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Jackson said, "but we were persuaded that to leave out people who would have been included if they were dead -- whether Ed Koch or Donald Trump -- made no sense. Those will be within walking distance of Dr.

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Jackson's office because, like the others who received separate entries in the encyclopedia, they had to be New Yorkers. But deciding who is and is not a New Yorker proved nettlesome. The editors ruled that Franklin D. Roosevelt was, not merely because he had a brownstone in Manhattan but because of his profound impact on the city as Governor and President. So was the Duke of York, the city's namesake, even though he never set foot here. They rejected Madonna, despite her Manhattan apartment, dismissing her as a stateless and itinerant pop culture icon whose very presence transcends place.

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Not every one of the city's mayors merited his own biography, but each is listed, as is other New York arcana in tables every college has an entry, but not every high school. Entries include the American Chicle Company it began making gum in Queens after a failed effort to manufacture synthetic rubber from chicle, a resin, supplied by Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, the former Mexican general, who was living in exile on Staten Island ; the Audubon Ballroom where Malcolm X was assassinated ; Vito P. Determining the eligibility of places for inclusion in an Encyclopedia of New York City was less challenging.

Were they in New York City or not? Among the few exceptions to qualify was the Erie Canal, which cemented the city's status as the world's greatest port by linking it to the Great Lakes and America's heartland in the 19th Century. Once the subjects were chosen, the editors faced another political challenge: whether to be subjective or largely non-judgmental.

Jackson said. But there's just not the kind of space to say whether he was a jerk or a great man or both. Kameny said. The jury is still out on Ed Koch and Dave Dinkins. The article on Prohibition leaves little doubt that it was a dismal failure. On rent control, you will get the impression that there are valid arguments on both sides.

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Kameny's predecessor at Yale University Press, and represents a collaboration of private donors and of the New York Historical Society which merited a separate entry and which, under the presidency of Betsy Gotbaum, is hoping to put its precarious financial condition behind it by the time the encyclopedia is published. That New York is finally encapsulating its history in encyclopedic form does not necessarily suggest that the city's future is behind it, Dr. Jackson said although it is a matter of conjecture whether the earlier publication of an encyclopedia about Cleveland suggests that Ohioans are ahead of, or behind, New Yorkers.

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