The boy-in-a-blouse, above, has called me a fool.
But the boy-in-a-blouse cannot disagree the Koch got the redline around the City removed, allowing the underclasses access to capital for the first time since the war.
Koch's hand up created true social mobility, and did it without humiliating the poor like Lyndsay's relief handouts.
If Koch didn't team up with banks the whole City would still be redlined. Lyndsay's fun City was fair, until you wanted to get a mortgage.
Martin Luther King espoused a world where children of all races walked together in unity. The fulton mall, as it was, was not united. In order to make an omelette, you have to crack eggs.
I'm not so sure integrating neighborhoods is a bad thing. It's pretty despicable to say otherwise. I now feel welcome on Fulton St, which is something I couldn't say ten years ago.
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