Bloom, Nicholas

Leanne Bloom

Nicholas Dagen Bloom is an associate professor and chairman of interdisciplinary studies at the New York Institute of Technology.  He was born and raised in Baltimore and educated at the University of Wisconsin and Brandeis University.  Besides Public Housing That Worked, he is the author of Suburban Alchemy: 1960s New Towns and the Transformation of the American Dream (2001) and Merchant of Illusion: James Rouse, America’s Salesman of the Businessman’s Utopia (2004), and editor of Adventures Into Mexico: American Tourism Beyond the Border (2006).  Dr. Bloom has been an invited speaker on public housing history at Columbia University, the MIT, the New School University, and the New York City Housing Authority.

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On his book Public Housing That Worked: New York in the Twentieth Century
(Our Cover Feature of May 17, 2009)