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.


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 ...


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 ...


Robert Moses speaks at the New York Zoological Society Annual Meeting

Friday, January 18, 1957

New York’s ‘master builder’ calls for the construction of a new aquarium at Coney Island, demonstrates his command of language and relates a somewhat grim outlook on the future.


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


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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.


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