Though Amazon’s HQ2 has been canceled, larger questions still remain about the role of for-profit industries, the tech sector, and private development in the city’s future. This month, join us to discuss Kim Phillips-Fein’s Fear City: New York’s Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of Austerity Politics. Fein’s book examines the origins and impacts of the city’s near bankruptcy in 1975, and suggests how heavily the lessons and memories of that period influence today’s strategies for economic growth and recovery.
The discussion was moderated by Jeff Andrews. Jeff is the Data Reporter for Curbed.com, where he covers the housing market, housing finance, housing policy, and real estate technology. He has previously written for The Associated Press, ESPN, Vice, Vocativ, among others. He holds a BA in journalism from the University of North Texas and an MBA from Georgetown University.
Open to new and returning participants.
Food and beverages will be provided.
This month’s book is available at a discount from the following independent booksellers (Just say you’re with Van Alen Book Club at check-out):
– Greenlight Bookstore (Fort Greene) – 15% discount
– Community Bookstore (Park Slope) – 20% discount
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