Vincent R. Impellitteri

Vincent R. Impellitteri appears in the following:

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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Non Stop Flight New York to Puerto Rico

Monday, March 26, 1951

A regular air link to Puerto Rico is established!

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St Lawrence Seaway Hearings

Thursday, March 01, 1951

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Hearings regarding the construction of the Saint Lawrence Seaways. Testimony contradicting many of the given reasons for the construction of the seaway including as a method for shipping iron and as ...

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Swearing-in ceremonies of Civil Defense personnel

Tuesday, February 27, 1951

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Unnamed speaker (Whelan?) introduces Impellitteri, who addresses the volunteers and introduces Secretary Marshall.


Marshall reads the oath for the volunteers, who repeat it.


Labeled as "Plan for Survival" in the ...

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Opening Concert from Town Hall

Monday, February 12, 1951

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Seymour Siegel welcomes the audience to the opening day of the American Music Festival at Town Hall. He notes that WNYC stresses the importance of fine music to the radio listener. ...

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Recruitment ceremony for medical volunteers for Civil Defense medical emergencies

Thursday, February 01, 1951

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Unnamed female speaker: Launching the first of what we hope will be several drives to recruit volunteers for nurses and nurses aides for the medical emergency division.


Grover Whalen: Man power ...

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Mayor's Christmas Party

Tuesday, December 26, 1950

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Party for over 200 of New York's underprivileged children, brought to City Hall by buses for "Christmas merry-making" from 5 area hospitals, one from each borough. Each received a boxed lunch, ...

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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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Bronx River Parkway Opening Ceremonies

Thursday, October 19, 1950

Vincent Impellitteri, James Lyons, Thomas E. Dewey, and Robert Moses open the Bronx River Parkway, the first of three major New York City expressways opening that day throughout New York. Moses stresses the increased difficulties in building such expressways, while Governor Dewey notes the importance of the new expressways for ...

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Columbus Day Dinner from Waldorf Astoria

Wednesday, October 18, 1950

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Manetti begins the evening by discussing scholarships and reading telegrams (from Truman, Dewey, the US ambassador to Italy). Foley gives Pope a Distinguished Service Certificate in honor of his late father, ...

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Skyline Ceremony in Brooklyn : [Brooklyn Heights Promenade Dedication]

Saturday, October 07, 1950

Commissioner Robert Moses talks about the 'incorrect theory' that roads and highways should be built to go around cities.

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American Bankers Association Reception

Sunday, October 01, 1950

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Reception for the American Bankers Association, marks the 75th Anniversary of the association and on the occasion of their annual national conference. Mayor Impellitteri welcomes ABA members to New York with ...

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Interfaith Observation Program

Sunday, September 24, 1950

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Celebration of Interfaith ceremony.

Dr. Channing H Tobias reads from scripture.

Gloria Swanson speaks about the sacrifices made by our forefathers. Speaks of how sometimes ...

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City Hall Reception for Sleeping Car Porters

Wednesday, September 20, 1950

25th anniversary of the International Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters

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Francis Delafield Hospital Dedication

Wednesday, September 20, 1950

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Commissioner of Hospitals Kogal (?) introduces Reverend James A. Pike, who delivers the invocation, then delivers a speech about the severity of cancer. W.E.S. Griswold, Sr., Vice President of the Board ...

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Quotes from Opening of 'Sleeping City'

Wednesday, September 20, 1950

Police commissioner William P. O'Brien and acting mayor Vincent R. Impellitteri at the opening of "Sleeping City", billed as "the first motion picture film made in its entirety in New York City."


Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection


WNYC archives id: 151607
Municipal archives id: LT694

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Brotherhood Week

Monday, February 20, 1950

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Grover Whalen presides. Roger W Strauss, Robert Montgomery, Patrice Munsel, and Mayor Impelliterri address the crowd (mostly school children) about the importance of brotherhood. Police Department perform "I am an American ...

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Town Hall Concert

Tuesday, February 15, 1949

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10th Annual WNYC American Music Festival, February 15, 1949

Performances by Maurice Wilk, Kenneth Spencer, Paul Olefsky, and the New York Woodwind Quintet. Music by Halsey Stevens, William ...

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WNYC Radio Newsreel Test Program

Wednesday, December 29, 1948

WNYC gives the newsreel format a heroic try.

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Eternal Light Ceremonies 1948

Thursday, November 11, 1948

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November 11, 1948 - 30th Anniversary of signing of the Armistice. Lighting of the Eternal light in Madison Square.
Judge Maurice Simmons introduces the acting mayor, Vincent R. Impellitteri. says ...

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