Ed Koch and the Rebuilding of New York

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Acknowledgments

1. Introduction

2. Struggling to Be Middle Class: Ed Koch’s Early Life

3. It Takes a Village (1949–58)

4. “Rhymes with Notch” (1959–64)

5. The Man Who Beat Carmine De Sapio

6. A Rebel with Reason

7. Koch’s Corridor (1969–76)

8. “A Liberal with Sanity”: Koch as the Anti-Bella

9. New York: Divided and Broke (1973–77)

10. The 1977 Mayoral Election

11. The Critical First Term (1978–81)

12. The Politics of Race and Party

13. Shake-up (1979–80)

14. Controlled Fusion: Or, to Koch or Not to Koch (1980–81)

15. Governor Koch? (1982–83)

16. Larger Than Life (1984–85)

17. A New Spatial Order: Gentrification, the Parks, Times Square

18. Homelessness

19. The Koch Housing Plan (1986–89)

20. AIDS

21. Crime and Police Issues (1978–84)

22. The Ward Years: Police, Crime, and Police Crimes (1984–89)

23. Don’t Follow County Leaders, and Watch Your Parking Meters (1986)

24. Koch’s Endgame (1988–89)

25. Epilogue

Conclusion

Notes

Index

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