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Guide to the John Zuccotti Papers
1956-2015
 MS 3018

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Zuccotti, John E.
Title: John Zuccotti papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1956-2015
Abstract: The collection includes documents reflecting the range of John Zuccotti's (1937-2015) career in public service and in private practice as a lawyer and in real estate property development. The collection includes documentation concerning the Corporacion Venezolana de Guayana (CVG) of the early 1960s, initiatives of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in the late 1960s, the New York City fiscal crisis of the 1970s, a range of advisory committees and boards that Zuccotti chaired or otherwise participated in, and the dilemma posed in 2011 by the encampment of the Occupy Wall Street protestors in Zuccotti Park. Major themes throughout the collection are land tenure, land use, zoning, urban development, planning, housing, and economic development. New York City, especially lower Manhattan, is the context for much of the collection.
Quantity: 15.08 Linear feet in 15 document boxes and one oversize flat box
Call Phrase: MS 3018

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Biographical/Historical Note

John Eugene Zuccotti was born 23 June 1937 in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City, the son of Angelo and Gemma Zuccotti. He graduated from La Salle Military Academy and in 1959 received his B.A. in History from Princeton University. After Princeton, he fulfilled his military commitment by going to training for the Army Reserve, becoming a second lieutenant; he remained a reserve until 1967. After completing military training, Zuccotti attended Yale University Law School, earning his law degree in 1963. While a law student during the summer of 1962, Zuccotti interned in Washington, D.C., for Jacob K. Javits, the U.S. senator from New York. 1962 was a senatorial election year in New York, and Zuccotti was exposed to Javits's campaign activities. The politically liberal Javits would win re-election on the Republican Party ticket that November.

After graduating from Yale Law in the spring of 1963, Zuccotti accepted a temporary position with the Joint Center for Urban Studies of MIT and Harvard. At the time, the Joint Center was providing technical advice to the Corporacion Venezolana de Guayana (CVG), a Venezuelan public agency created in 1960 to design and implement a regional development program. Zuccotti moved to Venezuela to participate in the project from July 1963 to late 1964 or early 1965. (See Series II for further information about the CVG and the project.) In the summer of 1963, Zuccotti married Susan Sessions. The couple lived in Venezuela until Zuccotti's time with the project ended, at which time the Zuccottis returned to New York where John took up employment in early 1965 with the law firm Davis, Polk, Wardwell, Sunderland, & Kiendl.

About two years later, in late 1966, Zuccotti left Davis, Polk to move to Washington, D.C., where he worked as Special Assistant to Robert C. Wood (1923-2005), Undersecretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). HUD was still in its infancy as a cabinet level department, having been formed in January 1966 out of a predecessor agency, the House and Home Financing Agency, as a result of Great Society legislation signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1965. Wood had joined HHFA/HUD in 1965 from MIT where he had been a political scientist; he had been involved with the Joint Center and its Venezuelan project and he and Zuccotti knew each other from that connection. Zuccotti remained at HUD until January 1969 when he, along with Wood, left because of the change of presidential administrations from Johnson to Richard M. Nixon. Zuccotti stayed in Washington for another year, working as Secretary and Counsel to the National Corporation for Housing Partnerships.

In early 1970, Zuccotti returned to New York to become a founding partner with Peter Tufo and Joseph Johnston of the law firm Tufo, Johnston and Zuccotti. He and his wife moved to the Carroll Gardens section of Brooklyn, where they lived the rest of his life, raising three children. Zuccotti also began to take positions on Boards of Directors, including that of Material Systems Corporation, a company engaged in developing factory made low cost housing. In January 1971, a position that was required to be filled by a Brooklyn resident opened on the City Planning Commission; Mayor John V. Lindsay appointed Zuccotti to the spot. Two years later, in February 1973, Lindsay promoted Zuccotti to Chairman of the Planning Commission, at which point Zuccotti left his private law practice. Later in 1973, Mayor-elect Abraham Beame, a Democrat, re-appointed Zuccotti as Chairman. This chain of events was emblematic of the direction Zuccotti's career would follow in the coming decades: an expertise in urban planning, housing, land use, and zoning law that would put him at the center of private real estate development initiatives; political connections that kept him involved in some capacity in public service, but of a non-partisan quality that enabled him to support and be called on by both Democratic and Republican officials; and a highly competent "honest broker" who could navigate contentious public issues.

New York City faced severe fiscal difficulties during the Beame administration of the mid-1970s, with the city nearly declaring bankruptcy in 1975. One fallout of the negotiations to rescue the city financially was Mayor Beame's firing of his chief aide, First Deputy Mayor James Cavanagh. To replace him, Beame named Zuccotti to the position in December 1975. Zuccotti served in the position until June 1977, leaving a few months before Beame's defeat for re-election that November, and he is credited for being one of the stabilizing forces that contributed to New York's eventual economic recovery.

After leaving the Beame administration, Zuccotti returned to his private law practice and to the firm then named Tufo & Zuccotti where he represented various real estate development and other land use interests. In 1986, the firm merged with Brown, Wood, Ivey, Mitchell & Petty, with the combined law firm named Brown & Wood. In the late 1980s, one of Zuccotti's clients, the international real estate developer Paul Reichmann, approached him to take over management of Reichmann's commercial property development company, Olympia & York. At the time, Reichmann was intensely involved with developing the Canary Wharf project in London and sought an experienced hand to run O&Y's other properties, which included the World Financial Center, located next to the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan. Zuccotti accepted the offer and became President and Chief Executive Officer of Olympia & York in January 1990.

It soon became apparent that Reichmann had financially over-extended both himself and O&Y with the Canary Wharf project. He resigned from the company in early 1992 and Zuccotti was left to manage O&Y's financial crisis. After years of negotiation with O&Y's creditors and declaring bankruptcy as a strategic maneuver, Zuccotti successfully led the organization to recovery. In 1996, O&Y emerged from bankruptcy under a new name, World Financial Properties LP, with Zuccotti remaining as Chairman of the reorganized company. In February 1999, the company changed its name to Brookfield Financial Properties LP, which remains its name. Zuccotti held a leadership position in the Brookfield organization for the rest of his life. He died in 2015 of a heart attack at age 78.

The reorganization of Olympia & York in 1996 resulted initially in a much diminished company as a multitude of its properties were divested in order to satisfy creditors. Nevertheless, the new company that became Brookfield still held some important properties including those in Manhattan's Financial District, including two next to the World Trade Center complex. Consequently, Brookfield and Zuccotti were significant contributors to the recovery and rebuilding planning after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. One of Brookfield's properties damaged on 9/11 was Liberty Plaza Park, a privately-owned public space spanning one square block adjacent to the World Trade Center. After the park was renovated and re-opened in 2006 by Brookfield, it was renamed Zuccotti Park in honor of Brookfield's Chairman. The small plaza became famous in September 2011 when protestors against social and economic inequality chose Zuccotti Park as their site to place an encampment and launch the Occupy Wall Street movement. Given the private/public legal status of the plaza, and other considerations, there was a level of uncertainty on the part of the authorities as to how to deal with the occupation. After two months, in November the police raided the encampment and ended the Zuccotti Park occupation.

While the above sketches out the main thread of Zuccotti's career, through the 1980s and afterward, he was also involved in numerous other initiatives and positions. In 1982, he was appointed Impartial Arbitrator by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and locals of the Transport Worker Union and Amalgamated Transit Union, a role he served for nine years. Zuccotti was Chairman of Mayor Edward I. Koch's Advisory Committee on Police Management and Personnel Policy (see series III) in 1985-87, a member of Koch's Advisory Task Force on the Homeless (1986-87), Chairman of Governor Hugh Carey's World Trade Center Task Force (1980-81) and a member of Carey's Economic Development Advisory Council with Felix Rohatyn and others (1979), and a member of Mayor David Dinkins's Managerial Review Commission (1991) and Commission on the Homeless (1991-92). He served over time on many corporate, non-profit and educational boards, including Co-Chair of the Citizens Commission on AIDS for New York City and Northern New Jersey (1987-91), Chairman of the Downtown Lower Manhattan Association, Chairman of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and trustee of Columbia University, to note a few. Zuccotti was a frequent speaker and panelist (such as his leadership of a workshop at the Regional Mobility Conference in 1988), and he was an adjunct professor at Yale Law in 1986-1988 and at Columbia Law for several terms in the 1990s.

(The above note was based on various on-line newspaper articles and from documents in the collection.)

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Scope and Contents Note

The collection includes documents reflecting the range of John Zuccotti's career in public service and in private practice as a lawyer and in real estate property development. The collection includes documentation concerning the Corporacion Venezolana de Guayana (CVG) of the early 1960s, the initiatives of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in the late 1960s, the New York City fiscal crisis of the 1970s, a range of advisory committees and boards that Zuccotti chaired or otherwise participated in, and the dilemma posed in 2011 by the encampment of the Occupy Wall Street protestors in Zuccotti Park, the small plaza in lower Manhattan named for him. Major themes throughout the collection are land tenure, land use, zoning, urban development, housing , and economic development. New York City, and especially lower Manhattan, is the context for much of the collection, though various HUD projects across the U.S. and the Venezuelan government's efforts in the Guayana region of Venezuela figure significantly in the documents. The collection includes speeches and other public remarks, correspondence, memos, published reports, unpublished papers, working files, clippings, some photographs, and other documents.

Arrangement Note

The collection is organized in the following series:

Series I. Biographical and Photograph Files, 1960-2015

Series II. Corporacion Venezolana de Guayana (CVG) Project Files, 1956-1966, 1978

Series III. Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Files, 1966-1969

Series IV. Mayor's Advisory Committee on Police Management and Personnel Policy, 1983-1997

Series V. Speeches and Other Presentations, 1967-2015

Series VI. General Subjects, 1966-2013

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Javits, Jacob K. (Jacob Koppel), 1904-1986
  • Wood, Robert Coldwell, 1923-2005
  • Zuccotti, John E.

Document Type

  • Letters (correspondence)
  • Photographs.
  • Reports.

Subject Organizations

  • Corporación Venezolana de Guayana
  • Joint Center for Urban Studies
  • New York (N.Y.). Mayor's Advisory Committee on Police Management and Personnel Policy.
  • United States. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Subject Topics

  • City planning -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Economic development -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Economic development -- Venezuela -- Guayana Region.
  • Employee-management relations in government -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Financial crises -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Occupy movement -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Police administration -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Real estate lawyers -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Speeches, addresses, etc.
  • Urban policy -- United States

Subject Places

  • Ciudad Guayana (Venezuela)

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Open to qualified researchers.

Use Restrictions

This collection is owned by the New-York Historical Society. The copyright law of the United States governs the making of photocopies and protects unpublished materials as well as published materials. Unpublished materials created before January 1, 1978 cannot be quoted in publication without permission of the copyright holder. Photocopying undertaken by staff only. Limited to 20 exposures of stable, unbound material per day.

Preferred Citation Note

This collection should be cited as John Zuccotti papers, MS 3018, The New-York Historical Society.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

Gift of Susan Zuccotti, April 2016.

Processing Information Note

The collection was processed by archivist Larry Weimer in July 2018.

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Container List

Series I. Biographical and Photograph Files, 1960-2015. 2.63 Linear feet

Scope and Contents Note

The series includes documents from John Zuccotti's early life and career and those that provide a general biographical perspective. The series includes biographical sketches written about Zuccotti from the 1970s to 2014, awards and other recognitions he received, photographs of him, especially from the 1970s, and newspaper and magazine clippings.

Zuccotti's months in 1962 as an intern for U.S. senator Jacob Javits are reflected in the series with Javits position papers, re-election campaign materials and a photograph of Zuccotti with the senator and other interns. Other New York Republican campaign material from this period is also in the series. Zuccotti's student years at Yale Law School are documented with moot court material, his review of Jane Jacobs's The Death and Life of Great American Cities, and other documents.

The series holds several folders of correspondence, including some relating to his years as Chair of the City Planning Commission and as Deputy Mayor. Much of the correspondence in the series includes congratulations on one of Zuccotti's career moves and expressions of thanks for donations, speaking appearances, or other matters.

