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Old Posted Oct 15, 2019, 11:45 PM
Crawford Crawford is offline
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Originally Posted by ThePhun1 View Post
Population change doesn't always indicate a city's fortunes. And one of the decades you chose was the time period I had in mind. NYC was teetering on the brink at that time. Whether Giuliani enacted policies to change the city's fortunes or not, things changed for the better under his watch.
NYC was recovering well before Giuliani. The nadir was the late 70's. Giuliani deserves credit, however, for his central focus on crime/disorder.

NYC revived due to macro forces (immigration, gentrification, financial services boom, increasing importance of knowledge and creative economies, and plummeting birthrates among the underclass).