Title: The Key to New York City, Under Mayor John V...
Publisher: 1965-1973, New York
Publication Date: 1965
Book Condition: Fine
Black leather case, lined in velvet and containing a gold key to the city, "Facsimile of Key Made in 1812 for the Door of City Hall, New York" in a gold plaque on the top of the case. Republican John Vliet Lindsay inherited a city with serious fiscal and economic problems -- left by outgoing Democratic Mayor Robert F. Wagner, Jr. -- and turned it over to his successor Abraham Beame in even worse condition. His legacy is controversial. It was a dramatic time in the United States, and his tenure as Mayor of one of the nation's greatest cities was plagued by the racial and civil unrest that marked the era. He also endured strikes, riots, and a blizzard that killed 14 people on the first day alone. Applauded by many for this opposition to Vietnam, and his championing of women's and minorities' rights, he also bumbled his way though some of the city's great moments of crisis. His most famous gaffe is perhaps the most telling. During an icy 1966 winter, in which New Yorkers endured a 12-day strike affecting all the subways and buses, Lindsay quipped: "I still think it's a fun city.". Bookseller Inventory # SW476-7403
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