Journals Higher Education



Published: 29 November 2012

360 Pages | 24 halftones


ISBN: 9780199930340

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The Invention of Brownstone Brooklyn

Gentrification and the Search for Authenticity in Postwar New York

Suleiman Osman

  • Accessible narrative about Brooklyn, engaging with ideas of Jane Jacobs's The Death and Life of Great American Cities.
  • A colorful history of the emergence of the "young urban professional" in the postwar American city.
  • First full-length work examining gentrification by a historian.
  • Fresh political history of the 1970s "neighborhood movement" in New York City.