Editor says, what if the "Jamaica Bay" Hurricane catapaulted Mayor Lindsay to national prominence? Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s). This article is part of the Jamaica Bay thread.
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Editor says, in this article we revisit the idea that the Jamaica Bay disaster gave national prominense to New York Mayor John V. Lindsay, an echo of Rudy Giuliani's run for the Presidency after the September 11th attacks.  The speech launched Ronald Reagan's political career and came to be known as "A Time for Choosing". Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.