Freebooters: Disingenuous Development Schemes In Buffalo, New York Thomas Murphy

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Published: December 14th 2005

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Freebooters: Disingenuous Development Schemes In Buffalo, New York  by  Thomas Murphy

Freebooters: Disingenuous Development Schemes In Buffalo, New York by Thomas Murphy
December 14th 2005 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 54 pages | ISBN: | 4.12 Mb

Between the years 1950 and 2000, the City of Buffalo NY suffered the loss of almost half its population, almost all of its industrial base, and most of its reason for being.Over those fifty years, the earnest endeavors of thousands ofMoreBetween the years 1950 and 2000, the City of Buffalo NY suffered the loss of almost half its population, almost all of its industrial base, and most of its reason for being.Over those fifty years, the earnest endeavors of thousands of intelligent, hardworking businessmen and public servants were incapable of halting the slide of this great city into an abysmal pool of poverty, obsolescence and decadence.Yet, at the same time, a few men grew rich and wielded great power and authority for a time, without contributing even a Buffalo nickel of their own money.These are the FREEBOOTERS, who recognized the knock of opportunity and seized the moment to carry away all that they could carry!!Proposals and programs to construct affordable housing- to invigorate the commercial real estate market- to build a domed stadium- to create an entertainment district- and to construct a suburban college campus are described and dissected.What benefits did Buffalo citizens derive from these efforts?



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