Arrangement Note

The series is organized roughly by document type and subject matter.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Biographical Sketches

Scope and Contents Note

Includes biographical notes used over the course of the 1970s to 2014 for Zuccotti, and some resumes, applications, and other related material.

1970-2014
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Memberships

Scope and Contents Note

Includes documents related to Zuccotti, then Chairman of the City Planning Commission, becoming a trustee of the City Club of New York (1973) and of the non-profit Suburban Action (1975). Also includes a provisional confirmation from Long Island University of Zuccotti's appointment to an adjunct professor position in Urban Studies (1975).

1973-1975
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Awards & Recognition (Folder 1 of 6)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Best of New York Award (1982) program; Ubi Caritas Award from Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Brooklyn (1984) program and Zuccotti's draft remarks; Certificate of Appreciation from Brooklyn Bridge Centennial Commission (1983-84); and American Jewish Congress Man of the Year (1984) program, photograph, remarks by Mayor Edward I. Koch, and other documents.

1982-1984
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Awards & Recognition (Folder 2 of 6)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Yeshiva University's Cardozo School of Law's Distinguished Public Service Award (1983) program, publicity, and contact sheets and other photographs of Zuccotti in his office for consideration for use in publicity.

1982-1983
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Awards & Recognition (Folder 3 of 6)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes the Brooklyn Democrats Annual Award (1990) program and Eye-Bank's Man of Vision (1999) article in its newsletter.

1990, 1999
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Awards & Recognition (Folder 4 of 6)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes recipient of honor from Brooklyn Borough President Howard Golden as part of ceremony honoring achievements of Italian-Americans; news release and photographs.

2001
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Awards & Recognition (Folder 5 of 6)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes a DVD with tribute video to Zuccotti presented at the Notes of Hope Dinner at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center. Digital item is currently restricted.

2008
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Awards & Recognition (Folder 6 of 6)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes farewell presentation to Zuccotti as he left the Board of Wellpoint, Inc. (2010) and Leadership Award from the New York Building Congress (2014) program and seating chart.

2010, 2014
Box: 1 Folder : 9-10 Yale Law School (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Zuccotti's certificate of initiation into the international legal fraternity of Phi Delta Phi; two invitations from the Lep and Lace Society for cocktails at the Fence Club; rules for the Yale Moot Court of Appeals (1960); Zuccotti's brief for respondent in the 1961 Moot Court of Appeals; 1961 Fall Term exam for Property II; the text of a lecture by Professor P.E. Nedbailo titled "Political Organization of the Society of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic in Our Time"; a carbon copy of Zuccotti's "Dead or Alive: A Review of The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs," written for the  Saturday Review in connection with the Law & Public Opinion course (1962); and notes on mortgages.

1960-1963
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Foreign Area Fellowship Program Study Proposal

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Zuccotti's grant proposal to study housing policy in Latin America.

1962 November
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Internship with U.S. Senator Jacob K. Javits (R-NY)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes a portrait photograph of Javits and a photograph of Zuccotti and other interns with Javits and related press releases.

[1962]
Box: 1 Folder : 13 Javits. Congressional Record Remarks

Scope and Contents Note

Includes tear sheets from the Record of various Javits remarks, with related drafts.

1961-1962
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Javits. Position Papers

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Javits position paper against Communism and his related voting record for 1957-61, and a position paper on business and the economy. Also includes a promotional brochure "Sen. Jacob K. Javits Welcomes You to Your Nation's Capital."

1962?
Box: 1 Folder : 15-17 Javits. Re-election Campaign Speakers Kit (3 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes a complete kit with brochures, statement of acceptance of renomination, policy statement on Cuba, a "model Speech" on Javits, and several fact sheets on his various policy positions.

1962
Box: 1 Folder : 18 Javits. Other Re-Election Campaign Material

Scope and Contents Note

Includes two brochures, stationery, and three addresses: "Why I Am a Republican" (delivered at Fordham and NYU); "Health, Education, and the National Interest" (delivered at University of Buffalo); and "The American Economy" (delivered at a luncheon of Long Island business, labor and civic leaders, and at Hofstra).

1962
Box: 1 Folder : 19 Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Legislative Accomplishments

Scope and Contents Note

Includes various documents related to Rockefeller's achievements as governor, likely produced mostly in connection with his 1962 re-election campaign. Among the documents are "The Four Year Record of Republican Accomplishments: A Preliminary Report," "The Rockefeller Republican Record," "New York State - New York City: Fiscal Relations," "New York City Finances," Rockefeller's remarks at the opening of the Republican campaign headquarters at Hotel Roosevelt in New York City, an admission ticket and dinner invitation for the election night events at headquarters, and an outline of material for use by John Wells in a speech before the Women's Professional Club. A Javits campaign lapel button is attached to one of the documents.

1962
Box: 1 Folder : 20 John V. Lindsay Election Campaign Materials

Scope and Contents Note

Includes two Lindsay for Mayor bumper stickers, a handbill, and a pamphlet "The Myth of Beame's Record."

1965
Box: 1 Folder : 21 Miscellaneous Documents

Scope and Contents Note

Includes various documents including a test booklet from Zuccotti's coursework in Economics 308 at Princeton; a clipping announcing Zuccotti's engagement to Susan Sessions; a NAACP membership card (1964); membership cards for the Yale Co-Operative Corp; a bank statement dating from Zuccotti's time at Fort Sill, Oklahoma (June 1960); a menu from a Zuccotti event held at Ristorante Il Cortile on Mulberry Street, autographed by proprietor(?) Antonio Morello; a Missionaries of St. Charles card holder with prayer cards and medallion (1987); name badge from Olympia & York; invitation and program for the inauguration of U.S. President George W. Bush (2005); a statement "John J. [Jack] Gilhooley: Republican Candidate for City Comptroller" (circa 1962); and a few other documents.

1960-2005
Box: 1 Folder : 22-28 Photographs. Stock Portraits (7 folders)

Scope and Contents

Includes various headshots of Zuccotti, likely dating from his tenure as Chair of the City Planning Commission and/or Deputy Mayor. Images include Zuccotti speaking, speaking on the phone, and at his desk. There are several copies of many of the images. Prints are 5x7 inches and 8x10 inches, all black-and-white. There are some negatives of the prints.

circa 1973-1977
Box: 1 Folder : 29 Photographs. Groups & Events

Scope and Contents Note

Includes photographs dated or identifiable to Zuccotti's years on the City Planning Commission. Includes his swearing-in by Mayor John V. Lindsay; Zuccotti, Lindsay and other Commission members presenting a Community Planning Handbook; a Commission group portrait; and a press conference with President Giovanni Leone of Italy.

circa 1971-1974
Box: 1 Folder : 30 Photographs. Groups & Events

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Zuccotti with Ralph Nader and others, and an unidentified event involving a mayoral proclamation.

1975
Box: 1 Folder : 31 Photographs. Groups & Events

Scope and Contents Note

Includes a photo of Zuccotti being sworn in as Deputy Mayor by Mayor Abraham Beame (inscribed by Beame) and a photo with Zuccotti's family at the event; an event labeled "Italians from Genoa in April"; and with music awards honorees.

1976
Box: 1 Folder : 32 Photographs. Groups & Events

Scope and Contents Note

Includes snapshots taken at a ceremony in Battery Park in honor of Verrazzano; with Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall; and at Mayor Beame's State of the City address.

1977
Box: 1 Folder : 33 Photographs. Groups & Events

Scope and Contents Note

Includes a photograph of Zuccotti at a black tie event shaking hands with U.S. President Jimmy Carter. Abe Beame and others also in the photo.

1979
Box: 1 Folder : 34 Photographs. Groups & Events

Scope and Contents Note

Includes various unidentified and/or undated photographs, though they all appear to date from the 1970s. A few include references: one refers to a "salute to Carnegie Hall" and "Happy Birthday to Isaac Stern"; another is inscribed from "Mary"; and one is a snapshot taken at an Inner Circle event.

1970s
Box: 1 Folder : 35 Photographs. Groups & Events

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Zuccotti with Jack Bigel at a United Cerebral Palsy of Queens award event for Bigel (1980); Zuccotti and other Real Estate Division members on a UJA-Federation Mission to Israel (1981); and at the Port Authority's Harbor Festival dinner (1985).

1980-1985
Box: 1 Folder : 36 Photographs. Groups & Events

Scope and Contents Note

Includes the closing on the 320 Park Avenue property (Zuccotti then President & CEO of Olympia & York) (1992); at the opening of the World Bridge Market at the World Financial Center (1995); with Paul Reichmann and John McGillicuddy at the signing of Chemical Bank's lease at Canary Wharf (1996); and at two unidentified black tie dinner events (1995, 1996).

1992-1996
Box: 1 Folder : 37 Photographs. Groups & Events

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Zuccotti with Phil Rosen of Weil (2002); at an awards dinner (2003); and with Robert Morgenthau and others.

2000s
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Correspondence, 1961-1963

Scope and Contents Note

Includes letters from a possibly incomplete set of A-Z files. Correspondents and subjects include the law firm Davis, Polk, Wardwell, Sunderland & Kiendl concerning Zuccotti joining the firm; an invitation to join the Book and Gavel Society and Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity; and an invitation to join the Waite Inn of Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity; correspondence concerning Waite Inn's financial status; arrangements for Zuccotti's internship in the office of U.S. Senator Jacob Javits; Zuccotti's requests for support in acquiring a Ford Foundation fellowship; and various certifications of character and health in connection with Zuccotti's anticipated work in Venezuela.

1961-1963
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Correspondence, 1970-1971

Scope and Contents Note

Includes documents concerning potential home purchases in northwestern New Jersey and the financial disclosure form submitted to the House of Representatives Committee on Standards of Official Conduct for year 1970.

1970-1971
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Correspondence, 1973

Scope and Contents Note

Includes letters relating to Zuccotti's position as Chair of the City Planning Commission. Includes, among others, requests for meetings from the Civil Service Technical Guild, the Board of Standards and Appeals, Tishman Realty & Construction, Brooklyn's Planning Board 13, Flushing Council of Women's Organizations, Sucsy Inner-City Developments, and others; the text of remarks by architect Max Wechsler opposing a zoning amendment in relation to nursing home construction; developer Robert V. Tishman's "A New Concept for Subsidized Housing"; Bay Ridge resident Lily Lang's opposition to the proposed construction of a high rise building (Shore Hill) by Lutheran Medical Center; Bronx resident Rev. J.J. Cronin concerning the shortage of apartments for the average New Yorker; and the program and list of attendees at Chase Manhattan Bank's Public Officials Outing at Pocantico Hills.

1973
Box: 2 Folder : 4-11 Correspondence, Congratulations (8 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes letters of congratulations for Zuccotti's appointment as First Deputy Mayor of New York City. The correspondents include a broad range of city and state politicians, city agency staff, unions, business interests, academics, lawyers, neighborhood associations, religious figures, non-profits, and many others. Notable names include Donald Trump (folder 2), Mario Cuomo (folder 3), and Consul General of Italy Vieri Trexler (folder 5). Includes material about the activist organization Independent City in the City of New York (folder 1).

1975
Box: 2 Folder : 12 Correspondence, 1975-1977

Scope and Contents Note

Includes a small number of documents dating from Zuccotti's tenure as Deputy Mayor. Among these are a transcript of WINS radio's editorial support for the appointment of Zuccotti; a copy of the 1 January 1976 edition of The Wave newspaper of Rockaway Beach with an article concerning Zuccotti installing officers of the Regular Democratic Club of the Rockaways; a press release regarding a private initiative by graphic artist Ralph Fasanella to sell posters with profits going to New York City; the resignation letter of Director of the Budget Melvin N. Lechner, and its acceptance by Mayor Beame; a letter to President-elect Jimmy Carter from Congressman Thomas L. Ashley recommending Zuccotti as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, and an endorsement of same from Richard R. Shinn, President and Chief Executive Officer of Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, to Bert Lance, nominee for head of the Office of Management and Budget.

1975-1977
Box: 2 Folder : 13-15 Correspondence, Congratulations (3 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes notes of congratulations from law firms, city and state politicians, and others to Zuccotti on his departure from the Deputy Mayor position to return to private law practice in the firm of Tufo, Johnston, Zuccotti & Allegaert. The third folder includes a small number of documents from 1977 not directly related to his departure, including reflections by former City Planning Commission member Alexander D. Garvin on Zuccotti's contributions.

