Thomas J. Campanella

Thomas J. Campanella

Thomas J. Campanella is director of the Urban and Regional Studies Program at Cornell University and Historian-in-Residence of the New York City Parks Department.

Mapping the Edison Bulbs of Brooklyn

Behold vintage incandescent bulbs, the illumination of gentrifiers.  

How Low Did He Go?

The story: Robert Moses ordered engineers to build the Southern State Parkway’s bridges extra-low, to prevent poor people in buses from using the highway. The truth? It’s a little more complex.