Business Executive Committee of the New York City Department of Commerce : New York's Business Prospects

Thursday, January 27, 1949

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

Recorded proceedings of a dinner meeting of the Business Executive Committee of the New York City Department of Commerce to discuss the improvement of harbors. Some presentations are not included, as they were "off record."

Unnamed host (Commissioner Stark?) introduces all participants to one another by name, then invites Bill Donahue to the stage; his speech is cut out of the recording almost entirely. The second speaker, Colonel William Wannamaker, is asked to speak next, but the press does not record the presentation because of sensitive information. Manetti is asked to speak next, and his whole presentation is included: rehabilitation and modernization of ports and harbors suffered during the war; a new plan to restart work; appeal for funding.

General table discussion.

Congressman [unnamed] speaks.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 69802
Municipal archives id: LT894


Joseph Manetti


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