New York City 1964

A Cultural History


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About the Book

Five seminal events occurred in New York City in the pivotal year 1964: the “British Invasion,” the arrival of the Beatles in February; the murder of Kitty Genovese in Queens in March; the World’s Fair that ran in Queens between April and October; the “race riots” in Brooklyn and Harlem in July; and the World Series in the Bronx between the New York Yankees and the St. Louis Cardinals. Through an exploration of these landmark events—the biggest thing in pop culture since Elvis’s appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, a shocking crime that reportedly went ignored, the last great world’s fair, a key moment in the Civil Rights Movement, and a legendary championship game that marked the end of an era—readers will have a better understanding of the social turbulence in New York City and the United States in the mid–1960s.

About the Author(s)

Lawrence R. Samuel is the founder of AmeriCulture, a Miami- and New York-based consultancy helping organizations translate the emerging cultural landscape into business opportunities. He writes the Psychology Yesterday, Boomers 3.0, and Future Trends blogs for He lives in Miami, Florida.

Bibliographic Details

Lawrence R. Samuel
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 216
Bibliographic Info: notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2014
pISBN: 978-0-7864-7981-8
eISBN: 978-1-4766-1519-6
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface  1
Introduction  7
1. The Invasion  21
2. The Murder  49
3. The Fair  82
4. The Riots  119
5. The Series  155
Epilogue  179
Chapter Notes  185
Bibliography  203
Index  205