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The Rat That Got AwayA Bronx Memoir$
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Allen Jones

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780823231027

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823231027.001.0001

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Bronx Beginnings

Bronx Beginnings

Chapter:
(p.1) 1 Bronx Beginnings
Source:
The Rat That Got Away
Author(s):

ALLEN JONES

Mark Naison

Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823231027.003.0001

This book is Allen Jones's story, and it is also the story of thousands of young men and women who grew up in that particular time and place, many of whom were not lucky enough to be pulled away from the window, to land on their feet, or even to live into middle age. The book also tells the story of a neighborhood in the Bronx. The Lester Patterson Houses is a public housing complex built for war veterans and their children in the heart of the South Bronx. However, by the time Jones was an adult, what was designed as an ideal community for people of different races and nationalities became a kind of war zone. Built in 1950, this was one of the first public housing projects in the South Bronx, part of a huge urban renewal project extending from 139th Street to 145th Street between 3rd and Morris Avenues.

Keywords:   Allen Jones, Lester Patterson Houses, public housing complex, war veterans, South Bronx, Housing Projects, urban renewal

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