1977
Box: 2 Folder : 16 Correspondence, 1978-1983

Scope and Contents Note

Includes letters, mostly thanks for donations and other matters, from Mayor Edward I. Koch, U.S. Senator Jacob Javits, Rabbi Morris Sherer supporting Zuccotti's efforts to save Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim, Hugh Carey's acknowledgement and thanks concerning Zuccotti's Chairmanship of the World Trade Center Task Force (1981), City Council President Carol Bellamy's thanks for Zuccotti's counsel, Edward (Ted) Kennedy, Gary Hart, and others.

1978-1983
Box: 2 Folder : 17 Correspondence, 1984

Scope and Contents Note

Includes mostly thanks for donations or other help, or forwarding contributions to Zuccotti in connection with his award from Catholic Charities. Correspondents include Edward Koch, Mario Cuomo, and Bishop of Brooklyn Francis J. Mugavero. Also a letter from developer Robert A. Rosen concerning Tufo & Zuccotti's services in connection with 48 Old Slip and several outgoing letters from Zuccotti acknowledging good wishes sent him in connection with a surgery.

1984
Box: 2 Folder : 18 Correspondence, 1985-1989

Scope and Contents Note

Includes letters, mostly thanks for donations, speaking appearances, and other matters, as well as other courtesies, from Edward Koch, Brooklyn Borough President Howard Golden, John V. Lindsay, and others.

1985-1989
Box: 2 Folder : 19 Correspondence, 1990-2015

Scope and Contents Note

Includes an excerpt from John V. Lindsay's remarks at the New York Leadership Conference, forwarded by Lindsay to Zuccotti (1990). Includes thanks from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo for Zuccotti's work on the Airport Advisory Panel and thanks from Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg for Zuccotti's contribution to the Republican National Convention Host Committee (2004).

1990-2015
Box: 2 Folder : 20 Clippings, 1973-1975
1973-1975
Box: 2 Folder : 21 Clippings, Daily News

Scope and Contents Note

Includes two issues of the Daily News, with headlines related to the Rockfest crowd at Watkins Glen.

1973 July 29-30
Box: 2 Folder : 22 Clippings, 1976-1977
1976-1977
Box: 2 Folder : 23 Clippings, New York News Magazine Cover Article
1976 May 9
Box: 2 Folder : 24A-24B Clippings, 1980s (2 folders)
1980s
Box: 2 Folder : 25 Clippings, 1990s-2000s
1990s-2000s
Box: 16 Clippings, Oversize

Scope and Contents Note

Includes the New York Times Magazine of 11 November 1990, with an advertising supplement regarding Downtown Manhattan (Zuccotti on page 8A); real estate business magazine  Grid of October 2001 (Zuccotti-related article on page 20);  Real Estate Weekly of 12 June 2002 (Zuccotti on page 1 and S6-7);  Real Estate Weekly, 50th Anniversary Edition of August 2005 (Zuccotti in Industry Titans section, pages 1 and 22).

1990, 2001-2005

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Series II. Corporacion Venezolana de Guayana (CVG) Project Files, 1956-1966, 1978. 1 Linear feet

Biographical / Historical

The Corporacion Venezolana de Guayana (CVG) was founded in 1960 as an agency of the Venezuelan government. Its purpose was the large scale economic development of Venezuela's Guayana region, including the creation of a new city, Santo Tomé de Guayana (now known as Ciudad Guayana), which would serve as the area's industrial center. The region was rich in natural resources, including iron ore and gold, as well as energy sources, notably hydroelectric power, yet was sparsely settled and developed. With the creation of the CVG, a steel mill was started in 1960 and the Guri Dam was begun in 1963 on the Caroni River. A new municipal government was elected in December 1963.

In 1961, the CVG contracted with the Joint Center for Urban Studies of MIT and Harvard for technical advisory and consulting services in all phases of the city and region development work, including economic development, urban design, and public policy requirements. The Joint Center was created in 1959 as a research organization bringing together the academic staff of both MIT and Harvard to address urban issues.

Among the staff hired by the Joint Center to work in Venezuela on the CVG project was a new law school graduate, John Zuccotti. Zuccotti was hired to start in June 1963 with his work concluding in September 1964, with a possible extension to December 1964. Zuccotti worked with the team responsible for preparing an organizational framework for implementing the city's community service program. Specifically, Zuccotti assisted in preparing new by-laws for CVG and a charter for a subsidiary of the corporation to facilitate CVG's goals, drafting a preliminary charter for a housing foundation to administer the housing program, preparing a basic contract for "self-help" housing, and preparing legislation for the new municipal government. In his work with the CVG and Joint Center, Zuccotti was engaged with the core issues that he would be associated with for his rest of his career—land tenure, land use, housing, urban planning, and their connections to economic development.

(The above note was based largely on documents found in the collection.)

Scope and Contents Note

The series includes reports, correspondence, memos, proposals, working papers, notes, drafts, and print matter prepared by the Joint Center and/or CVG staff. Much of the material concerns proposals for an urban development corporation (corporacion de desarrollo urbano) to handle managerial matters for the CVG, the nature of the local municipal government, and the legal research, analyses and draft legislation related to those. The print matter in the series includes the decree establishing the CVG, overviews of the project, and some newsletters and annual reports of the CVG. A substantial number of the documents are in Spanish. The container list provides specific highlights of particular documents in the files.

Arrangement Note

The series is generally organized by document type. The series opens with various reports and papers, followed by correspondence, and closes with files of rough notes and reference material. Two reports related to the CVG are found in Series III, in the Tenants Right folder (Box 5, folder 8-9).

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Booklets. Joint Center for Urban Studies

Scope and Contents Note

Includes two copies of the booklet "Developing Venezuela's Guayana" (1964?), which provides an overview of the project, and a publicity booklet "Joint Center for Urban Studies of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University," which provides an overview of the Center as of circa 1978. Both are in English.

1964?, circa 1978
Box: 3 Folder : 2-4 Corporacion Venezolana de Guayana (CVG). Print Matter (3 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes booklet Guayana: Cornerstone of the Development of Venezuela (August 1963), which serves as an English language primer on the subject matter of this series. Other print matter, all in Spanish, includes CVG's  Informe Anual (annual report) for 1963; the brochure "Antecedents," a "separata" of CVG's  Informe Anual; and Revista Santo Tome de Guayana, published by CVG, issues for year II, numbers 2, 3, and 4 (January-August 1964).

1963-1964
Box: 3 Folder : 5 "A Report to the Joint Center for Urban Studies...Concerning Some Aspects of the Projected Guayana City"

Scope and Contents Note

Report by William Alonso of Harvard. Written in English.

1962?
Box: 3 Folder : 6 "Policies for Land Tenure and Disposal (Including the Question of Plusvalia)"

Scope and Contents Note

Report to CVG by William A. Doebele, Jr., Aura Mercedes Garcia-Pike, and Steven Kass. The bulk of the report is in English, but some sections are in Spanish.

1962 November
Box: 3 Folder : 7 "Governing Guayana: Roles and Responsibilities in the Public Management of Santo Tome" (draft)

Scope and Contents Note

A CVG Staff Working Paper, prepared by the Summer Study Group in Public Administration. Written in English.

1963 August
Box: 3 Folder : 8 "A Review and Evaluation of the Original March 1962 Hypotheses on Guayana Region Development"

Scope and Contents Note

CVG Staff Working Paper. Written in English.

1963 September
Box: 3 Folder : 9 "Physical Development Strategy for Ciudad Guayana" (revised version, draft)

Scope and Contents Note

By William Porter of the Division Estudios Planificacion e Investicacion.

1964 November
Box: 3 Folder : 10 Correspondence, 1962

Scope and Contents Note

Includes "Work Outline for Plan for the Economic Development of the Guayana Region, 1960--70--80--2000" by Alexander Ganz (20 March 1962); notes from James N. Kise to Wilhelm V. von Moltke regarding locational characteristics of industries referred to in a report by George Perazich; notes from an interview with Dr. Moles (in Spanish); memo from Richard M. Soberman to Alexander Ganz concerning transport requirements in the Guayana region; and the Joint Center for Urban Studies job offer and description from William A. Doebele, Jr. to Zuccotti (December 1962).

1962
Box: 3 Folder : 11-12 Correspondence, 1963 (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes final arrangements for Zuccotti's employment and responsibilties in Venezuela; an outline for a development strategy for Santo Tome de Guayana by Willo von Moltke; exchanges on legal points between Zuccotti and Dr. Tomas Polanco (some in Spanish); Zuccotti's summary of legal problems in establishing shopping centers; Zuccotti's summary of the project to Ronald Campbell to garner support for an article in Fortune magazine; and memos and notes on creating an Urban Development Corporation as a subsidiary of CVG to perform ongoing managerial tasks.

1963
Box: 3 Folder : 13-14 Correspondence, 1964 (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Zuccotti's analysis for a Corporacion de Desarrollo Urbano (Urban Development Corporation); exchanges between Zuccotti and Robert C. Wood of MIT and Lloyd Rodwin of the Joint Center with details on various program activities, including the creation of a housing foundation and dealing with local municipal governance matters. Some correspondence between Zuccotti and local managers is in Spanish.

1964
Box: 3 Folder : 15 Project Notes

Scope and Contents Note

Includes various notes and reference material, most undated. Includes a presupruesto (budget) for the Division de Estudios, Planification e Investigacion, Desarrollo Humano (June 1964) (in Spanish); a working draft of an agreement between the CVG and MIT for continued technical assistance (1964); Zuccotti's summary of a meeting with Bill Doebele concerning Doebele's interview with a real estate operator; a memo on "The Establishment of a 'Technical School' in Venezuela" (in English) and a memo on "Educacion Extracurricular" (in Spanish); a memo from attorney Tomas Polanco concerning the developing city (in Spanish); and various other notes and reference material.

circa 1964
Box: 3 Folder : 17 Statutes Establishing the Corporacion Venezolana de Guayana

Scope and Contents Note

Includes copies of the decree published in Gaceta Oficial de la Republica de Venezuela, the "Reglamento de Organization Interna" for CVG, and other related documents. In Spanish.

1960-1961
Box: 3 Folder : 18-19 Urban Development Corporation Planning (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes various documents that appear related to the aim of creating an urban development corporation. Includes a paper "Corporacion de Desarrollo Urbano" written by Zuccotti; a draft in English of a Constituent Document creating the Caroni Housing Foundation; a draft or typescript of a decree in Spanish establishing the Fundacion de la Vivienda del Caroni (FUNVICA); a memo from Aramis Gutierrez to Hector Font concerning the activities in connection with FUNVICA; a draft "Acta Constitutiva y Estatutos de CVG Desarrollo Urbano, C.A. (CODEURRCA)"; the booklet "Administracion Municipal. Segunda Convencion Nacional de Municipalidades. Manual de Organizacion I" (1960), the "Gaceta Municipal del Distrito Federal" for 20 September 1963, and other statutory documents. Most of the documents are in Spanish.

1960-1965
Box: 3 Folder : 20-21 Notes on Interpretations of Legal Authorities

Scope and Contents Note

Includes a "Proposicion de Ley Organica del Regimen Municipal, de Venezuela" (April 1964) and various notes and drafts that appear to be legal analyses and interpretations of Venezuelan law concerning the CVG and the juridic personality of municipalities. Most of the documents are in Spanish.

circa 1963-1965
Box: 3 Folder : 22-24 Reflections on Venezuelan Development (3 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Primarily includes handwritten documents that appear to be reflections in 1966 by Zuccotti on the CVG initiative in Venezuela and an outline by him of a proposed case study about the municipal government of Santo Tome de Guayana. There are also two versions of a draft paper "Legal Issues of Regional Development" by William A. Doebele, Jr. These documents appear to date from Zuccotti's time at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. See those files (Series III), specifically the folder on "Tenants' Rights," for two papers written by the CVG staff: "Planning and Administration of New Towns" (June 1963) and "Recommended Policies for Land Tenure in the City of Santo Tome de Guayana" (September 1963).

circa 1965-1966
Box: 3 Folder : 25 Address Book & Business Cards

Scope and Contents Note

Includes, among many others, Zuccotti's business card from the Joint Center for Urban Studies.

circa 1963-1965
Box: 3 Folder : 26 Miscellaneous Documents

Scope and Contents Note

Includes a list of names with associated gifts perhaps intended for them, a bilingual "Do Not Disturb" sign, and a personal budget.

circa 1964-1965

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Series III. Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Files, 1966-1969. 2.33 Linear feet

Scope and Contents Note

The series includes documents concerning a range of HUD initiatives of the mid-1960s. These include land use policies, urban development and housing, and efforts to alleviate urban racial tensions during the summer months. Documents include correspondence, memos, reference material, proposals, speeches and other remarks, background papers, working files, drafts of reports and other matter, press releases, and other documents. Several of the folders provide a glimpse into how HUD sought to respond to the policy pronouncements of leaders such as President Johnson and HUD Secretary Robert Weaver and to national urban issues.

