New York: Another Chance

Four years ago, radiating hope and youthful vigor, Republican John Vliet Lindsay held out a promise to New Yorkers to rescue their grimy, glittering metropolis from decades of Democratic decline. "I'm running for mayor be cause the city is in crisis," he told voters in his first mayoral campaign. "The streets are filthy. We'll rip down the cruddy slums in this town. There is crime. And people are afraid."

Now, after three years of Lindsay rule, New York is still in crisis. The streets are filthy, more than a quarter of all housing...

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