Includes bibliographical references (p. -374) and index.
Welcome to the neighborhood / Janet Abu-Lughod -- The changing economy of the Lower East Side / Jan Chien Lin -- The tenement as a built form / Richard Plunz and Janet Abu-Lughod -- A history of Tompkins Square Park / Marci Reaven and Jeanne Houck -- Déjà vu : replanning the Lower East Side in the 1930s / Suzanne Wasserman -- Neighborhood "burn-out" : Puerto Ricans at the end of the queue / Christopher Mele -- Appendix : The other side of the coin : culture in Loisaida / Mario Maffi -- From disinvestment to reinvestment : mapping the urban 'frontier' in the Lower East Side / Neil Smith, Betsy Duncan, and Laura Reid -- The process of gentrification in Alphabet City / Christopher Mele -- Public action : New York City policy and the gentrification of the Lower East Side / William Sites -- A resident's view of conflict on Tompkins Square Park / Diana R. Gordon -- The battle for Tompkins Square Park / Janet Abu-Lughod -- The residents in Tompkins Square Park / Dorine Greshof and John Dale -- The squatters : a chorus of voices . . . but is anyone listening? / Andrew Van Kleunen -- Defending the cross-subsidy plan : the tortoise wins again ; Conclusions and implications / Janet Abu-Lughod.