The series also includes a few files concerning particular housing projects, perhaps especially the Pruitt-Igoe housing in St. Louis, Missouri, and the Heritage Plaza site in Salem, Massachusetts. The series also includes print matter, including materials from 1968-69 concerning urban unrest and race relations.

Arrangement Note

The series is organized by topic. Generally, the opening files in the series are on broad subjects, such as public policies or initiatives, and then move to files with a narrower focus, such as those on particular projects. The series closes with print matter.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 1-6 Urban Land Use Policy. European Research (6 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes specific country reports on Poland, France, Sweden, and the Netherlands; project outline; summaries; the HUD publication Industrialized Housing: A Comparative Analysis of European Experience; several booklets in German and French, particularly concerning Dusseldorf and Parlay 2 in Chesnay, Paris; and newspaper clippings in German and Italian concerning Zuccotti's visits there (December 1968).

circa 1967-1968
Box: 4 Folder : 7-11 Urban Land Use Policy. General (5 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes drafts of goals for metropolitan development; papers on proposed elements of a national land use policy, public and private sector roles in land use and development, and related issues; remarks by Land Development Director Dwight F. Rettie on planning; background paper on metropolitan area growth projections; and several addresses from 1966-68 by HUD Secretary Robert C. Weaver, which appear in part to be source material for a draft speech prepared by Zuccotti on the topic "Towards a National Urban Land Policy" (November 1968).

1966-1968
Box: 4 Folder : 12-16 Neighborhood Facilities / Neighborhood Centers (5 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes documents related to HUD's response to President Lyndon B. Johnson's speech of 19 August 1966 in Syracuse, New York, in which he called on HUD to establish neighborhood service centers in "every ghetto in America." Primarily includes documents related to developing a pilot program in fourteen cities, including draft plans, program guides, inter-agency meetings, status reports, evaluations, and the like.

1966-1968
Box: 4 Folder : 17-18 Task Force on Urban Summer Problems (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes, among other documents, the first draft of the task force's report (October 1967) and Zuccotti's report from the Program Policy Subcommittee of the task force.

1967
Box: 4 Folder : 19 Summer Activities / President's Council on Youth Opportunity
1968
Box: 4 Folder : 20 "Introduction and Summary of the Report of The National Commission on Urban Problems"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes the first draft of the document, prepared by Richard W. O'Neill.

1968 July 12
Box: 4 Folder : 21 Task Force on Home Ownership

Scope and Contents Note

Includes the contents of a binder of working papers compiled by I.P. Margulies, Chairman of the HUD Task Force on Home Ownership, and distributed to the task force members and others.

1967
Box: 4 Folder : 22-23 Urban Development Corporation Proposal (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes "Interim Report: Study of the Feasibility of an Urban Development Corporation" (1 September 1966);, documents related to a pilot proposal for a UDC (referred to as the Santa Barbara proposal, perhaps because the Defense Research Council, based in that city, was involved in preparing it); a "Proposal for a Nationally Based Private Non-Profit Urban Development Corporation to Rehabilitate and Replace Substandard Urban Slum Dwellings"; project budgets and timelines; and other documents.

1966
Box: 5 Folder : 1-2 "Marshall Plan Speech" / Urban Development (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes drafts of speeches for delivery in Cleveland titled "The Promise of the American City," other related remarks in draft and final form, other documents, and 5 booklets published by The Urban Institute.

1968
Box: 5 Folder : 3-4 "$1 Billion" / Life Insurance Industry Financing (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes press releases, correspondence, notes, meetings, etc. regarding the life insurance industry's commitment of $1 billion to fund urban center housing development.

1967-1968
Box: 5 Folder : 5 Revenue Sharing

Scope and Contents Note

Includes mostly print matter concerning federal funding to states, with a HUD summary of a meeting of the Joint Economic Committee hearings on the subject.

1967
Box: 5 Folder : 6 Open Space

Scope and Contents Note

Includes memos concerning programs and funding for open space land (including vest pocket parks), urban beautification and historic preservation (e.g., Cleveland's interest in using HUD funds to purchase the Astor Theater) in connection with metropolitan development.

1968
Box: 5 Folder : 7 Mass Transportation

Scope and Contents Note

Includes a draft memorandum of understanding between HUD and the Department of Transportation in connection with President Lyndon B. Johnson's Reorganization Plan No. 2 transfering functions from HUD to DOT (a printed copy of the plan is also in the file); a copy of Senator Jacob Javits's letter to HUD Secretary Weaver expressing concerns about the reorganization; and correspondence related to a dispute over the proposed demolition of a housing project in Cleveland to make way for an expressway.

1968
Box: 5 Folder : 8-9 Tenants Rights / Turnkey Projects (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

The label of the original folder holding these documents was "Tenants' Rights." There are some notes and correspondence on that matter. In addition, there are press releases and memoranda on turnkey projects and memos concerning HUD's use of Professional Organization Representatives for advice on policy. The folders also include a copy of The Mayor's Task Force on Reorganization of New York City Government: Report and Proposed Local Law (December 1966) and a related draft note thanking Mayor John V. Lindsay for it, and two papers written by the Corporacion Venezolana de Guayana (CVG) staff: "Planning and Administration of New Towns" (June 1963) and "Recommended Policies for Land Tenure in the City of Santo Tome de Guayana" (September 1963).

1967-1968
Box: 5 Folder : 10-11 Bedford-Stuyvesant (Brooklyn, NY) Development Project

Scope and Contents Note

Includes correspondence, project summaries, and meeting notes, including a package of material for a conference at First National City Bank for the Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation and Bedford-Stuyvesant D and S Corporation.

1967
Box: 5 Folder : 12 Boston Rehabilitation Project

Scope and Contents Note

Includes correspondence and memos about the project, including the script of a proposed movie, concerns about relocation, and a proposed project evaluation by the Joint Center for Urban Studies. Also includes statistics, memos, etc. concerning the Boston Housing Authority and its tenant selection, particularly with regard to "non-white occupancy."

1968-1969
Box: 5 Folder : 13-14 Jacksonville (Florida) Housing Authority

Scope and Contents Note

Includes correspondence, memos, and a HUD Inspection Division's Report of Investigation concerning an allegation by former Florida governor Haydon Burns that the site for a turnkey project in Jacksonville was not properly selected.

1967-1968
Box: 5 Folder : 15 Salem (Massachusetts) Urban Renewal

Scope and Contents Note

Includes memos, correspondence, reports, clippings, and opposition concerning the Heritage Plaza -- East Urban Renewal Area.

1967-1968
Box: 5 Folder : 16-17 St. Louis (Missouri) Housing Authority. Pruitt-Igoe Project (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes memos, correspondence, schedules, background reports, and other documents concerning the Pruitt-Igoe housing projects.

1968
Box: 5 Folder : 18 St. Louis (Missouri). Sports Stadium

Scope and Contents Note

Includes a memo from Zuccotti to Undersecretary Wood concerning St. Louis's request for HUD funds for a stadium, and Wood's resulting letter to Congresswoman Leonor K. Sullivan.

1967
Box: 5 Folder : 19 Washington, D.C. Parkchester Apartments

Scope and Contents Note

Includes memos and press release concerning HUD's project to turn Parkchester Courts into a low income housing cooperative.

1967
Box: 5 Folder : 20 Memos on Federal Assistance to Various Cities

Scope and Contents Note

Includes summaries of HUD assistance prepared by Zuccotti for the Office of the Vice President in connection with, at least in some instances, upcoming trips by the Vice President. Cities included are: Atlanta, Georgia; Baltimore, Maryland; Boston, Massachusetts; Springfield, Illinois; Brooklyn, New York; Tallahassee, Sanford, Orlando, and Cocoa, Florida; Indianapolis, Indiana; Louisville, Kentucky; Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota; New York City; Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Raleigh, Winston-Salem, and Charlotte, North Carolina.

1967-1968
Box: 5 Folder : 21 Housing. Miscellaneous

Scope and Contents Note

Includes various documents generally related to housing, including a HUD circular summarizing its new program under the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968; a draft description of a grant program for public facilities in low income areas; notes of recommendations from an unidentified task force; the American Bar Association's Special Committee on Housing and Urban Development Law's paper on funding for a program of urban action sponsored by the ABA; memos on potential investments by union pension funds in housing; recommendations of an unidentified task force concerning "Increased HUD Consciousness of Slum Situations"; and a National Research Council paper "The Industrialization of Housing in the United States."

1967-1968
Box: 5 Folder : 22 Studies on Race Relations

Scope and Contents Note

Includes a proposal from the University of Chicago for a federal grant to study "The Urban Negro American in the Twentieth Century" and a paper from the Lemberg Center for the Study of Violence "Six-City Study: A Survey of Racial Attitudes in Six Northern Cities: Preliminary Findings."

1968
Box: 5 Folder : 23 Federal Panel on Early Childhood

Scope and Contents Note

Includes minutes of the panel's first meeting (1 May 1968) and briefing papers and other documents in connection with its second meeting in July.

1968
Box: 5 Folder : 24 HUD Administration. Miscellaneous

Scope and Contents Note

Includes a memo on planning a series of center city conferences; a list of general questions about operations; a draft memo from Mitchell Sviridoff about the President's Task Force on Government Organization; and some other minor documents.

1967
Box: 5 Folder : 25 Edward W. Brooke

Scope and Contents Note

Includes documents related to Congressman Brooke's expressed concerns about the administration of the low and moderate income program generally and in connection specifically with the Bryant Terrace project in Malden, Massachusetts. Includes correspondence, chronologies, background information, clippings, draft responses from HUD to Brooke, and other documents.

1967
Box: 5 Folder : 26 Lawrence M. Cox

Scope and Contents Note

Includes copies of an exchange between U.S. Senator Charles H. Percy and Cox, Executive Director of the Norfolk Redevelopment & Housing Authority, in which Cox expresses support for HUD's administration of a FHA program. Zuccotti's notes and drafts in the file suggest he was consulted in advance of Cox's response to Percy.

1967
Box: 5 Folder : 27 Jacob Javits

Scope and Contents Note

Includes documents concerning housing-related legislation sponsored by or of interest to U.S. Senator Javits, including notes, Congressional Record tearsheets, and a copy of a letter from HUD Secretary Weaver to U.S. Senator John Sparkman.

1966-1967
Box: 5 Folder : 28 Edward M. (Ted) Kennedy

Scope and Contents Note

Includes documents related to HUD's analysis of Kennedy's proposed health care legislation, prepared at Kennedy's request.

1968
Box: 5 Folder : 29-30 Robert F. Kennedy (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes copies of memos from Kennedy's office concerning housing, two bills (S. 2088 and S. 2100) sponsored by Kennedy in 1967, a cost analysis of a 1967 Kennedy housing bill, statement by Kennedy introducing S. 3029 (1968), Kennedy's press release announcing his candidacy for U.S. president, and resolutions passed at a 1968 Rural Conference by N.A.C.D. (full name is unidentified but is associated with the National Sharecroppers' Fund).

1967-1968
Box: 5 Folder : 31 President's Message

Scope and Contents Note

Includes the advance text of President Lyndon Baines Johnson's speech to the Congress on "Message on America's Unfinished Business: Urban and Rural Poverty" (1967), with related memos from HUD Secretary Weaver and Special Assistant to the President Joseph A. Califano, Jr.; talking points for the president for a meeting with the National Housing Incorporators (October 1968) and for the signing of a bill on interest rates on insured mortgages;, and White House press releases and other documents.

