Crossing Broadway in the New York Times

The July 10, 2015, edition of the New York Times features a review by Sam Roberts of Crossing Broadway: Washington Heights and the Promise of New York City by Robert W. Snyder: Sam Roberts on Books About the New York Public Library, Washington Heights, and the City’s First Black Police Officer. Here’s an excerpt:

“In Crossing Broadway: Washington Heights and the Promise of New York City (Cornell University Press), Robert W. Snyder eloquently traces the demographic metamorphosis of Upper Manhattan and invokes what the sociologist Robert J. Sampson calls “collective efficacy” to explain the community’s uplifting but bittersweet comeback. Addressing the mixed blessing of gentrification, Professor Snyder, who teaches journalism and American studies at Rutgers, writes, ‘The people who saved Washington Heights in the days of crime and crack deserve more for their pains than a stiff rent increase.'”

Crossing Broadway in the New York Times