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Forest Hills DIary The Crisis of Low Income Housing
Forest Hills DIary The Crisis of Low Income Housing Author:Mario Cuomo In 1972, New York City proposed to build a low-income housing project in Forest Hills, a middle-class, middle-income neighborhood in the borough of Queens. The community rebelled in a defiance that became front-page news, and the mayor assigned Mario Cuomo, a Queens lawyer, to mediate the dispute. Cuomo turned out to be both a brilliant mediato... more »r with an uncanny gift for political compromise and a superb diarist. The summaries that he made of each day's activities are not only a classic, first-hand account of a community in conflict and an invaluable handbook on how such crises arise, but an impressive look at the way the present Governor of New York works and how some of his talents reveal themselves in action.« less
While a little dated this is an excellent perspective on the way government proceeded in the middle 20th century. It's a most interesting read that certainly brings an different understanding of the role of Cuomo in New York's history.