PREFACE
1. José Muñoz, “Ephemera as Evidence: Introductory Notes to Queer Acts,” Women
and Per formance: A Journal of Feminist Theory 8, no. 2 (1996): 5–18, quote on 16; also
quoted in Halberstam, In a Queer Time and Place, 161.
2. Halberstam, In a Queer Time and Place, 169.
3. Lefebvre, Writings on Cities, 173.
4. Zukin, Naked City, 23.
INTRODUCTION
1. Both polling figures are included in “Distrust, Discontent, Anger and Partisan Ran-
cor,” Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, 18 April 2010, available at http://
www . people - press . org / 2010 / 04 / 18 / section - 1 - trust - in - government - 1958 - 2010 / , retrieved
5 September 2014.
2. Lester Thurow, “The Editorial Notebook: Enough of Economic Fits and Starts;
Slow, Steady Growth Will Work Better than Induced Spasms,” New York Times, 31 De-
cember 1979.
3. “The Seventies and How We Got Away with It,” New York Magazine, 31 December
1979, 34.
4. Ibid.
5. Jack Egan, Future Hock: The Economy,” New York Magazine, 31 December 1979, 38.
6. “Seventies and How We Got Away with It,” 35.
7. “Editorial: Dumping Koch,” Village Voice, 26 August 1981, 3.
8. Joe Conason and Jack Newfield, “The Men Who Are Burning New York,” Village
Voice, 2 June 1980, 15–19. Quoted arson figures are also drawn from this article.
9. Lunch, untitled essay, in Taylor, Downtown Book, 95.
10. Baker, New York Noise, 157.
11. Taylor, Downtown Book, 31.
12. Gallup poll data for January 1980, available at http:// www . gallup . com / poll / 110548
/ gallup - presidential - election - trialheat - trends - 19362004 . aspx#2, retrieved September
2014.
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