Housing Patterns in New York City: A Study of Social Conditions and Legislative Influences Effecting Open Occupancy in Private and Public Dwellings, 1960
Almost any study of housing, regardless of its length or comprehensiveness of material, remains but an introduction. The approach to the subject can be as multiple as the number of flights up, doorbells, front gates, little statues of black men holding "welcome" signs, terracotta pathways leading to the redwood doors, one dilapidated stair leading in from the rear ally lined with garbage and refuse, or the hidden cubicles reached after passing through dark hallways corroded with dampness and permeated with odors from human and animal excrements. The approach can be in terms of philosophical ideals, human rights, multiple dwelling laws, building codes, the real estate market, or architectural design. Speeches, books, committees, and Congressional reports on housing can find the core of their themes in welfare services, political promises, immigrant and migrant controls, population explosions, or budgetary assessments. Thus, any study of housing remains only an introduction to the problems and liabilities, to the physical, social, and moral values which meet the basic need for shelter.
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Just, Mary Lanier, "Housing Patterns in New York City: A Study of Social Conditions and Legislative Influences Effecting Open Occupancy in Private and Public Dwellings, 1960" (1960). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30725000.