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Juan González Talk and Book Signing at Busboys & Poets

Washington, DC

September 12, 2017 | Tuesday | 6:30 pm

Cullen Room, Busboys & Poets 5th & K

1025 5th Street NW,
Washington, DC 20001 ( see map )
Please join Busboys Books as we welcome Juan González to 5th and K, for the DC release event of his new book, Reclaiming Gotham: Bill de Blasio and the Movement to End America’s Tale of Two Cities.

A well-respected columnist with the New York Daily News from 1987-2016, Juan González has focused his legendary investigative reporting on New York’s mayor Bill de Blasio in Reclaiming Gotham: Bill de Blasio and the Movement to End America’s Tale of Two Cities. González is the co-host of nationally syndicated Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman.

In Reclaiming Gotham, González concludes that Mayor de Blasio’s victory represented the maturing of a nationwide revolt of cities against corporate-oriented, neo-liberal policies that have dominated urban America for decades: the privatization of government services, the seizure of public parks and streets, unbridled commercial development, gentrification that has systematically displaced black and brown residents from downtown neighborhoods, and the racial targeting of minority communities by local police departments.

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Juan González

Juan González has been a professional journalist for more than 30 years and a staff columnist at the New York Daily News since 1987. He is a two-time recipient of the George Polk Award for commentary (1998 and 2010), and the first reporter in New York City to consistently expose the health effects arising from the September 11, 2001 attacks and...