New York City Politics: Governing Gotham

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Actors Equity Association, 51
adult entertainment businesses, 29–30
advocacy groups, 148–149
affirmative action, 169–170, 272
Affirmative Employment Plan (New York City), 170
African-American Leadership Summit, 241–242
African Americans. See Blacks
African immigration, 126
AIDS, 265
Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), 79, 90, 103, 107, 173. See also Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
air rights, 50–51, 283
Air Transport Association, 46
Alliance for Downtown New York, 43
Alliance of Resident Theaters, 51
Allison, Graham, 248–249
alternate side of the street parking, 136
American Arab Relations Committee, 137
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), 260
American Insurance Association, 46
American Labor Party (ALP), 164
Ameruso, Anthony, 253
Amnesty International, 138
anthrax threat, 113
anti-Semitism, 154, 168, 195
Apollo Theater (Harlem), 106
Appellate Division (New York State Supreme Court), 70–71
Arabs, 185
Arafat, Yassir, 195
Arian, Asher, 195–196
art exhibits (Brooklyn Museum of Art), 185, 188
artists-residence program, 31
Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE), 145
Asians, 122–123, 124t, 125–126; and alternate side of street parking, 136–137; and City Council redistricting, 236, 238, 243; and City Council representation, 131, 135, 145; and executive branch appointments, 130t, 132; and legislative reapportionment, 133; police treatment of, 138; political activity of, 150
as of right: tax incentives, 33, 41, 47, 56, 106, 232; zoning, 25, 47
Aspira v. New York City Board of Education, 144–145
assimilation, 121–122, 157–158
Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), 9, 147–148
Association of Indians in America, 136
asthma, 143–144, 264
Asthma Initiative, 144
Atlanta (Ga.), 193
Atlantic Yards Nets Arena, 7–10, 20–21, 147, 282–283
Auletta, Ken, 168
Badillo, Herman, 97, 166, 167, 194
Bangladeshi immigration, 126
Barrett, Wayne, 170
Barron, Charles, 142–143
Battery Park City, 52, 75
Beame, Abraham, 60, 62, 167, 189, 253, 277, 278, 287
Bear Stearns, 101
Bedford Stuyvesant (Brooklyn), 96, 127, 169
Bellevue Hospital, 264
Bellush, Jewell, 215
Benepe, Adrian, 254
Benjamin, Gerald, 84
Bensonhurst (Brooklyn), 126, 154, 169, 195
Beyond the Melting Pot (Glazer and Moynihan), 121–122, 157
Big Ten, 115
bilingual education, 68, 103, 144–145
Black and Hispanic Caucus (City Council), 241
Blacks, 123, 124t, 274; and Atlantic Yards Nets Arena, 9; and Bensonhurst march, 169, 195; and City Council redistricting, 131, 145, 236–241; and City Council representation, 129, 130t, 131, 152; and community school boards, 134–135; and Crown Heights riots, 120–121, 138, 154, 169, 199; and executive branch appointments, 129, 130t, 131–132; and “gifted and talented” programs, 147; Glazer/Moynihan views on, 121–122; and leadership, 153–156; and legislative reapportionment, 133–134; and Model Cities Program, 97; and municipal bureaucracy, 272–274; and 1977 mayoral election, 167, 194; and NYPD minority recruitment, 139–141, 155, 259, 273–274; and Olympic Stadium, 6; police treatment of, 121, 138–141, 170; political activity of, 15, 150–155; relations with Giuliani, 132, 156, 195–196; relations with Koch, 167–170, 194–195;


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