A Changing Neighborhood

Ida Susser

in Norman Street

Published in print June 2012 | ISBN: 9780195367317
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199951192 | DOI:
A Changing Neighborhood

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The trends that have shaped the industry and social structure of the United States have also fashioned New York City and its neighborhoods. This chapter traces the course of the city's economic and political development and the particular conditions which formed Greenpoint–Williamsburg. Greenpoint–Williamsburg does not have defining geographic characteristics, but certain population trends differentiate it clearly from surrounding areas. These same characteristics of the population affect political development and the composition of protest movements.

Keywords: New York City; economic development; political development; Greenpoint–Williamsburg; population trends; protest movements

Chapter.  7470 words. 

Subjects: Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

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