INDEX
Abandoned buildings, 130, 135–37
Abandonment of buildings, 1; numbers of, 203–204056; in the Bronx, 121–23
Abandonment process, 125–27
Abrams, Charles, 111
Abrams, Robert, Bronx Borough President, 128–29, 147, 215051
Academy Housing, 87
African Americans: Bronx, 1, 99–102, 104–105, 109–19, 137, 144–46, 148–51; crime, 119–20; early Bronx, 28, 40, 78, 1647132, 168/172; homeowners, 133; landlords, 131, 209/14; race relations, 114–15; South Bronx churches, 140
Albanians, 144, 151
Allen, Fred, 103
Allerton Avenue, 102
Alexander Avenue, 78, 133, 163/124
All-America City Award, 1, 143, 214/138
Amalgamated Houses, 87, 147, 151
American Benefit Association, 32
American Real Estate Company, 68
Andrew Freedman Home, 143; see also All-America City Award; MidBronx Senior Citizens Council
Annexation of the Bronx, 4, 16–17, 42, 48–50, 80–81, 185/16
“Annexed District,” 17
Antipoverty programs, 119, 127, 133–34, 148–49; community action agencies, 133; fraud in, 127
Anti-Semitism, 104–105
Apartments, 5–6, 68–69, 74, 83–91, 97, 146–48, 187/123, 187/124; Academy Housing, 87; Amalgamated Houses, 87, 147, 150; building incentives for, 86–87; coops, 87 {see also Workers Cooperative Colony); Hillside Homes, 87, 147; Parkchester, 87, 147, 151; Shalom Aleichem, 87; Thomas Gardens, 87; Workers Cooperative Colony (Coops), 87; see also Tenements
Aquinas Housing Corporation, 142
Architects and Builders' Magazine, 84
A-RE-CO district, 9
Arroya, Carmen, Bronx welfare activist, 121
Arson, 1, 121, 125–26; fire insurance fraud, 126, 207/163
Asians, 151
Association for Improving the Condition of the Poor, 102
Auction sales, 66–67, 82, 88, 178/110, 181/128, 181/129, 181/130, 184/158
Austin, F., 146
Badillo, Deputy Mayor Herman, 127; head of the South Bronx plan, as

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • List of Maps ix
  • List of Tables xi
  • Acknowledgments xiii
  • 1: The Bronx and Its Neighborhoods 1
  • 2: Early Beginnings 19
  • 3: The Changing Landscape 41
  • 4: Emerging Neighborhoods 59
  • 5: Boosting a Borough 80
  • 6: Urban Neighborhoods 94
  • 7: The South Bronx 109
  • 8: The Road Back 130
  • Notes 169
  • Bibliography 233
  • Index 265
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