reclaiming gotham bill de blasio and the movement to end america s tale of two cities

Real estate developers feverishly refashioned huge swaths of rundown inner-city neighborhoods, erecting new luxury housing that aimed to attract younger, wealthier, and whiter residents but that inexorably displaced older, poorer, and darker ones. In New York City, left-leaning candidates, who can develop a Sanders-style base of small donors, actually have a fighting chance to win. She received awards for two comprehensive plans for which she was project manager during her tenure with the City of Ann Arbor. Yet, de Blasio also holds a rather strong neoliberal worldview. How Bill de Blasio's mayoral victory triggered a seismic shift in the nation's urban political landscape--and what it portends for our cities in the future In November 2013, a little-known progressive stunned the elite of New York City by capturing the mayoralty by a landslide. The municipal election of 2013, however, did not simply elevate de Blasio to office. Gotham, in other words, had been suddenly reclaimed in the name of its people.

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Reclaiming Gotham: New York’s Bill de Blasio and urban American politics

reclaiming gotham bill de blasio and the movement to end america s tale of two cities

If anything this book just made me want to read more books on de Blasio. Maybe he just tried to do too much in so little space, I dunno. And a very special shout-out to our engineer Flip, Mike DiFilippo, just marked 15 years at Democracy Now! Gonzalez also describes the fundraising schemes that moved money among groups and individuals close to the mayor and prompted state and federal investigations on allegations that money was received in exchange for city contracts and other favors and for possible violations of campaign financing laws. There are—and as I say in the book, many of the mayors found their key initiatives blocked by conservative forces. Brown had accrued over a dozen years of experience as a professional community planner, working in both the public and private sectors. Not since the legendary Fiorello La Guardia in the 1930s had so many populist candidates captured government office at the same time.

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‘Reclaiming Gotham’: NYC a case study in push for more affordable cities

reclaiming gotham bill de blasio and the movement to end america s tale of two cities

Juan, talk about the central thesis here, on race, class and what you mean by the urban growth machine. He had—he was accepting much more oversight of the police department, outside oversight, that City Council had passed, which the police department was opposed to. About Steve Early Steve Early is a former staff member of the Communications Workers of America. Within New York, de Blasio faced a massive slowdown of police enforcement when department members accused him of creating an anti-police climate. Who are the progressive forces in America? And they are reason to hope. Copies of the new book will be available for sale at the event, and Juan will sign books after the talk. And even that salesman needs salesmen like Gonzalez.

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reclaiming gotham bill de blasio and the movement to end america s tale of two cities

And by this time next year, fully 300,000 additional New Yorkers will be protected by that law. He reduced evictions of tenants by expanding legal assistance in housing court. But there are some framing issues that hinder the book's analysis. Reflecting that broader change, liberal Democrats Bill Peduto in Pittsburgh, Betsy Hodges in Minneapolis, and Martin Walsh of Boston also won mayoral elections that same year, as did insurgent Ras Baraka in Newark the following year. Reflecting that broader change, liberal Democrats Bill Peduto in Pittsburgh, Betsy Hodges in Minneapolis, and Martin Walsh of Boston also won mayoral elections that same year, as did insurgent Ras Baraka in Newark the following year.

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Reclaiming Gotham: Bill De Blasio And The Movement To End America’s Tale Of Two Cities Download

reclaiming gotham bill de blasio and the movement to end america s tale of two cities

Reflecting that broader change, liberal Democrats Bill Peduto in Pittsburgh, Betsy Hodges in Minneapolis, and Martin Walsh of Boston also won mayoral elections that same year, as did insurgent Ras Baraka in Newark the following year. In the last decades of the twentieth century, the financialization of capitalism initiated a new era of accumulation which is known in academic contexts as finance-capital-driven neoliberalism. This new generation of municipal leaders offers valuable lessons for those seeking grassroots reform. Sure, the one-time city councilman from Park Slope, a genteel Brooklyn neighborhood of white professionals living in meticulously renovated brownstones, had managed in 2009 to win election to the largely ceremonial citywide post of public advocate, but in the Democratic mayoral primary race of 2013 he was facing four better-known and better-financed contenders—Council Speaker Christine Quinn, the sitting city comptroller John Liu, and two well-liked politicians who had made strong runs for mayor previously, former comptroller William Thompson and former Brooklyn congressman Anthony Weiner. Many more of us who live here will have to get involved in the struggle if the Tale of Two Cities is to end. De Blasio's victory, journalist legend Juan Gonzalez argues, was not just a routine change of government but a popular rebellion against corporate-friendly policies that had dominated New York for decades.

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Reclaiming Gotham: Bill de Blasio and the Movement to End Americaa's Tale of Two Cities (Hardcover)

reclaiming gotham bill de blasio and the movement to end america s tale of two cities

A recipient of the George Polk Award for excellence in journalism and the Hispanic Academy of Media Arts and Sciences Lifetime Achievement Award, GonzĂĄlez is a former president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and an inductee into the New York Journalism Hall of Fame. Other progressive politicians faced their own resistance from well-financed campaign opponents or saw their bases splintered on some issues. Not since the legendary Fiorello La Guardia in the 1930s had so many populist candidates captured government office at the same time. You set the scene with his family, well, not coming in a limousine to City Hall. Such efforts were not unique to New York. Reflecting that broader change, liberal Democrats Bill Peduto in Pittsburgh, Betsy Hodges in Minneapolis, and Martin Walsh of Boston also won mayoral elections that same year, as did insurgent Ras Baraka in Newark the following year.

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reclaiming gotham bill de blasio and the movement to end america s tale of two cities

Is he now wanting to praise Democratic politicians? Clearly, we can do a lot worst. Places: There is no better role model for aspiring radical scribes than Juan Gonzalez. He froze rents for stabilized tenants for two years. Even seventeen out of nineteen Progressive Caucus members on the council backed Clinton, calling their own anti-establishment credentials, on national issues, into question. Not since the legendary Fiorello La Guardia in the 1930s had so many populist candidates captured government office at the same time. So he decided to pick Bratton, who had loyalty among the rank-and-file police, because—believing that that would at least prevent the police from rebelling and allow him to implement his social agenda.

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MAP Reads: Reclaiming Gotham: Bill de Blasio and the Movement to End America’s Tale of Two Cities

reclaiming gotham bill de blasio and the movement to end america s tale of two cities

GonzĂĄlez doesn't paint de Blasio as a progressive saint, detailing his administration's missteps and the resulting backlash. De Blasio's election heralded the advent of the most progressive New York City government in generations. Such swearing-in rituals take place routinely in towns and cities across America, and they typically draw attention only from the local press, but this was no mere changing of the guard in some run-of-the-mill town, as the throng of cameras and reporters assembled since early that morning to record the event made clear. Not since the legendary Fiorello La Guardia in the 1930s had so many populist candidates captured government office at the same time. This excerpt originally appeared in Reclaiming Gotham, published by The New Press. Gotham, in other words, had been suddenly reclaimed in the name of its people. Toward the end of his second term, Mayor Bloomberg even alienated many of his supporters when he overturned the will of the people, expressed through two previous referenda, to uphold municipal term limits.

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