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Robert Moses

Robert Moses appears in the following:

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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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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WNYC 30th Anniversary Special : Robert Moses and Robert Wagner

Thursday, July 08, 1954

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

Two speeches presented as part of WNYC's 30th anniversary coverage.

First is a speech (originally recorded 1954-06-28) by Robert Moses, Park Commissioner and Construction Coordinator, in front of ...

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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
Municipal archives ...

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New York's First Public Parking Lot Groundbreaking

Wednesday, June 03, 1953

A parking lot is dedicated 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

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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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Hearings on the Purchase of Rockaway Beach Branch of the Long Island Rail Road

Thursday, September 13, 1951

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Debates over the purchase of the Rockaway Branch of the Long Island Rail Road. Contains fiery arguments and charges. See NYT article "Quill fails to bar offer to LIRR; City aides ...

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Dedication of St. George Ferry Terminal

Monday, June 11, 1951

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Speeches celebrating the new ferry terminal. Focus on transportation in and around Staten Island.


Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection


WNYC archives id: 69546
Municipal archives id: ...

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Unveiling of Statue of San Martin

Friday, May 25, 1951

Speakers: Robert Moses; Vincent Impellitteri,.


Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection


WNYC archives id: 150404
Municipal archives id: LT2207

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Dedication of Battery Park Underpass

Thursday, May 10, 1951

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Celebration of the linking of the Westside Highway with FDR Drive through this underpass through South Ferry.

Past Borough Presidents in attendance are named: Isaacs, Hugo Rogers, Levy, ...

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St. Mary's Recreation Center Dedication Ceremonies

Friday, March 30, 1951

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Speeches in celebration of the opening of St. Mary's Recreation Center in the Bronx.

Bobby White, son of Joe White, the "Silver Mask Tenor," sings the National Anthem. ...

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Long-range civil defense construction

Monday, March 19, 1951

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Commissioner Wallander welcomes Commissioner of the Department of Parks Robert Moses who outlines long range plans for the city's civil defense construction.

Moses discusses needs for capital improvements. ...

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At the mayor's desk

Thursday, November 02, 1950

Vincent R. Impellitteri discusses parking and expressways with master builder Robert Moses. Moses talks about the difficulties providing parking and arterial highways and the necessity for public authorities to oversee and enforce the process. He mentions the introduction of parking meters as a means of funding.
Impellitteri also speaks ...

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