Greater than ever : New York's big comeback

by Doctoroff, Daniel L.,

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The former deputy mayor of New York City tells the story of the city's comeback after 9/11, offering lessons in resiliency under the most trying of circumstances, and a model for the rejuvenation of any city.
Deputy Mayor Daniel L. Doctoroff led New York's dramatic and unexpected economic resurgence after the September 11 terrorist attacks. With Mayor Michael Bloomberg, he developed a remarkably ambitious five-borough economic development plan to not only recover from the attacks but to completely transform New York's economy: New neighborhoods were created. Hundreds of thousands of jobs were generated. The largest municipal affordable housing plan in American history was completed. Ground Zero was rebuilt. And New York adopted a pathbreaking sustainability plan.
None of this was straightforward. New York has some of the most entrenched financial and political interests anywhere, and it has a population that is quick to let its public officials know exactly what is on its mind. Doctoroff's plans for a New York Olympic Games and a stadium on the West Side crashed and burned, but phoenix-like he engineered the transformation of the city anyway.
Greater than Ever is a bracing adventure--when can-do attitude dove headlong into New York's unique realpolitik of "fuggedaboutit"--during which the city was changed for the better.
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Subjects Doctoroff, Daniel L.
New York (N.Y.). -- Office of the Mayor -- Officials and employees -- Biography.
City managers -- New York (State) -- New York.
Olympic host city selection -- 2012.
Economic development -- New York (State) -- New York.
Urban renewal -- New York (State) -- New York.
City planning -- New York (State) -- New York.
New York (N.Y.) -- Politics and government -- 1951-
Publisher New York :[2017]
Edition First edition.
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description xvii, 371 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
ISBN 9781610396073
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