July 21, 1954

Wednesday, July 21, 1954

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

Mayor Wagner answers questions from the press.

Wagner gives a brief update of the city. Department of Marine and Aviation plan to expand harbor facilities. Fire Department investigation of refrigerator inspection and building law enforcement, creation of Bureau of Fire Prevention. Combined Mayor's Reception Committee with the City Department of Commerce. Appointment of Youth Board, headed by Judge Nathaniel Caplan.

Charles G. Bennett of the New York Times
Dr. Vincent Cassel of Il Progresso
Dan Noonan of the Brooklyn Eagle
George Hamilton Combs


Nobody has mentioned him being drafted for the Democratic Party nomination. He has no particular endorsement but believes any candidate nominated by the Democratic Party has a good chance to beat Governor Dewey. Block-by-block slum inspections are continuing and have been successful, describes work being done. Budget responses. Plans for a closer liaison between the Youth Board and the Police Department to give youth that the policemen are their friends. Advisory council has given good suggestions, in the process of assisting next year's financial program. Opposition to the plan to reorganize the Long Island Railroad.

Ends abruptly.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 72259
Municipal archives id: LT2850


Charles G. Bennett, Vincent Cassel, George Hamilton Combs, Dan Noonan and Robert F. Wagner


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About Mayor's Conference

Mayor Robert Wagner answers questions from the NYC press.

Monthly programs (1954-1957) designed to "help you better understand the problems of the city of New York and how the city government is meeting these problems."


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