The city received a sudden, strong, healthful, forward impetus in the spring of 1787, through large accessions of its population. Every dwelling-house was occupied. Rents went up, doubling in some instances, fresh paint and new shutters and wings transformed old tenements, and carpenters and masons found ready employment in erecting new structures. 436 more words
Sara Georgini has an article about Alfred F. Young's classic The Democratic Republicans of New York: The Origins, 1763-1797 at the Junto. Georgini explains that "state politics deserve serious investigation when reinterpreting the story of national government and party formation." Young' s book fundamentally altered the narrative surrounding political formation in colonial America.