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Upscaling Downtown – From Bowery Saloons to Cocktail Bars in New York City - Princeton Scholarship Online
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Upscaling Downtown: From Bowery Saloons to Cocktail Bars in New York City

Richard E. Ocejo


Once known for slum-like conditions in its immigrant and working-class neighborhoods, New York City's downtown now features luxury housing, chic boutiques and hotels, and, most notably, a vibrant nightlife culture. While a burgeoning bar scene can be viewed as a positive sign of urban transformation, tensions lurk beneath, reflecting the social conflicts within postindustrial cities. This book examines the perspectives and actions of disparate social groups who have been affected by or played a role in the nightlife of the Lower East Side, East Village, and the Bowery. Using the social world o ... More

Keywords: downtown, New York City, urban transformation, social conflict, gentrification, nightlife, neighborhood growth, bars, postindustrial city

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780691155166
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691155166.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard E. Ocejo, author
City University of New York