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Oral history interview with Peter J. Solomon, 1993

Creator: Solomon, Peter J.
Project: Edward I. Koch Administration Oral History Project.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 80 pages Sound recording: 2 sound cassettes
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Investment banker.

Scope and Contents

Education and family background; meeting Edward I. Koch [Koch], appointment as Deputy Mayor; connections with Wall Street; concern for New York City's economic development: creation of Economic Capital Corporation, emphasis on worker training, vest-pocket industrial parks, tax abatements, Public Development Corporation, competition with New Jersey, encouragement of small businesses, efforts to attract foreign investment; New York City's relationship with federal government; corruption and real estate interests; working relationship with Koch; experience working within the city bureaucracy; decision to leave administration; evaluation of Koch's mayoral tenure.


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Copyright by the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1993.

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