Robert Moses

Robert Moses appears in the following:

Listen! The 1964 World's Fair in Sound

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The 1964 World's Fair opened 50 years ago this week. In this archive joint, master builder Robert Moses, former Governor Charles Poletti and a cornucopia of others preview attractions...

Comments [3]

A Conflicted Portrait of Robert Moses,'The Builder for Democracy'

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Moses laments the atmosphere of distrust that has arisen around government, the result of "altogether too many newspapers" conducting too many investigations.
Read More


World's Fair site returned to New York City, as a park (Flushing Corona Park)

Saturday, June 03, 1967

Robert Moses and Mario J. Cariello recall highlights of the Fair, particularly the events surrounding their convincing Pope John to include a Vatican pavilion, in this ceremony renaming the World's Fair Grounds as Flushing Corona Park.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 150484


Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens Dedication Ceremonies

Saturday, June 03, 1967

Robert Moses, World's Fair President hosts the dedication of Corona Park in Flushing Meadows at the Singer Bowl Arena. After the conclusion of the 1964 World's Fair, Moses turned the park over, the second largest park in the city's history.

He invites the following speakers to the ...


Press Conference

Monday, January 17, 1966

Poor quality audio.

We interrupt the regular program of Masterwork Hour with a special news conference with Mayor john Lindsay. Swearing in and discussion with Arthur E. Palmer, Jr., Transportation Administrator, chairman.

After the swearing in, Palmer and Lindsay take questions from reporters. Some ...


Battery Park Garage Ground-Breaking Ceremonies

Friday, December 17, 1965

Robert Moses emcees the opening of the first publicly owned parking garage in New York City. Moses, Traffic Commissioner Henry Barnes, Edwin F. Wagner Jr. of the Downtown Lower Manhattan Association and Deputy Mayor John Connorton discuss the role the garage will play in easing New York's traffic problems

Audio ...


Adlai Stevenson Memorial at the Illinois Pavilion, World's Fair

Thursday, August 26, 1965

Robert Moses at the opening of the Adlai Stevenson Memorial at the NY World's Fair


World's Fair, N.Y.C. Metropolitan Area Science Contest Awards breakfast

Sunday, August 22, 1965

New York World's Fair Metropolitan Area Science Contest Awards Breakfast held at The Top of the Fair, Port of New York Authority Heliport.

Dr. William L. Laurance, Science Consultant to the New York World's Fair introduces Robert Moses.

Robert Moses says the fair is ...


Robert Moses Speech before NYS Judicial Conference

Thursday, July 08, 1965

Robert Moses defends the 1964 New York City's World's Fair in this speech in front of the New York State Judicial Conference. He concentrates on the many missing pavilions - organized labor, schools, several nations, and in particular what we calls"the march of law." He also talks about other criticisms ...


National Educational Association Convention, NYC World's Fair.

Saturday, June 26, 1965

This is an awards ceremony during the NEA Day convention at the World's Fair. The program is as follows:
Invocation Marie Meecham, the Deputy Director of the City Teacher's Association
Star Spangled Banner with organ accompaniment
Robert Moses speaks
Dr. Lois Edinger, NEA president, receives a ...


Dedication of the Delacorte Animated Clock, Central Park Zoo

Thursday, June 24, 1965

Speakers: Newhold Morris, Commissioner. of Parks; Robert Moses; Constance Baker Motley, Manhattan Boro President; George T. Delacorte; Cassandra Delacorte

The program opens with the National Anthem by the NYC Sanitation Band. Robert Moses is introduced by Newbold Morris with a long list of his accomplishments. George Delacortes ...


N.Y.C. Dept. of Parks Ft. Hamilton Playground at foot of Verrazano Bridge, Brooklyn

Wednesday, June 23, 1965

Speakers: Robert Moses; Abe Stark; Newbold Morris; Paul Screvane; Laurence S. Rockefeller. A Robert Moses love-fest.

Opens with Robert Moses on the "rules" under which these projects are initiated. Not one agency. Federal government puts up 90% and the state 10%. Playground comes from TriBorough Bridge and ...


Churchill Pavillion

Thursday, April 29, 1965

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Introduction at World's Fair by Robert Moses; Tribute to Winston Churchill
by Mr. Joyce Hall of Hallmark (sponsor of pavilion). The tribute features many of Churchill's paintings. Message from successor of ...


Robert Moses Reminisces of Bill O'Dwyer

Wednesday, December 09, 1964

Robert Moses tells a reports about his experiences with Mayor Bill O'Dwyer. Moses says that he generally liked O'Dwyer. A reporter asks Moses if O'Dwyer is the last of the Irish politicians? Moses says that he doesn't think there is an end to the kind of rags to riches immigrant ...


Verrazano Narrows Bridge Dedication

Saturday, November 21, 1964

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Begins with band playing. Host tries to get the crowd and speakers under control.

Star-Spangled Banner. Cardinal Spellman performs benediction.

Robert Moses, President of the ...


American Horticultural Society

Wednesday, September 30, 1964

Speakers: Robert Moses; Dr. Wyman; Mr. Carew all speak of World's Fair in NYC and the role of horticulture in the fair's success. Program incomplete

Introduction by Dr. Charles Meyer.

Robert Moses points out horticulture's contribution to the World's Fair. How landscaping makes the ...


Hall of Science Dedication

Wednesday, September 09, 1964

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Shorter version of T249, T250, Catalog # 6186.

Dedication of the World's Fair Hall of Science. City Council President Paul Screvane opens the dedication by describing how the ...


Opening of New York World's Fair for 1964

Wednesday, April 22, 1964

President LBJ celebrates the 'genius of man' at the opening of the World's Fair.


La Guardia New Air Terminal Dedication

Thursday, April 16, 1964

Commissioner Sloan Colt introduces Mario J. Cariello, Borough President of Queens, Mayor Robert F. Wagner, and Robert Moses. Robert Moses gives the dedication and tells several humorous anecdotes about Mayor La Guardia. He talks about the 'authority principal', a working partnership of government an business.

Audio courtesy of the ...


Hall of Science Dedication

Wednesday, January 01, 1964

The exact date of this episode is unknown. We've filled in the date above with a placeholder. What we actually have on record is: 1964-uu-uu.

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Longer version of T833, Catalog # ...

Comments [1]