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