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Saving Stuyvesant Town: How One Community Defeated the Worst Real Estate Deal in History

Daniel R. Garodnick


From city streets to City Hall and to Midtown corporate offices, this book is the incredible true story of how one middle-class community defeated the largest residential real-estate deal in American history. As a lifetime Stuy Town resident and former City Councilman, the author recounts how his neighbors stood up to mammoth real-estate interests and successfully fought to save their homes, delivering New York City's biggest-ever affordable-housing preservation win. In 2006, the author found himself engaged in an unexpected battle. Stuyvesant Town was built for World War II veterans by MetLif ... More

Keywords: middle-class community, real-estate, affordable-housing preservation, Stuyvesant Town, MetLife, American housing market, New York City

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781501754371
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501754371.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel R. Garodnick, author
Riverside Park Conservancy