Robert Moses

Robert Moses appears in the following:

Robert Moses and Charles Poletti

Wednesday, July 17, 1963

Robert Moses on the upcoming New York World's Fair.


Robert Moses is Guest of Honor at the New York Mirror Welfare Fund Dinner

Monday, October 29, 1962

Robert Moses speaks as the guest of honor at a dinner hosted by the New York Mirror Welfare Fund.

Union leader, Harry Van Arsdale and Publisher of the New York Mirror, Charles B. McCabe serve as co-chairmen. They celebrate Moses' accomplishments and defend him against his critics. ...


Robert Moses Speech "From LaFont to the Motor Age"

Tuesday, September 25, 1962

Robert Moses gives a speech in Arlington, Virginia titled "From LaFont to the Motor Age" on overcoming hurtles in developing city infrastructure. He gives a critique of Washington D.C. as a successfully planned state capitol in terms of its monuments but "seals off the city from its people." He jokes, ...


Lake Welch Beach Opening Ceremony

Friday, June 15, 1962

Laurence Rockefeller acts as host of the opening of Lake Welsh Beach in the Palisades. His brother, Governor Nelson Rockefeller, speaks in tribute to Laurence's long career in service of parks and conservation. Commissioner Robert Moses and conservationist Harold Wilm also speak, Wilm about the the importance of seeing New ...


Halfway on the Fair

Saturday, March 10, 1962

Robert Moses speaks about his administration of the coming World's Fair in 1964. He gives an update on the Fair, his colorful criticisms of his critics, and the philosophy behind the World's Fair.
After his speech he answers questions from attendees.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC ...


Palisades Interstate Park Commission Tribute to George Perkins, Former Commissioner, Bear Mountains.

Saturday, October 21, 1961

Lawrence Rockefeller, Commissioner Robert Moses, and Commissioner Albert R. Jube speak in praise of the recently passed George Perkins, who, like his father before him, served as President of the Palisades Interstate Park Commission.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 150462
Municipal archives id: ...


Robert Moses on Architectual Plans for the 1964 New York World's Fair

Thursday, March 23, 1961

In a talk delivered at Brandeis University, Robert Moses discusses the architectural plans for the 1964 World's Fair, or rather, the lack of a plan, "The fair administration belongs to no architectural clique, subscribes to no aesthetic creed, favors no period or school, and worships at no artistic shrine."


Niagara Falls Power Project Opening Ceremonies

Friday, February 10, 1961

This recording marks the first flow of energy to come from the Robert Moses Niagara Hydroelectric Power Station. After performances from the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, reporter Eddie Joseph describes the event to WNYC listeners before the proceedings get underway.
President Kennedy and ex-Presidents Truman, Eisenhower, and Hoover provide prerecorded ...


Long Island Daily Press Award to Robert Moses

Thursday, September 25, 1958

Distinguished broadcaster H. V. Kaltenborn emcees this event, which finds Robert Moses being conferred the Distinguished Service Award from the Long Island Daily Press. Speakers include: Dr. Paul Dawson Eddy of Adelphi College, Suffolk County Coordinator Joseph W. Cermak, Nassau County Executive A. Holly Patterson, New Jersey Governor Robert B. ...


New York New Jersey Recreation Conference at Bear Mountain

Friday, May 09, 1958

In this meeting of the New York - New Jersey Metropolitan Regional Recreation Conference at Bear Mountain National Park, Robert Moses and other authorities in the New York and New Jersey parks systems discuss the future and past of parks and recreation in the New York City area (defined as ...


Robert Moses on Slum Clearance

Thursday, April 17, 1958

You can't fight a depression with cream puffs.


Washington Square Village Dedication

Tuesday, December 10, 1957

Radio and Television star Ben Grauer emcees the dedication of the Washington Square Village Apartments, Robert Moses, Manhattan Borough President Hulan Jack, and New York City Comptroller Lawrence Gerosa speak on the development, while Morton Wolf and Paul Tishman, the developers of the apartment complexes to come, talk about the ...


[Robert Moses on Central Park pool]

Thursday, October 24, 1957

Commissioner Robert Moses describes two possible plans to build a swimming pool in Central Park: Abandon the reservoir as a source of drinking water and turn into a lake for boating and swimming, instead piping water from upstate; or cutting off part of the reservoir for swimming, a less expensive ...


[Robert Moses on reclamation]

Thursday, October 17, 1957

Commissioner Robert Moses explains the land reclamation process in park areas, using sludge and topsoil. Commissioner Moses extolls the Jamaica Track location as particularly suitable for development of middle-income housing, but expresses frustration at the current owners of the track, whom he describes as "not very communicative or cooperative."

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[Robert Moses on race track]

Thursday, October 10, 1957

Commissioner Robert Moses speaks of building middle income housing at the site of the soon to be abandoned Jamaica Race Track and move people from the "slums" to the new location. He expresses frustration with the owners of the racing track, who, he says, "think they are an independent agency."


Robert Moses on pollution

Thursday, October 03, 1957

NYC Parks Commissioner Robert Moses speaks about water pollution and beaches, possibly "the most important problem" faced by the Parks Department at the time. The Department intends to solve the problem with a new water purification and sewer system; Commissioner Moses finds the idea of warning citizens of unsafe water ...


Opening Day Ceremonies at the New York Aquarium at Coney Island

Wednesday, June 05, 1957

Fairfield Osborn, president of the New York Zoological Society, calls upon Mayor Robert F. Wagner, Brooklyn Borough President John Cashmore, and Commissioner of Parks Robert Moses to speak at the opening the New York Aquarium at Coney Island to the public. The program concludes with a ribbon cutting by a ...


WNYC 65th Anniversary : Robert Moses on Lincoln Square Development

Friday, October 26, 1956

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 11785
Municipal archives id: LT7458