Making Things Work

Ida Susser

in Norman Street

Published in print June 2012 | ISBN: 9780195367317
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199951192 | DOI:
Making Things Work

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This chapter continues the discussion of the Norman Street Block Association, focusing on the issues around which successful events were organized and the way in which successes were also closely related to the class position and material needs of the Norman Street residents. Two programs which involved the distribution of resources on Norman Street stimulated interest among block residents and were successfully organized: a summer lunch program and a play street. A third project, decorating for the Bicentennial celebrations of 1976, was also completed as planned.

Keywords: Norman Street Block Association; Greenpoint–Williamsburg; collective action; community events; neighborhoods; summer lunch program; play street

Chapter.  5407 words. 

Subjects: Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

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