Civil Service Awards

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Presentation of awards to those civil service employees who have worked for 50 years; formation of "half-century club." John Splain, commissioner of Public Works, hosts.

Impellitteri: employment is based only on ability, merit, and fitness; Catholic, Protestant, Jew, Negro, Italian, and Irish work together without incident. Brooklynites vs. New Yorkers. Brooklyn Bridge. We watched NYC become the greatest city; they built it.

Lyons, Borough President of Bronx: Israel Sachs ended up in the Bronx. The only thing they can make in Brooklyn in a tree (Queens, Manhattan..), and other stranger insults. In the Bronx, we create the loveliest of the lovely, the most beautiful women in the world.

Israel Sachs gives awards to named employees (names are mostly inaudible).

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 69607
Municipal archives id: LT519