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Robert Moses

Robert Moses appears in the following:

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: ...

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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 ...

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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. ...

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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 ...

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Robert Moses on Slum Clearance

Thursday, April 17, 1958

"You can't fight a depression with cream puffs."  

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Robert Moses speaks at the New York Zoological Society Annual Meeting

Friday, January 18, 1957

At the 1957 annual meeting of the New York Zoological Society at the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria, Robert Moses, Commissioner of Parks, speaks in support of plans to build a new aquarium at Coney Island.

President Fairfield Osborn introduces Robert Moses and makes a few ...

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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

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Re-dedication Ceremony of New York City Hall

Thursday, July 12, 1956

At the re-dedication ceremony of City Hall, announcer Tommy Cowan describes the restoration as well as the history of the building and surrounding areas.

"The interior of City Hall has been done over as well as the exterior and commissioner Frederick H. Zurmuhlen, of the department of ...

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Harlem Retail Market Dedication

Wednesday, September 07, 1955

At the Harlem Retail Market Dedication, Commissioner of the Department of Markets, Anthony Masciarelli, introduces several public officials who say a few words in support of the project and urban renewal in general. The Harlem Retail Market replaced an open air market frequented by pushcart vendors.

Borough ...

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Address to the St. Lawrence Valley Association

Thursday, December 16, 1954

In a a prepared statement, Robert Moses describes his Power Authority's plans for the St. Lawrence Valley area. He discusses the funding of the projects, the authority's relationship with ALCOA, the area's most predominant employer, seeking out other potential clients in the area, plans for the Iroquois Dam, and the ...

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New York Aquarium Cornerstone Laying Ceremonies

Sunday, October 24, 1954

At the cornerstone laying ceremonies for the New York Aquarium at Coney Island, city officials and scientists praise the long awaited project, in planning since the closure of the aquarium at Castle Garden in Battery Park.

Robert Moses, Commissioner of Parks, is the first to speak. He ...

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WNYC 30th Anniversary Special: Robert Moses and Robert Wagner

Thursday, July 08, 1954

In 1954, Mayor Robert F. Wagner gave us a brief history of WNYC.

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Long Island University Commencement Exercises

Monday, June 14, 1954

Robert Moses speaks at the commencement for Long Island University. He speaks in depth of the role of architecture in education, arguing for more traditional design.


Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection


WNYC archives id: 150408
Municipal archives id: LT2836

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Coliseum (New York City) Ground Breaking Ceremonies.)

Sunday, April 25, 1954

Groundbreaking ceremonies for the Coliseum at Columbus Circle in Manhattan. Speakers include Mayor Robert Wagner; Manhattan Borough President Hulan Jack; Robert Moses, Chairman of Triboro Bridge and Tunnel Authority, and Bernard Gimbel, Chairman of the Convention and Visitors Bureau. They discuss the project and the various impediments they had come ...

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New York Building Congress Public Improvement Outlook

Friday, April 02, 1954

Robert Moses spells out his plan for coming year (1954-55) in this meeting of the New York City Building Congress in the Grand Ballroom of the Astor Hotel. The subject is the public improvement outlook.


Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection


WNYC archives id: 150406
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New York's First Public Parking Lot Groundbreaking

Wednesday, June 03, 1953

Groundbreaking ceremony for a parking lot in Flushing Queens, NY.
The speakers include: Queens Borough President James A. Lundy, Chairman of the New York City Housing Authority Philip J. Crews, "Commissioner of Everything," Robert Moses, Traffic Commissioner T. T. Wiley, and Department of Public Works Commissioner Frederick H. Zurmuhlen. ...

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Robert Moses : The Rebuilding of New York

Thursday, March 19, 1953

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

Address by Robert Moses, Commissioner of Parks. He is speaking to members of Local 3 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

Discusses improvements needed in the city, ...

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Elizabeth Vining, Bennett Cerf, and Robert Moses

Thursday, November 27, 1952

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

WNYC announcer introduces the program to the radio audience.

Van Doren introduces Vining, who talks about her book, "Windows for a Crown Prince," about working with the future ...

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