New York City Analysis

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Final Essays
1. Analyze New York City’s rise as a diverse metropolis during the 1950s. In your essay, include a detailed analysis of the Puerto Rican migration to New York City. What were the causes of this migration? What conditions in Puerto Rico led many of its citizens to choose New York City? What government programs also led many Puerto Ricans to choose to come to the mainland, in particular, New York City? What problems did Puerto Ricans face when they arrived in New York City?
Prior to the 1950’s there was a dichotomy between those that lived in the city and those that lived in its outer boroughs. The upper class was concerned with preserving their way of life, which included high culture, accumulated wealth and social stability.
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He pushed forward the idea of a Neighborhood NYC where there would be a lot of racial integration and promoted race relations. One way he went about accomplishing racial integration was by announcing 12 new public housing locations, none of which were in Manhattan. He wanted to move African Americans, especially those from the lower class into middle class white neighborhoods. This led to many white residents fleeing the city and to the suburbs as they feared an increase in crime, social unrest and cultural instability. He wanted to implement the ideals of the Great Society however it caused great turmoil in the city. To deal with this issue, he established the Summer Task Force in 1967, who’s main purpose was to inform Lindsay on local issues. It consisted of 20 teams of neighborhood leaders however he noticed that the advice given by neighborhood leaders were distinctly different compared to those of bureaucrats. This led to him providing assistance to local communities in areas of technical expertise and recreational …show more content…
Prior to this, he was the Associate attorney general, which was the third highest position in the Department of Justice; however, he wanted to be in the spotlight so he took a demotion and became a US attorney. As NYC saw a surge in crime rates, he thought that if he could bring down crime rates, he would be in the spotlight. As an attorney, he tried many high profile cases and cracked down on organized crime. He lost the mayoral race in 1989 but won in 1993 as he had support from white and Asian voters, especially those who feared the effects increasing crime rates would have on their lives. His main point was that he had a strong record as a US attorney who could use his experiences to clean up New York city. He named the head of NYC Transit police, Bill Bratton, the NYPD commissioner. They turned the three unorganized and competitive police departments into one. They saw that having 3 departments would cause turf wars and competition which would lead to a lack of interagency cooperation. They combined the NYPD, NYC Transit Police Department and NYC Housing Police Department into just the NYPD which had 38,500 members. To combat rising crime rates, they followed Broken Windows Theory and COMPSTAT. The Broken Windows Theory says that, if

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