From Your House to Our House

America’s experiment with public housing was far less successful than Europe’s — but this hasn’t made it any less influential.

Like many English people, my first encounter with the United States was in Manhattan. On a cold December afternoon, I walked from the Upper East Side all the way down to the Brooklyn Bridge. At the end, I found myself in an area I later realized was called “Two Bridges.” A large part of it […]

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