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The Great Inversion and the Future of the American City

The author is the excellent Alan Ehrenhalt, here is one bit: Walking the streets of the Financial District today, one can’t help but think that it is, indeed, a throwback to an earlier version of the city’s life.  But not to the Wall Street of a century ago: That was an economically segregated one-use neighborhood, [...]
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