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Gregory Smithsimon

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780814740842

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814740842.001.0001

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Residents, Space, and Exclusivity

Residents, Space, and Exclusivity

(p.92) 3 Residents, Space, and Exclusivity
September 12

Gregory Smithsimon

NYU Press

This chapter examines the ways in which Battery Park City residents have developed an exclusive attitude toward the community, outsiders, and the community's relationship to the city beyond. It considers the interplay between physical design and social organization, and particularly how physical features foster social attitudes, by focusing on the physical elements of the neighborhood. It also explores how a “spatial definition” of community, a particular way of defining community that reflects both space and social position, arises from the protection of privilege and definition of the neighborhood by physical boundaries. Finally, it explains how Battery Park City residents become highly invested in reproducing their citadel's exclusivity and help preserve its isolation.

Keywords:   community, physical design, social organization, social attitudes, spatial definition, Battery Park City, exclusivity, residents

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