NYT says ``convincing'' on Wall St.'s role
New York Times praises the book's explanation of Wall Street's role in the economy but isn't convinced by its emphasis on the role played my mayors from Lindsay to Bloomberg. Read the full review here.
Economist says ``fast-paced telling''
The Economist says Modern New York is a "fast-paced telling of the fall and rise of the Big Apple.'' Read the full review here.
More Praise for Modern New York:
"David brings to his account of the transformation of the city’s economy... a reporter’s attention to detail, a storyteller’s sense of drama, and an insistence on integrity."
- Matthew Goldstein, chancellor of The City University of New York
"Greg David is one of the most thoughtful, incisive and fearless commentators on the New York City economy and its fiscal condition. No one is better equipped to explain how New York City came to what it is today and what is needed for its economy and citizens to proper in the 21st Century."
- Carol Kellerman, president of the Citizens Budget Commission
"Contrary to expectations, David shows that the New York City's economy is not as dependent on the ups and downs of Wall Street as the rest of the country...Using data, interview and anecdote, David assembles a brief but interesting history of the country’s largest city."
"The author concludes, “Barring another meltdown or terrorist attack, the New York that Michael Bloomberg will turn over to his successor on January 1, 2014, will be prosperous, safe, sound, and a magnet for the rest of the nation, if not the world.” A compelling account."