Robert Moses Legacy Map
This post was originally part of #MapMondays – our weekly series that looks at historical and contemporary maps from all over New York City.
Landscape by Moses: A map of the roads, bridges, housing projects parks, and other physical projects in the New York area where Robert Moses played a dominant role.
During his almost half-century in power, Moses constructed 658 playgrounds in NYC alone, 2,600,000 acres of parkland, plus 416 miles of parkways and 13 bridges, and dozens of housing developments. Other projects include the United Nations, Shea Stadium, Lincoln Center, the 1939 and '64 World's Fairs, the New York Coliseum, Jones Beach, NY Aquarium, Central and Prospect Park zoos, and Stuyvesant Town.