1967-1968
Box: 6 Folder : 1 HUD Annual Report Transmittals
1967-1968
Box: 6 Folder : 2-3 Speeches by HUD Undersecretary Robert C. Wood (2 folders)
1966-1968
Box: 6 Folder : 4 Speeches. Miscellaneous

Scope and Contents

Includes a statement by HUD Secretary Robert C. Weaver before the Subcommittee on Executive Reorganization of the Senate Committee on Government Operations on "The Role of the Federal Government in Urban Areas" (16 August 1966); three drafts of a speech (by Robert C. Wood?) titled "Vox Populi, Vox Dei--The Rule of All Good Governments"; a speech labeled "Introduction to Urbana Speech" from the third session of a series of "Centennial Symposia" (1968?); and a two page statement concerning the participatory role of citizens.

circa 1966
Box: 6 Folder : 5 The Center of Our Society: The American City

Scope and Contents

HUD publication with the remarks of U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson at Syracuse on 19 August 1966.

1966
Box: 6 Folder : 6 Federal Role in Urban Affairs

Scope and Contents

Includes three books: Part 1, Part 2, and the Appendix to Part 1 of the Hearings before the Subcommittee on Executive Reorganization of the U.S. Committee on Government Operations.

1966
Box: 6 Folder : 7 Buying From Developers: A Guide to the 'Turnkey' Method of Public Housing Construction (HUD Booklet)
1967
Box: 6 Folder : 7 New York State Urban Development Acts of 1968 (Complete Text of Law)
1968 June
Box: 6 Folder : 7 The House on W. 114th Street

Scope and Contents

HUD booklet concerning a project in Harlem conducted by the New York City Rent and Rehabilitation Administration.

1968 September
Box: 6 Folder : 8 Recommendations of the National Commission on Urban Problems

Scope and Contents

Includes two copies of Commerce Clearing House's "Special Report" in its Urban Affairs Reports series compiling the recommendations of the Commission.

1968 December 16
Box: 6 Folder : 9 Shoot-Out in Cleveland: Black Militants and the Police, July 23, 1968

Scope and Contents

Staff report to the National Commission on the Causes and Prevention of Violence. Prepared by Louis H. Masotti & Jerome R. Corsi.

1969 May
Box: 6 Folder : 9 One Year Later: An Assessment of the Nation's Response to the Crisis Described by the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders

Scope and Contents

Published by Urban America, Inc. and the Urban Coalition

1969
Box: 6 Folder : 10 Violence in America: Historical and Comparative Perspectives

Scope and Contents

Staff report to the National Commission on the Causes and Prevention of Violence. Prepared by Hugh Davis Graham & Ted Robert Gurr.

1969 June

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Series IV. Mayor's Advisory Committee on Police Management and Personnel Policy, 1983-1997. 1.17 Linear feet

Biographical / Historical

In May 1985, New York City Mayor Edward Koch announced that he had formed an advisory committee to examine the management policies and practices of the city's Police Department. The review was prompted by a series of allegations of brutality and other misconduct by the police, often involving African-Americans as the victims. These included the killing of an elderly woman, Eleanor Bumpurs, during a confrontation with police. The committee was to review the recruitment, hiring, medical and psychological testing, supervision, and promotion of officers, and to recommend changes. John Zuccotti, then an arbitrator respected by both management and labor, as well as someone broadly familiar with the city and city departments from his time on the Planning Commission and as Deputy Mayor, was named as Chairman of the advisory group. The nine member panel released its final report about 18 months later, in February 1987. It included about 50 recommendations including random drug testing, higher pay, the expansion of the Civilian Complaint Board to include other than police employees, longer probationary periods, and other measures.

Scope and Contents

The series includes the Committee's three volume final report, drafts of some of the sections, minutes of the group's meetings, reference material, and correspondence. The reference material includes information concerning several of the incidents that spurred the creation of the Committee, especially the case of Eleanor Bumpurs. Correspondence includes three letters from Mayor Koch to John Zuccotti responding to the report. Some reports related to police matters dating from the 1990s that were found in Zuccotti's files are also included in the series.

Arrangement

The series is arranged by document type and subject.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 6 Folder : 11-12 Committee minutes (2 folders)
1985 June-1987 January
Box: 6 Folder : 13 Correspondence

Scope and Contents

Includes resume and application letter of Joseph P. Viteritti, who was hired as Executive Director. Includes a copy of the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Criminal Justice's 1983 "Report on Hearings in New York City on Police Misconduct [Police Brutality]."

1983, 1985
Box: 6 Folder : 14 Correspondence

Scope and Contents

Includes a report from the Police Department summarizing time committed to training in January 1986; an early draft outline for Chapter 1 of the committee's report (February 1986); information requests; transmittals of clippings; letter of appreciation to Zuccotti from Police Commissioner Benjamin Ward; excerpt from "Report of the Mayor's Commission on Hispanic Concerns," sent to Commission members; and comments on the Committee's preliminary report from James J. Fyfe, Associate Professor at American University in Washington.

1986
Box: 6 Folder : 15 Correspondence

Scope and Contents

Includes Nicholas Mancuso's (President, Uniformed Firefighters Association of Greater New York) comments on the Committee's preliminary report, and Zuccotti's response; draft of Zuccotti's transmittal of the final report to Mayor Edward I. Koch; transmittals for the final bound report; acknowledgements from some recipients of the bound report, including from First Deputy Police Commissioner Richard J. (Dick) Condon; comments from M.C. (Wally) Dobellis, Chairman of the Committee to Save the Police Academy of the Stuyvesant Park Neighborhood Association; and draft proposed statement about the report for Phil Caruso, President of the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association.

1987
Box: 6 Folder : 16 Correspondence. Mayor Edward I. Koch

Scope and Contents

Includes three letters from Mayor Koch to Zuccotti expressing acknowledgement, thanks and his particular concern about the Commission's report (February-April) and New York's "Report on the Recommendations of the Mayor's Advisory Committee on Police Management and Personnel Policy" transmitted by Koch (September).

1987
Box: 6 Folder : 17 Notes & Stationery
circa 1986
Box: 6 Folder : 18 Press Releases
1987
Box: 6 Folder : 19 Police Misconduct/Police Brutality

Scope and Contents

Includes copies of two memos sent to Mayor Edward Koch concerning the Eleanor Bumpurs case, in which an African-American woman was shot by police during a confrontation in 1984, and summaries of the Bumpurs and other cases of police misconduct prepared by the Commission (circa mid 1986).

1984-1986
Box: 6 Folder : 20 Suggested Bibliography

Scope and Contents

Includes the Police Department's suggestions for resources as requested by the Commission.

1986
Box: 6 Folder : 21 "A Survey of Total Compensation of Police Officers"

Scope and Contents

Includes the draft and final of the report prepared for the Commission by Program Planners, Inc.

1986 September
Box: 6 Folder : 22 Case Law on Drug Testing for Police Officers

Scope and Contents

Includes summaries of judicial rulings concerning testing prepared for the Commission.

1987
Box: 6 Folder : 23 Clippings
1985-1987
Box: 6 Folder : 24 "Police Professionalism in New York City: The Zuccotti Committee in Historical Context"

Scope and Contents

Includes the reflections of former Commission Executive Director Joseph P. Viteritti: a typewritten manuscript and two copies of the published version in the "Occasional Papers from The Center for Research in Crime and Justice at New York University School of Law." One of the copies is inscribed to Zuccotti by the author.

1987
Box: 6 Folder : 25 Preliminary Report

Scope and Contents

Includes a draft (November 7) and the final (November 10).

1986 November
Box: 6 Folder : 26 Draft: Findings & Recommendations
1986 July
Box: 6 Folder : 27 Draft: Executive Summary
1986 September
Box: 6 Folder : 28 Briefing Paper
1986-1987
Box: 6 Folder : 29 Draft 5: Chapter 2. Selection
1986 November
Box: 6 Folder : 30 Draft 4: Chapter 3. Training
1986 October
Box: 6 Folder : 31 Drafts 4 & 5: Chapter 4. Promotion
1986
Box: 6 Folder : 32 Draft 5: Chapter 5. Internal Investigations & Discipline; Draft 6: Chapter 5. Command Discipline & Supervision
1986?
Box: 6 Folder : 33 Draft: Final Report, Vol 1, Findings & Recommendations
1986 December 24
Box: 7 Folder : 1-2 Draft: Final Report, Vol 1, Findings & Recommendations (2 folders)

Scope and Contents

Report is dated January 5, 1986, but this is obviously a mistake and should be 1987. The accompanying transmittal shows the correct year.

[1987] January 5
Box: 7 Folder : 3 Draft 3: Chapter 1. Introduction to Volume 2
1987 January
Box: 7 Folder : 4-6 Mayor's Advisory Committee on Police Management and Policy. Final Report. Volumes I, II, and III. (3 folders)

Scope and Contents

Bound copies of the final report. Vol I: Findings and Recommendations; Vol II: Overview of the Department; Vol III: Supporting Documents.

1987 February 24
Box: 7 Folder : 7 Print Matter

Scope and Contents

Includes the Police Department "Official Roster" of November 1985 and Annual Report for 1985.

1985
Box: 7 Folder : 8 Police Arbitration Panel
1991
Box: 7 Folder : 9-10 Commission to Combat Police Corruption (2 folders)

Scope and Contents

Includes three printed reports from the Commission: Performance Study: The Internal Affairs Bureau Command Center,  Monitoring Study: A Review of Investigations Conducted by the Internal Affairs Bureau , and  Second Annual Report of the Commission.

1997 October

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Series V. Speeches and Other Presentations, 1967-2015. 3.25 Linear feet

Scope and Contents

The series includes materials related to Zuccotti's appearances as a speaker on various occasions over the years. Perhaps the most coherent part of the series are the opening files, which include speeches, remarks and logistical briefing notes for Zuccotti's years in the 1970s on the City Planning Commission and as Deputy Mayor, and for a few occasions after the 1970s. Much of the series, however, includes working files for the 1980s and forward, that is, files of rough outlines and reference materials, often associated with multiple or unclear events. To the extent that some of this material was found together during processing, it was kept together, such as the file of material used in the 1980s to recall the New York City fiscal crisis of the 1970s. Most material though was found disorganized and was fashioned into rough chronologies or themes by the processing archivist. Detailed content of these working files is noted in the container list. The series also includes syllabuses, readings, some student work, and other material related to Zuccotti's work as an adjunct law professor at Yale in the mid-1980s and at Columbia in the 1990s.

Arrangement

The series is roughly organized, opening with files of identifiable speeches and writings, followed by working files of reference material and notes. The series closes with files related to courses Zuccotti taught at Yale and Columbia.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 7 Folder : 11-12 Speeches. City Planning Commission and Deputy Mayor. Binder Content (2 folders)
1973-1977
Box: 7 Folder : 13-20 Speeches and Briefing Sheets (8 folders)

Scope and Contents

Includes remarks, drafts, itineraries, talking points, programs, logistical information, and other documents related to remarks delivered by Zuccotti while Deputy Mayor. Organizations include, among others, Local 237 Teamsters Health and Welfare Fund, Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center, Annual Music Awards Banquet, 100 Black Men, Sydenham Hospital, Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association, the new Health Systems Agency, Convention of Sanitation Officers Local 444, testimonial dinner (with program) for Dr. Jose E. Arraras, Christian Brothers Boys Association, New York Law School Alumni Association, Proxmire Committee, Real Estate Board of New York, HEW Secretary Joseph Califano, Civil Service Technical Guild, New York Market Radio Broadcasters Association, Work in America Institute Conference, American Jewish Congress, and Celanese Corp. Includes an Executive Summary of the report from the Mayor's Management Advisory Board (1976)

1975 September-1977 June
Box: 7 Folder : 21 "Turning The Profit Motive to Public Advantage"

Scope and Contents

Includes the agenda and other advance materials for this seminar sponsored by the New York City Law Department's Economic Development Division and Columbia University Center for Law and Economic Studies. Includes the transcript of Zuccotti's comments as panelist on the subject "Integrating the Public Process with Private Sector Development Techniques."

