Tag Archives: New York

First Houses

Better housing happens where determined campaigns meet political will.  That’s what produced the UK’s first council estate, the Boundary (1900) in Bethnal Green and the first public housing in the US, ‘First Houses’ (1935) on 3rd Street in the Lower East … Continue reading

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Stop the Blocks

The purpose of my visit to the US is to do the research for a book I’m going to write about the historic and current parallels between US and UK housing policy. Yesterday I joined a demonstration in the Lower … Continue reading

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Start Spreading the News

I arrived in New York yesterday.  I’m staying in Harlem, an area I know a little and it’s great to be back.  The reason for this trip is not just to bemoan the misery caused by trans-Atlantic neoliberal housing policy, … Continue reading

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