Robert Moses

Robert Moses appears in the following:

Jinx Falkenberg Hosts the World's Fair Preview Day

Saturday, April 22, 1961

This recording of the World's Fair Preview Day, hosted by mistress of ceremonies Jinx Falkenburg, gives a progress update on plans for the fair.

Falkenburg describes the centerpiece of the fair: "That's the site of the symbol of the next world's fair, which will open three years ...


Bronx Board of Trade Banquet Award Ceremony

Thursday, April 20, 1961

At the Bronx Board of Trade Banquet and Awards Ceremony Dr. Irving S. Cooper of St. Barnabus Hospital receives a citation for medicine; George Farkas of the Alexander's Department Store chain receives an award for commerce; Laurence McGinley of Fordham University receives an award for his work in education; and ...


Robert Moses on Architectural Plans for the 1964 New York World's Fair

Thursday, March 23, 1961

In a talk delivered at Brandeis University, Robert Moses discusses the architectural plans for the 1964 World's Fair, or rather, the lack of a plan. "The Fair administration belongs to no architectural clique, subscribes to no aesthetic creed, favors no period or school, and worships at no artistic shrine."


Niagara Falls Power Project Opening Ceremonies

Friday, February 10, 1961

The power of Niagara Falls comes to life.


Fordham University, N.Y.C. Alumni Dinner

Thursday, February 02, 1961

Celebration of 50th anniversary of Cardinal Spellman's graduation. Speakers: Emile Cardinal Leqer, Archbishop of Montreal; Malcolm Wilson, Lt. Gov. of N.Y; Francis Cardinal Spellman, Archbishop of New York; Robert Moses, President of Worlds Fair Corp; and Laurence McGinley, President and Rector of Fordham University.

Spellman's speech centers ...


Robert Moses on "Policing the Waterways"

Friday, January 13, 1961

Robert Moses delivers an address on water safety entitled "Policing the Waterways" at a meeting of the National Association of Engine and Boat Manufacturers at the Hotel Astor.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 150449
Municipal archives id: LT9164


Commissioner Moses answers questions on the proposed New York World's Fair

Monday, August 15, 1960

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

Robert Moses speaks about the proposed 1964 World's Fair.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 74342
Municipal archives id: LT9021


J. Anthony Panuch Speaks to Prospective Exhibitors for the 1964 New York World's Fair

Thursday, August 04, 1960

Robert Moses, President of the organizing corporation for the 1964 World's Fair, begins this meeting for potential exhibitors. He makes a few announcements about the shortage of space for industrial exhibits, planning for the park in Flushing Meadows, the Van Wyck Expressway expansion and other civic improvements that will be ...


BQE Naval Yard Viaduct

Tuesday, January 05, 1960

Opening ceremonies surrounding the Navy Yard Viaduct section of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway, the last Brooklyn section of that highway. Speakers include State Superintendent of Public Works John Burch McMarron, Brooklyn Borough President John Cashmore, commissioner Robert Moses and Mayor Robert F. Wagner.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives ...


Robert Moses address to the New York City Building Conference luncheon

Tuesday, November 10, 1959

Moses' colorful speech focuses on his criticisms of the critics of his public works.


Shakespeare In Central Park

Monday, May 11, 1959

Statement about Robert F. Wagner's talk with Park Commissioner Moses on "Shakespeare in the Park."

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 150439
Municipal archives id: LT8468


Opening of Bruckner Expressway

Tuesday, November 18, 1958

Speakers: Commissioner Moses State Supt. of Public Works John W. Johnson. Mayor Wagner. Governor Harriman.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 150437
Municipal archives id: LT8072


Dedication of A Section of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway

Tuesday, September 30, 1958

Robert Moses emcees the dedication of the section of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway (BQE) stretching from Grand Street to Park Avenue in Brooklyn. Speakers include John Cashmore, Brooklyn Borough President, and John W. Johnson, the New York State Superintendent of Public Works.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC ...


Long Island Expressway Dedication

Tuesday, September 30, 1958

This broadcast covers the dedication of a section of the Long Island Expressway extending from the Nassau/Queens county line to Willis Avenue. The event is emceed by Robert Moses. Speakers include: New York City Mayor Robert F. Wagner, Nassau County Executive, A. Holly Patterson, and John W. Johnson, State Superintendent ...


Long Island Daily Press Award to Robert Moses

Thursday, September 25, 1958

Distinguished broadcaster H. V. Kaltenborn emcees this event, which finds Robert Moses being conferred the Distinguished Service Award from the Long Island Daily Press. Speakers include Dr. Paul Dawson Eddy of Adelphi College, Suffolk County Coordinator Joseph W. Cermak, Nassau County Executive A. Holly Patterson, New Jersey Governor Robert B. ...


New York New Jersey Recreation Conference at Bear Mountain

Friday, May 09, 1958

In this meeting of the New York - New Jersey Metropolitan Regional Recreation Conference at Bear Mountain National Park, Robert Moses and other authorities in the New York and New Jersey parks systems discuss the future and past of parks and recreation in the New York City area (defined as ...


Robert Moses on Slum Clearance

Thursday, April 17, 1958

You can't fight a depression with cream puffs.


Washington Square Village Dedication

Tuesday, December 10, 1957

Radio and Television star Ben Grauer emcees the dedication of the Washington Square Village Apartments, Robert Moses, Manhattan Borough President Hulan Jack, and New York City Comptroller Lawrence Gerosa speak on the development, while Morton Wolf and Paul Tishman, the developers of the apartment complexes to come, talk about the ...


Central Park Pool

Thursday, October 24, 1957

Commissioner Robert Moses describes two possible plans to build a swimming pool in Central Park: Abandon the reservoir as a source of drinking water and turn into a lake for boating and swimming, instead of piping water from upstate; or cutting off part of the reservoir for swimming, a less ...


Robert Moses on Land Reclamation

Thursday, October 17, 1957

Commissioner Robert Moses explains the land reclamation process in park areas, using sludge and topsoil. Commissioner Moses extolls the Jamaica Track location as particularly suitable for the development of middle-income housing, but expresses frustration at the current owners of the track, whom he describes as "not very communicative or cooperative."