Oral history interview with Stanley Brezenoff, 1993
|Creator: ||Brezenoff, Stanley||Project: ||Edward I. Koch Administration Oral History Project. |
(see all project interviews)
|Phys. Desc. :||Transcript: 154 pages Sound recording: 7 sound cassettes|
|Location: ||Columbia Center for Oral History|
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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.