Robert C. Weinberg on Times Square

Tuesday, October 17, 1967

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

WNYC Critic-at-large on Planned Congestion for Times Square

"Are there enough theaters in the Times Square area or should there be more? This, basically, is the point at issue at a hearing to be held tomorrow by the City Planning Commission, which will convene at City Hall at 10:00 in the morning. The proposal is to set up a special theater district....…"

Weinberg encouraged listeners to attend the planning meeting the following day at City Hall.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 8307

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Programs ranging from the 1930s to the 1970s covering a variety of cultural and political topics.

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