1979-1980
Box: 7 Folder : 22 Speeches (Folder 1 of 5)

Scope and Contents

Includes remarks at the Downtown Lower Manhattan Association (1992) and remarks and other documents for the Cornell Real Estate Conference 2002).

1992, 2002
Box: 8 Folder : 1 Speeches (Folder 2 of 5)

Scope and Contents

Includes "Against All Odds--Why New York Works," Zuccotti's keynote address before the Toronto Real Estate Forum (2003); multiple copies are found in the following reference/working files suggesting that its themes were commonly drawn on. Also includes a "speech not given" to an unidentified audience (2006).

2004, 2006
Box: 8 Folder : 2 Speeches (Folder 3 of 5)

Scope and Contents

Includes remarks presenting an award to Richard Kahn (2009); at the dedication and unveiling of the America's Response Memorial at the Winter Garden of the World Financial Center (2011); and at a conference "Battery Park City: Coming of Age" (2012) presented by the Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute.

2009, 2011-2012
Box: 8 Folder : 3 Speeches (Folder 4 of 5)

Scope and Contents

Includes brief remarks to Family Office Exchange; at the Manhattan West launch; and the Veterans' Day wreath-laying (2014).

2013-2014
Box: 8 Folder : 4 Speeches (Folder 5 of 5)

Scope and Contents

Includes remarks for memorial service for Lloyd Kaplan and Zuccotti's introduction of Bronx County Supreme Court Justice John A. Barone at the Rapallo Award ceremony of the Columbian Lawyers Association. Documents for the Barone event include the program, menu, and a letter from Barone apparently in response to a condolence letter from Zuccotti in connection with Barone's mother in which Barone reflects on her life.

2015
Box: 8 Folder : 5-6 Writings (2 folders)

Scope and Contents

Includes "Housing Development: Joint Ventures Between Community Non Profit Organizations and Private Developers," co-written with Andrew S. Berkman and published under a different title in the National Law Journal of 7 May 1979; Zuccotti's paper, "A Vision of America's Urban Future," prepared for Columbia's General Education Seminar "The City and the University," with transcript of discussion (1979); "How the Crisis Opened the Door for Management" for the Economic Development Council of New York City (1977); "Impact of New Midtown Zoning on Development" for Vol. 1, No. 1 of the developers' newsletter Developments; untitled articles for ABO Newsletter and Realty (circa 1980); and a "Be Our Guest" column for the  Daily News headlined as "Green shoots at Ground Zero" (2009).

1977-1982, 2009
Box: 8 Folder : 7 Audiotape. "The Lynn & Sy Syms Show" Guest: John Zuccotti

Access Restrictions

The tape is restricted from use because of its fragility.

1997 April 30
Box: 8 Folder : 8 Speech Working Material

Scope and Contents

Includes documents found together in a notebook. In addition to the notebook with notes on urban planning matters, there is an undated essay "The Crisis of Confidence"; an undated essay "Science and the City: Rhetoric and Reality" co-written with James D. Carroll; a program for the 1968 National Housing Center Council's Senior Executives Conference, with Zuccotti's extensive notations; a confirmation of Zuccotti's 1972 appearance on a panel at Citizens Housing & Planning Council; and two loose sheets of notes.

1968-1970s?
Box: 8 Folder : 9-10 Speech Working File (2 folders)

Scope and Contents

The overall theme of these folders seems to be zoning. The folders include a paper "Impact of New Midtown Zoning on Development," written by Zuccotti while a partner at Tufo & Zuccotti in the early 1980s. Other documents include speeches made by Zuccotti in the mid-1970s while City Planning Commission Chairman; 1967-1968 speeches by HUD officials; a document "A Federal Housing Strategy/A National Urban Policy" sent to Zuccotti from HUD in 1977; a transcript of Zuccotti's comments at an EDC Board of Directors meeting on 14 June 1977; and various notes and outlines for remarks.

1967-1980s
Box: 8 Folder : 11 Speech Working File. Fiscal Crisis

Scope and Contents

These documents, dating from the mid-1980s, appear to relate to a speech or article concerning reflections on the fiscal crisis of the mid-1970s. Includes notes "Steps taken before MAC came into existence (June 1975)"; a Comptroller's report "Comparative Analysis of New York City's Financial and Economic Indicators for Second Quarter Fiscal Year 1982"; photocopies of 1985 press clippings; a copy of Jim Sleeper's 1985 article "Ed Koch & the Spirit of the Times," inscribed by Sleeper; a partial draft of an article for the New York Times Magazine; Volume 18, No 3 (1985) of City Almanac,, with articles on the crisis; and Zuccotti's handwritten draft outline/notes "The Fiscal Crisis, 1975-1978."

circa 1982-1985
Box: 8 Folder : 12 Speech Working Material (Folder 1 of 4)

Scope and Contents

Includes loose documents found together in the original collection, mostly handwritten notes for various unidentified remarks and reference material.

circa 1967-1980s
Box: 8 Folder : 13 Speech Working Material (Folder 2 of 4)

Scope and Contents

Includes notes for remarks and reference material, including a paper "Towards an Effective National Housing Policy"; a speech by U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan "Urban Policy Revisited" (1977); a suggested outline from HUD for a paper "Housing in an Urban Strategy" (1977); remarks by HUD Undersecretary Robert Wood (1967); Draft #4 of a paper "A Federal Housing Strategy/A National Urban Policy" (1977); and Zuccotti's notes for his paper "Impact of New Midtown Zoning on Development."

circa 1967-1980s
Box: 8 Folder : 14 Speech Working Material (Folder 3 of 4)

Scope and Contents

Includes two 1983 reports from Program Planners, Inc.: "New York City: Fiscal Issues and the Financial Plan, FY1984," and "Crisis or Stability: New York City's Fiscal Condition." Also includes more handwritten and other notes from Zuccotti originally found within the pages of the Program Planners reports.

1983-1985
Box: 8 Folder : 15 Speech Working Material (Folder 4 of 4)

Scope and Contents

Includes documents related to a forum concerning the Board of Estimate held by the Committee on Municipal Affairs of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, at which Zuccotti was a panelist for the topic "Land Use and Zoning." Includes program, participant list, and various papers on the forum's subject.

1985
Box: 8 Folder : 16-18 Speech Working File (3 folders)

Scope and Contents

Includes reference material and documents related to various programs at which Zuccotti spoke. Includes a reprint of the article "Zoning Obscenity: Or, The Moral Politics of Porn" by Norman Marcus (1978); writings by Zuccotti for "Realty" and "ABO Newsletter"; Zuccotti's notes for remarks for a Bar Association panel on the landmarks law; Manhattan Borough President Andrew J. Stein's paper "Beyond New York's Renaissance" and related New York Times opinion pieces (1982); a draft New York Times Magazine article (presumably by Zuccotti); a membership directory and by-laws for the Young Men's Real Estate Association of New York (1981-82); testimony by Queens Borough President Donald R. Manes before the Human Resources Administration and its Advisory Board (1982); an address by U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan "World Trade and World Peace" (1982); Daniel Rose's commencement address for MIT's Center for Real Estate Development (1986); Robert C. Weaver's article "The First Twenty Years of HUD" (1985); Volume 18, No. 4 of City Almanac which focuses on "The Redevelopment of 42nd Street"; a transmittal to Zuccotti from Mayor Edward I. Koch with a response and statistics disputing conclusions in Raymond Horton and Charles Brecher's "Setting Municipal Priorities: 1986" (or "SMP", a source found often in Zuccotti's speech files); notes for Zuccotti's remarks at Manhattan Institute for Policy Research's conference "New York Unbound: The City and the Politics of the Future" (1988);, and remarks by Mayor Koch at a City Planning Commission conference (1988).

circa 1977-1988
Box: 8 Folder : 19A Speech Material

Scope and Contents

Includes Zuccotti's remarks on "neighborhoods" to an audience that included Mayor Beame and Rabbi Sherer; program and rough outline for remarks at a seminar held by the Real Estate Board of New York (1982); and the Citizens Budget Commission report "The City of New York's 1987 Executive Budget: Analysis & Recommendations" (June 1986).

1970s-1986
Box: 8 Folder : 19B Speech Material

Scope and Contents

Includes a copy of the September 1992 volume of the American Planning Association's magazine Planning with brief notes from Zuccotti inside.

1992
Box: 8 Folder : 20 Speech File. New York City Partnership

Scope and Contents

Includes a draft article on legislative leadership in New York State (2000), documents regarding Zuccotti's membership in the New York City Partnership (2000), and the program for the 31st annual awards luncheon of the New York Housing Conference and National Housing Conference at which Zuccotti received the Lifetime Achievement Award (2004).

2000, 2004
Box: 8 Folder : 21 Speech Material

Scope and Contents

Includes, among other documents, Zuccotti's article "Against All Odds--Why New York Works" (2003); an invitation card for the retirement party of Sonny Hall, International President of the Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO (2004); a New York City Independent Budget Office Fiscal Brief "Comparing State and Local Taxes in Large Cities" (2007); Daniel Rose's remarks "New York--Today and Tomorrow" at the Urban Land Institute (2009); and background statistics and draft speech related to economic troubles (2008).

2004-2009
Box: 8 Folder : 22-24 Speech Material (3 folders)

Scope and Contents

Includes Zuccotti's keynote address "Against All Odds--Why New York Works" before the Toronto Real Estate Forum and a shortened version for publication in Real Estate Weekly" (2003), and scattered notes and other documents related to Zuccotti's remarks at the Yale Alumni Real Estate Asociation Conference (2012). Includes some reference material including slides from a PowerPoint presentation giving an overview of Brookfield Asset Management, Inc. (2012) and a marketing booklet for Brookfield Office Properties.

2003, 2010-2012
Box: 8 Folder : 25 Speech Material

Scope and Contents

Includes background material for a discussion on strategic leadership at a Brookfield management meeting, notes for Zuccotti for an interview at a Brookfield Executive Committee meeting, and preparation notes for Zuccotti's appearance on a panel "The New York City Office Market: Forty Years at Forty Thousand Feet."

2013
Box: 8 Folder : 26 Speech File. Lunch at Norwegian Consul General
2013
Box: 9 Folder : 1-2 Yale Seminar (2 folders)

Scope and Contents

Includes student papers, course outline, and other material related to Zuccotti's seminar taught at Yale Law School "Large-Scale Real Estate Transactions." Also includes general administrative documents such as faculty directories, schedules and bulletin of classes.

1986-1987
Box: 9 Folder : 3-4 Columbia Seminar (2 folders)

Scope and Contents

Includes the syllabus, readings and other material concerning the Fall 1990 course "Land Use: Regulation and Development" co-taught by Zuccotti and Victor Marrero.

1990
Box: 9 Folder : 5 Columbia Seminar
1991
Box: 9 Folder : 6-7 Columbia Seminar (2 folders)
1993
Box: 10 Folder : 1-4 Columbia Seminar (4 folders)
1996
Box: 10 Folder : 5 Columbia Miscellaneous

Scope and Contents

Includes a faculty handbook (1987), President's Report (1993-1994) and miscellaneous notes and class readings.

1987-1990s
Box: 10 Folder : 6-9 Seminar Materials (4 folders)

Scope and Contents

Includes topical outlines and readings for historic preservation, zoning, and other land use topics.

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Series VI. General Subjects, 1966-2013. 4.71 Linear feet

Scope and Contents

The series includes a broad range of subject matter related to John Zuccotti and his public service, professional career, and other interests. Much of the series includes publications or other forms of reports on the topics of economic development, housing, zoning, planning, and transportation. These touch both general strategies or proposals for action in New York City and more specific initiatives and locales, notably in lower Manhattan.

Several files include material closely related to Zuccotti. These include documents concerning Material Systems Corporation, for which Zuccotti served as a Director, and its business of manufacturing low-cost factory-produced housing for HUD (early 1970s); a chronology of New York's fiscal crisis of the mid-1970s; labor-management issues from the period during which Zuccotti served as an Impartial Arbitrator (1980s); some documents from the financial struggles of Olympia & York (early 1990s); and emails and other documents concerning Brookfield's response to the Occupy Wall Street protest in Zuccotti Park (2011). The container list includes detailed reference to the specific subjects, reports, and other material in this highly varied series.

