New York, Chicago, Los Angeles: America’s Global Cities by Janet Abu-Lughod. University of Minnesota Press, 1999.

Chapter 2: The First Growth Cycle to 1820
Chapter 3: Developments between the 1820s and the 1870s
Chapter 4: New York Solidifies Its Character
Chapter 7: A New York: A New Deal
Chapter 10: The New York Region: Expanding, Contracting, and Restructuring

The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York by Robert Caro. Vintage Books Edition, NY, Sept. 1975.

Chapter 18: New York City Before Robert Moses
Chapter 20: One Year
Chapter 36: The Meat Ax
Chapter 37: One Mile
Chapter 38: One Mile (Afterward)
Chapter 39: The Highwayman

The Life and Death of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs. Random House, NY, 1961.

Chapter 11: The need for concentration
Chapter 12: Some myths about diversity
Chapter 13: The self destruction of diversity
Chapter 15: Unslumming and slumming
Chapter 18: Erosion of cities or attrition of automobiles

The Future of Us All: Race and Neighborhood Politics in New York City by Roger Sanjeck. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY, 1998.

Chapter 1: Elmhurst-Corona, 1652-1960
Chapter 2: The Social Order of New York City
Chapter 10: The New Multicultural Geography of Elmhurst-Corona
Conclusion: The Future of Us All

The Mannahatta Project by Nick Paumgarten. The New Yorker, October 1, 2007.

Crossing Broadway: Washington Heights and the Promise of New York City by Robert W. Snyder. Cornell University Press, 2014.

Chapter 6: A New Neighborhood in a New City

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