Interviews | By Kevin C. Brown |

June 4, 2014 — Joseph Viteritti, a professor of public policy in the department of urban affairs and policy at Hunter College in New York City, is the editor of a new collection of essays entitled, “Summer in the City: John Lindsay, New York, and the American Dream.” Viteritti and the volume’s other authors reassess Lindsay’s mayoralty and the city he governed from 1966 to 1973. Lindsay’s approach to issues of poverty, racial discrimination, economic development, and other issues of the day, Viteritti says, are worth remembering even if — or perhaps especially because — so many things about New York have changed in the 40 years since he left office.

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