The Invention of Brownstone Brooklyn
The gentrification of Brooklyn has been one of the most striking developments in recent urban history. In The Invention of Brownstone Brooklyn, Suleiman Osman offers a groundbreaking history of this unexpected transformation. Challenging the conventional wisdom that New York City's renaissance started in the 1990s, Osman locates the origins of gentrification in Brooklyn in the cultural upheavals of the 1960s and 1970s. The Invention of Brownstone Brooklyn deftly mixes architectural, cultural, and political history in this eye-opening perspective on the post-industrial city.