Bloomberg's New York

Bloomberg's New York

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New York mayor Michael Bloomberg claims to run the city like a business. In Bloomberga€™s New York, Julian Brash applies methods from anthropology, geography, and other social science disciplines to examine what that means. He describes the mayora€™s attitude toward governance as the Bloomberg Waya€”a philosophy that holds up the mayor as CEO, government as a private corporation, desirable residents and businesses as customers and clients, and the city itself as a product to be branded and marketed as a luxury good. Commonly represented as pragmatic and nonideological, the Bloomberg Way, Brash argues, is in fact an ambitious reformulation of neoliberal governance that advances specific class interests. He considers the implications of this in a blow-by-blow account of the debate over the Hudson Yards plan, which aimed to transform Manhattana€™s far west side into the citya€™s next great high-end district. Bringing this plan to fruition proved surprisingly difficult as activists and entrenched interests pushed back against the Bloomberg administration, suggesting that despite Bloomberga€™s success in redrawing the rules of urban governance, older political arrangementsa€”and opportunities for social justicea€”remain.After the May 1999 death of Leon Hess, the long-time owner of ... Jersey as of the 2008 expiration date of the teams lease at the dumpy Giants Stadium, shared with the regiona#39;s other football team, ... have to share a stadium or revenues from the exorbitant prices that the team could charge for luxury suites, season tickets, anbsp;...

Title:Bloomberg's New York
Author:Julian Brash
Publisher:University of Georgia Press - 2011


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