Advice for the New Mayor
Savas, E. S.
Heinemann, H. Erich
Wriston, Walter B.
Richard Nathan Director, Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government
We tend to stereotype New York's poorer neighborhoods as war zones of crime and crack. But the truth is much more complicated. New York has many new "Zones of Emergence"-middle- and working-class communities inhabited by blacks, Hispanics, and immigrants. From Flushing, Queens, to Sunset Park, Brooklyn, and even Bedford-Stuyvesant and Bushwick, many New York City neighborhoods are not the stereotypical inner-city danger zones.
These neighborhoods are fragile, but they are holding out. Shine a spotlight on these areas and see how we can help them.