Congressman Charles Rangel discusses Lindsay’s lack of success as a Presidential candidate.
“He changed the whole look of New York” all right–for the worse. Charlie Rangel should give it up already. If he remembers Lindsay fondly he must be going into his dotage! I like what Vincent J. Cannato wrote in “The Ungovernable City” about Lindsay’s senatorial campaign in 1980 when he lost the Silk Stocking district that spawned him–“He was no longer the East Side’s charity of the month.” A horrible time was had by most in New York from 1/1/66 to 12/31/73. Those were bad years for New York City even as America was in its salad days economically.