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Upscaling Downtown From Bowery Saloons to Cocktail Bars in New York City

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ISBN-10: 069115516X

ISBN-13: 9780691155166

Edition: 2015

Authors: Richard E. Ocejo

List price: $30.00
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Description:

Once known for slum-like conditions in its immigrant and working-class neighborhoods, New York City's downtown now features luxury housing, chic boutiques and hotels, and, most notably, a vibrant nightlife culture. While a burgeoning bar scene can be viewed as a positive sign of urban transformation, tensions lurk beneath, reflecting the social conflicts within postindustrial cities. Upscaling Downtown examines the perspectives and actions of disparate social groups who have been affected by or played a role in the nightlife of the Lower East Side, East Village, and Bowery. Using the social world of bars as windows into understanding urban development, Richard Ocejo argues that the…    
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 9/7/2014
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.166