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Oral history interview with Stanley Brezenoff, 1993

Creator: Brezenoff, Stanley
Project: Edward I. Koch Administration Oral History Project.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 154 pages Sound recording: 7 sound cassettes
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

New York City agency administrator.

Scope and Contents

Youth in Brooklyn, NY; education; early employment; Civil Rights Movement, Congress of Racial Equality [CORE]; Community Development Agency [CDA], 1966-67, John V. Lindsay mayoral administration; Ford Foundation, 1967-78; commissioner of Human Resources Association [HRA], 1978; commissioner of Health and Hospitals Corporation [HHC], 1979-81, president, 1981-84, chairman, 1984; first deputy mayor, 1985, Edward I. Koch mayoral administration; issues: need for standards in government programs, Summer Youth Employment Program, Project Giant Step, closure of Sydenham hopital, homelessness, foster care, drugs, AIDS, Medicaid, city charter; race relations, Blanche Bernstein; charges of corruption, 1986-87; personal relationship with Koch; reflections about the future of the city.


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