Arrangement

The series is organized by subject matter in roughly chronological order.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 16 The Lower Manhattan Plan. New York City Capital Project ES-1. Oversize

Scope and Contents

Report prepared for the New York City Planning Commission by architects and planners Wallace, McHarg, Roberts, and Todd; architects and planners Whittlesey, Conklin and Rossant; and transportation & planning consultants Alan M. Voorhees & Associates.

1966 June 1
Box: 10 Folder : 10 Draft Report: "Federal Programs and the Development of Lysander: A Report Submitted to the Syracuse University Research Corporation Policy Institute"

Scope and Contents

Includes a draft co-authored by Zuccotti and James D. Carroll, apparently in connection with work for the National Corporation for Housing Partnership.

1969 April 25
Box: 10 Folder : 11 Memorandum re: Tufo & Zuccotti New York Office Design Administration
1969 December 26
Box: 10 Folder : 12 Lincoln Square: Community Action Planning Program

Scope and Contents

Includes the report issued by Lincoln Square Community Council and the New York City Department of City Planning.

1970?
Box: 10 Folder : 13 Land Banking: Public Policy Alternatives and Dilemmas

Scope and Contents

Includes draft report/working paper 112-28 by Sylvan Kamm, issued by The Urban Institute.

1970 December 8
Box: 10 Folder : 14-15 U.S. House of Representatives Panels on Housing (2 folders)

Scope and Contents

Includes preliminary summaries of three study panels held in late 1970 by the Subcommittee on Housing of the House Committee on Banking and Currency; the full remarks, "The Goals of Housing Subsidy Programs," by one of the panelists, Morton L. Isler; the final report and recommendations issued by the committee in June 1971 under the title "Housing and the Urban Environment," and two copies of Part II of the published versions of the panels' papers (Part I not in the collection).

1970-1971
Box: 10 Folder : 16-18 Material Systems Corporation (3 folders)

Scope and Contents

Material Systems Corporation (MSC) developed and manufactured low cost factory produced homes, garden apartments and townhouses. A primary part of its business was in connection with HUD's experimental housing program, Operation Breakthrough. Zuccotti was on the company's Board of Directors. The documents include a draft "Introduction" to the company with product descriptions, organizational information, financial data, etc. (1972); a preliminary prospectus for a public stock offering (1972); a proposal for the company to develop low cost housing in Mexico, with related assessments about foreign expansion; and the Board minutes of 21 March 1973 concerning the company's refinancing.

1970-1973
Box: 16 Planning for Jobs. Oversize

Scope and Contents

Includes the New York City Planning Commission's supplement to "Plan for New York City."

1971 March
Box: 10 Folder : 19 Joint Venture with Walker & Dunlop

Scope and Contents

Includes documents related to the possibility of the firms Tufo, Johnson and Zuccotti and Walker & Dunlop forming a development company specializing in FHA programs. In addition to cost benefit and other analyses of the organization, there are some documents related to then active projects (Skytower Apartments in Washington, DC; Mall View Apartments in Frederick and Leafy House Apartments in Silver Spring, Maryland; Winchester Gardens in Winchester, Virginia; and others not specified by name).

1971-1972
Box: 10 Folder : 20 City Planning Commission

Scope and Contents

Includes a few documents related to Zuccotti's term on the Commission: a letter supporting Zuccotti's vote in favor of low rent housing in Battery Park City; Report of Investigation Concerning Forest Hills Low-Income Housing Project by Mario Cuomo; reprint of Roger Starr's "The Lesson of Forest Hills"; the report of Citizens Housing & Planning Council's Committee on City-Aided Mitchell-Lama Housing; pages 2-49 of a task force report concerning housing; and a letter from Two Trees describing their proposal to co-op Park Terrace Gardens (1973).

1972-1973
Box: 10 Folder : 21 "The Group"

Scope and Contents

Includes documents related to "The Group" comprised of various individuals, including Zuccotti and S.F. Boden of the Association for Middle Income Housing, that formed to consider solutions to housing problems in New York City.

1973
Box: 11 Folder : 1-4 Fiscal Crisis Chronology (4 folders)

Scope and Contents

Includes a "Chronology of Important Disclosures Concerning City of N.Y.'s Fiscal Conditions," 1974-75, with copies of press releases and other related documents; chronologies covering 1974-1981 concerning various aspects of the crisis, prepared by Program Planners, Inc.; and various clippings.

1974-1981
Box: 11 Folder : 5 "Reports of the Department of City Planning and Letters of Response"

Scope and Contents

Includes the content of a binder: covers (only) of various city reports and copies of letters from individuals or organizations expressing appreciation of the report.

1976-1977
Box: 11 Folder : 6-9 Economic Development Corporation (4 folders)

Scope and Contents

Includes a position description for Deputy Mayor for Economic Development; copies of memos from Deputy Mayor Osborn Elliott to Mayor Beame concerning economic recovery; a draft prospectus and a proposal for an Economic Development Corporation, and various recovery concepts; the report Economic Recovery: New York City's Program for 1977-1981; an economic recovery progress report as of October 1977; a draft analysis of the PBA's annuity deferral; a copy of the  Neighborhood Strategy Areas: A Guidebook for Local Government; and some of Zuccotti's speeches and testimony from 1973-1975.

1973-1977
Box: 11 Folder : 10 Economic Recovery Related Memos

Scope and Contents

Includes a fact sheet prepared for Zuccotti on New York's tax abatement and building incentive programs; a memo prepared for Mayor Beame on the President's National Energy Plan; and memos on the city's economic development legislative package.

1977
Box: 11 Folder : 11 Planning Reports

Scope and Contents

Includes three reports: Cooperative Community Planning (June 1977) and  A New Zoning for New York City (July 1977), both issued by the City Planning Commission, and  A New Partnership to Conserve America's Communities: A Status Report on the President's Urban Policy" (June 1978), issued by the White House.

1977-1978
Box: 11 Folder : 12 Eve's Rights: A Guide to the Rights of Women in New York State

Scope and Contents

Booklet prepared by Eve Cary for the New York Civil Liberties Union

1977
Box: 11 Folder : 13 South Bronx Redevelopment

Scope and Contents

Includes an unattributed preliminary draft of "Proposal for the South Bronx" (11 April 1978) and a memo "analyzing comparative performance capacities of alternative implementation systems proposed for the South Bronx" issued by the South Bronx Development Office (August 1980).

1978, 1980
Box: 11 Folder : 14-15 West Side Highway Project: Final Environmental Impact Statement and  Section 6 of the Final Environmental Impact Statement: Comments and Responses on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (2 folders)
circa 1978
Box: 11 Folder : 16 "125th Street Shopping Mall Complex: Application for Block Grant Funding"

Scope and Contents

Includes portions of Volume II submitted by the Harlem Urban Development Corporation; these include the report "Commercial Development Impact on 125th Street, Harlem, New York" (1977) prepared by Jerome Michael & Associates; site appraisals; and "Harlem Two Year Development Plan: Summary" (1977).

1977, 1979
Box: 11 Folder : 17-18 Economic Development Reports (2 folders)

Scope and Contents

Includes Agenda for Economic Development issued by Mayor Beame's Policy Committee (1975); the proceedings of the institute sponsored by the New York City Council on Economic Education (25 April 1979), inscribed by participant Albert Alexander to Robert F. Wagner, Jr.;  Regional and Economic Development Strategies for the 1980s (May 1979), issued by the Port Authority of NY & NJ's Committee on the Future; and  Report on Economic Conditions in New York City"] (15 September 1979).

1975-1979
Box: 11 Folder : 19-20 Economic Development Advisory Council (2 folders)

Scope and Contents

Includes documents related to Zuccotti's participation on Governor Hugh Carey's Advisory Committee (1980): copy of the final report submitted to Carey over Felix Rohatyn's signature on behalf of the Committee, the Regional Plan Association's favorable response and a related 1980 paper "Manhattan's Future" from the RPA, minutes of the Committee's meeting of 9 April 1980 and Rohatyn's summary and action points from the meeting, and three reports (1976) from the Business/Labor Working Group headed by David Rockefeller of Chase Manhattan Bank and Harry Van Arsdale of the Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO.

1976-1980
Box: 11 Folder : 21 "Midtown Development Project" Report

Scope and Contents

Includes the draft report (June 1980) issued by the Department of City Planning, and the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects' comments on it (10 March 1981).

1980-1981
Box: 11 Folder : 22 The Future of the World Trade Center

Scope and Contents

Includes the report to Governor Hugh L. Carey of the World Trade Task Force, formed by Carey and chaired by Zuccotti.

1981 April
Box: 11 Folder : 23 New York City Procedural Guides

Scope and Contents

Includes three booklets: New York City Tax Guide (1982), issued by the Department of Finance;  Rules of Procedure (1983), issued by the Board of Standards and Appeals; and  Zoning Handbook: A Guide to New York City's Zoning Resolution (1990).

1982-1983, 1990
Box: 12 Folder : 1 City Planning for Buildings

Scope and Contents

Includes two publications: Lofts: Balancing the Equities (June 1983), issued by the City Planning Commission, and  The Report of the Mayor's [Koch] Blue Ribbon Panel on Building Plan Examination and Review (1985?).

1983-1985?
Box: 12 Folder : 2 Theater District Program

Scope and Contents

Includes two copies of the proposed project description prepared for the Shubert, Nederlander and Jujamcyn Organizations by Cooper, Eckstut Associates.

1983
Box: 12 Folder : 3 Diaries of Mario M. Cuomo: The Campaign for Governor

Scope and Contents

Includes the booklet published by Random House as a "special limited edition of excerpts for the friends of Governor Cuomo and Random House."

1984
Box: 12 Folder : 4 Speeches by Robert Wood

Scope and Contents

Includes Wood's "Black Leadership Styles: What's Best for the Eighties?" (1984), "The Great Society in 1984: Relic or Reality?" (1984), "A Profession [Human Services] in Double Jeopardy" (1985), "Lifting the Siege" (1985), "Mayor Richard Lee [of New Haven, Conn.]: A National Vantage" (1986), "Present Before the Creation [of the Great Society and HUD]: Lessons from the Paleozoic Age of Urban Affairs" (1990), an informal recollection by Wood on "How History Should Remember President Johnson" (1994), and Philip Brownstein's recollections of how HUD's Austin Oaks housing project came to be (1994). Zuccotti is mentioned in the last item, which was forwarded to him by Wood for comment.

1984-1986, 1990, 1994
Box: 12 Folder : 5 Labor/Management Relations (Folder 1 of 6)

Scope and Contents

Includes the Reports to the Legislature for NYS-OER/CSEA's Joint Labor-Management Committee on Work Environment and Productivity, NYS-OER/Council 82 AFSCME's Joint Labor-Management Committee on Quality of Work Life, and NYS-OER/PDQ's Joint Labor-Management Committee on Professional Development and Quality of Working Life (1982); the New York State Committee on the Work Environment and Productivity Progress Report for 1979-1982; program and relalted documents for the First Annual Conference on New York City Public Transit (12 December 1982); and clippings and other documents related to labor relations and programs.

1981-1982
Box: 12 Folder : 6 Labor/Management Relations (Folder 2 of 6)

Scope and Contents

Includes the agreement between the New York City Transit Authority and Subway-Surface Supervisors Association (August 1982) and "An Outline of Procedure Under Arbitration Law in New York" (1984).

1982, 1984
Box: 12 Folder : 7 Labor/Management Relations (Folder 3 of 6)

Scope and Contents

Includes Zuccotti's remarks and documents related to the Subway-Surface Supervisors Association Stewards Seminar of 1983 and 1985.

1983, 1985
Box: 12 Folder : 8 Labor/Management Relations (Folder 4 of 6)

Scope and Contents

Includes various arbitrated matters between transit authorities and the Transport Workers Union Local 100. Also includes the handbook of "Policy Instruction: Drugs and Controlled Substances" for the transit authorities.

1989-1989
Box: 12 Folder : 9 Labor/Management Relations (Folder 5 of 6)

Scope and Contents

Includes the "Agreement between New York City Transit Authority, Manhattan and Bronx Surface Transit Operating Authority, and Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO, Transport Workers Union of America, Local 100, AFL-CIO."

