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Borough, Barrio, Block: New York Neighborhoods, and How They Got That Way

 

 
    
 
 
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New York City neighborhoods often seem arbitrarily defined: in the length of one block or from one side of a roadway to another, the cultural, ethnic, and economic composition of an area gives way to a wholly different kind of community.  Why? A panel of experts and writers reflect on some of the forces&mdash;political, social, and even geographic&mdash;that have given rise to the city that we currently know.</p>

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