1985 April 1
Box: 12 Folder : 10 Labor/Management Relations (Folder 6 of 6)

Scope and Contents

Includes the "Agreement between New York City Transit Authority, Manhattan and Bronx Surface Transit Operating Authority, and Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO, Transport Workers Union of America, Local 100, AFL-CIO."

1988 April 1
Box: 12 Folder : 11 "Monthly Report on Key New York City Economic Indicators"

Scope and Contents

Includes the report with narrative and statistics prepared by Program Planners, Inc., with a memo summarizing the report for Zuccotti.

1986 November
Box: 12 Folder : 12 "Real Estate Investment Proposal: Crescent Beach at Arverne"

Scope and Contents

Includes the informational brochure provided to potential investors by Starrett Housing Corporation.

1986 January
Box: 12 Folder : 13 "Agreement of Lease among New York State Urban Development Corporation and Roosevelt Island Associates and Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation" for Northtown Phase II
1986 August 4
Box: 12 Folder : 14 Memorandum to John Zuccotti re: Bond Hotel

Scope and Contents

Concerns a legal analysis of whether, in a particular circumstance, an occupied single room occupancy (SRO) dwelling could be demolished.

1986 July 31
Box: 12 Folder : 15 Citizens Commission on AIDS

Scope and Contents

Zuccotti co-chaired the Commission. Includes the agenda for the Commission's first meeting (22 September 1987); draft workplace principles (1988); the final report AIDS: Is There a Will to Meet the Challenge? (February 1991); a later publication,  Orphans of the HIV Epidemic: Unmet Needs in Six U.S. Cities, co-authored by the Commission's former Executive Director, Carol Levine; and some reference material.

1987-1994
Box: 12 Folder : 16 Toward a Comprehensive Policy on Homelessness

Scope and Contents

This is the report to Mayor Edward I. Koch of his Advisory Task Force on the Homeless, of which Zuccotti was a member.

1987 February 24
Box: 13 Folder : 1 Merger with Brown & Wood

Scope and Contents

Includes letters of congratulations and clippings concerning Tufo & Zuccotti's merger with Brown, Wood, Ivey, Mitchell & Petty to form the firm Brown & Wood. Also includes a publicity brochure for Brown & Wood from the late 1980s, with Zuccotti pictured.

1986-1987?
Box: 13 Folder : 2 New York Ascendant: The Report of the Commission on the Year 2000
1987 June
Box: 13 Folder : 3 Midtown Development Review

Scope and Contents

Report issued by the Department of City Planning.

1987 July
Box: 13 Folder : 4-6 Regional Mobility Conference (3 folders)

Scope and Contents

Zuccotti led the workshop "Implementing Mobility Improvements" at this conference organized by the Bi-State Transportation Forum (13 December 1988). Includes program, outline for Zuccotti's workshop, pre-conference papers and other preparatory material (1988) and the post-conference Summary and a follow-on report "Regional Transportation: Current Conditions and Future Prospects: An Interagency Assessment" (1989). The file also holds the report Regional Recovery: The Business of the Eighties (1979), issued by the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey's Committee on the Future.

1979, 1988-1989
Box: 13 Folder : 7 The Role of Amenities in the Land Use Process

Scope and Contents

Includes the report by a special committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and the related press release.

1988
Box: 13 Folder : 8 New York City: The Challenge Ahead. 50th Anniversary of the City Planning Commission, Conference Proceedings
1988 November 29
Box: 13 Folder : 9-12 Olympia & York (4 folders)

Scope and Contents

Includes documents from 1988-1989 when O & Y was a client of Zuccotti's while he was at Brown & Wood, and from 1990 forward when he led O & Y. The documents principally concern tax assessment decreases on O & Y's properties and the resulting press coverage of the matter (1988) and O & Y's financial difficulties in the early 1990s. Most of the latter are press clippings. Other documents include a briefing note for Zuccotti prior to his meeting with Mayor David Dinkins in July 1991; a photograph of Dinkins, Zuccotti and others, signed by Dinkins, at an O & Y project unveiling (January 1990); a photograph of Zuccotti with Paul Reichmann; a draft of a resignation letter from O & Y for Zuccotti, not used (1992); a copy of Reichmann's formal resignation from O & Y (1993); and marketing material for outsourced administrative services from Automated Property Administration (1996).

1987-1996
Box: 13 Folder : 13 Managerial Review Commission

Scope and Contents

Includes two versions of the Commission's report to Mayor Dinkins (July/September 1991 and December 1991); an "Interim Report on New York City's Economy, Office Space Market and Fiscal Conditions" (8 March 1991), prepared by Program Planners, Inc.; and various documents found within the Program Planners publication, including an agenda for the Commission's 10 April 1991 meeting, notes on New York's continuing fiscal problem, property tax analysis by the Real Estate Board of New York, and other documents.

1991
Box: 13 Folder : 15-16 New York City Commission on the Homeless (2 folders)

Scope and Contents

Zuccotti was a member of the Commission, chaired by Andrew M. Cuomo. Includes two documents: transcript of the Commission's public hearing held on 14 January 1992 and the final report The Way Home: A New Direction in Social Policy (February 1992).

1992
Box: 13 Folder : 17 Shaping the City's Future

Scope and Contents

New York City's planning and zoning report, issued by the Planning Commission, for public discussion.

1993
Box: 13 Folder : 18 Lower Manhattan Plans

Scope and Contents

Includes copies of the booklet Plan for Lower Manhattan issued by the Department of City Planning (1993) and a presentation "A Plan for the Revitalization of Lower Manhattan" prepared by the Lower Manhattan Task Force (15 December 1994).

1993-1994
Box: 13 Folder : 19-20 Alliance for Downtown New York (2 folders)

Scope and Contents

Includes two reports to the Alliance: one prepared by Hamilton, Rabinovitz & Alschuler concerning the residential market, and one prepared by Penn + Schoen Associates on a survey of public opinion.

1995-1996
Box: 13 Folder : 21 Real Property Tax Fact Book

Scope and Contents

First edition of publication by The Real Estate Board of New York.

1996
Box: 13 Folder : 22 "Abraham D. Beame: A New York Story"

Scope and Contents

2001 La Guardia and Wagner Archives Calendar. Includes biographical notes and images from Beame's life. Zuccotti appears in one image, at June.

2001
Box: 14 Folder : 1 Weil, Gotshal & Manges Newsletters

Scope and Contents

Includes two newsletters: "Bankruptcy Bulletin," Vol. 3, No. 12 (December 1996) and "Business & Securities Litigator," Vol. 8, No. 1 (January 1997), which focuses on fiduciary duties of directors of financially troubled corporations.

1996-1997
Box: 14 Folder : 2 "Blue Ribbon Committee on Improving the Effectiveness of Corporate Audit Committees. Opening Remarks of Ira M. Millstein"
1999 February 8
Box: 14 Folder : 3 New York City Charter Revision Commission

Scope and Contents

Includes the preliminary recommendations for charter revision from the staff to the Commission for both 27 July 1999 and 27 July 2001.

1999, 2001
Box: 14 Folder : 4 Columbia University

Scope and Contents

Includes background material for the Executive Committee meeting of 7 April 2003, including a schematic of Manhattanville showing Columbia's then-current and anticipated ownership, and architectural plans by Polshek Partnershipo showing the relation of Columbia's southeast site to the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.

2002-2003
Box: 14 Folder : 5 Lower Manhattan Transportation

Scope and Contents

Includes Lower Manhattan Transportation Strategies, co-published by the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, Port Authority, and others. Also includes the Real Estate Board of New York's paper "Zoning and Manufacturing: A Balanced Approach to New York City's Growth"; a flier protesting a proposed West Street Tunnel; a letter from Community Board No. 1 concerning a proposed bridge along Vesey Street; a fact sheet concerning a feasibility study for the extension of Route 9A bypass tunnel to Albany Street; documents concerning using Liberty Bonds for downtown projects.

2003
Box: 14 Folder : 6 Lower Manhattan Development Corporation: Progress Report, 2001-2004
2005?
Box: 14 Folder : 7 Balanced Housing for a Smart Region: Policies for Addressing the Housing Problems of the New York Metropolitan Region

Scope and Contents

Includes the report published by Citizens Housing & Planning Council and the Regional Plan Association, the related press release, and notes on high impact strategies for housing for working families from American Property Financing/Wachovia Bank.

2006
Box: 14 Folder : 8 Growth or Gridlock? The Economic Case for Traffic Relief and Transit Improvement for a Greater New York

Scope and Contents

Report published by the Partnership for New York City.

2006 December
Box: 14 Folder : 9 "Plan NYC." Brochure from the Mayor's [Michael R. Bloomberg] Sustainability Advisory Board
2006?
Box: 14 Folder : 10 "Economic Development Policy Advisory Committee Report to Governor-elect Spitzer and Lt. Governor-elect Paterson"

Scope and Contents

Co-chaired by Dan Carp, Ken Chenault, and Felix Rohatyn; Zuccotti was a member.

2006 December 15
Box: 14 Folder : 11 Manhattan West Side Development

Scope and Contents

Includes a Brookfield Properties presentation "Eastern and Western Rail Yards" (2007 March 8) and an unattributed and undated presentation "Recent/Current Development: Gansevoort Market and Far West Chelsea." (These were found inside the PlanNYC brochure above.)

2007
Box: 14 Folder : 12 World Trade Center Memorial Foundation

Scope and Contents

Primarily includes documents concerning a fundraising breakfast for the Foundation at Gracie Mansion attended by representatives of the construction/real estate sector. Also includes Zuccotti's talking points for the Foundation's Board meeting of 25 January 2007.

2007
Box: 14 Folder : 13 Economic Challenges

Scope and Contents

Includes Reviving the City of Aspiration: A Study of the Challenges Facing New York City's Middle Class, published by the Center for an Urban Future, and the results of a survey of attendees at a Pension Real Estate Association (PREA) conference.

2009
Box: 14 Folder : 14 Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

Scope and Contents

Includes Deborah Pope's presentation to the Foundation board on 14 September 2010 about Shangri-La (Hawaii) and the catalogue Extraordinary Vision: Doris Duke and the Newport [Rhode Island] Restoration Foundation.

2010-2011
Box: 15 Folder : 1 PATH Extension to Newark Liberty Airport

Scope and Contents

Includes documents, including kick-off meeting presentation and preliminary findings, related to the Alliance for Downtown New York's engagement of the Regional Plan Association to perform a study for a one-seat ride from the World Trade Center to Newark Airport in New Jersey (2011). The folder also holds the 1975 report of the Mayor's {Beame) Policy Committee, Transportation: Policy and Programs.

1975, 2011
Box: 15 Folder : 2 How New York City Won the Olympics

Scope and Contents

Includes the report published by NYU's Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management, with a transmittal letter to Zuccotti, and publicity items for the report.

2011
Box: 15 Folder : 3 Jim Gill's Book Party

Scope and Contents

Hosted by Zuccotti on 9 November 2011. Also includes Gill's remarks on receiving Fordham's Lifetime Achievement Award (2009).

2009, 2011
Box: 15 Folder : 4 Program for the Dedication of "The Kneeling Fireman" Memorial in Front of the Midtown Emigrant Bank Building
2011 September 22
Box: 15 Folder : 5 Zuccotti Park. Re-Opening

Scope and Contents

Includes press coverage of the re-opening of One Liberty Plaza and its renaming as Zuccotti Park.

2006
Box: 15 Folder : 6-7 Zuccotti Park. Occupy Wall Street (2 folders)

Scope and Contents

Includes Brookfield emails, press coverage, complaints, and other documents related to the protests/occupation on the plaza.

Related Materials at N-YHS

Occupy Wall Street
2011
Box: 15 Folder : 8-9 The Trust for Governors Island (2 folders)

Scope and Contents

Includes various publicity material and proposals concerning the island in relation to interesting Zuccotti as a member of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

2013
Box: 15 Folder : 10 Regional Plan Association/Madison Square Garden

Scope and Contents

Includes the RPA's letter to the City Planning Commission opposing Madison Square Garden's request for an infinite special zoning permit to operate its arena above Pennsylvania Station, Zuccotti's email in disagreement with the RPA's position, Paul Selver's testimony on behalf of the Garden, and other documents.

2013

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