U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Happy Thanksgiving Day!
Happy Thanksgiving Day!
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > New York > New York City
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 02-01-2008, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Newton, Mass.
2,954 posts, read 7,869,130 times
Reputation: 1392

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by apvbguy View Post
sty town was not built as housing for vets, it was built as housing for the lower income working class
Just as ironic when you think about it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 02-01-2008, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Atlantic Highlands NJ/Ponte Vedra FL/NYC
2,689 posts, read 391,989 times
Reputation: 328
Quote:
Originally Posted by holden125 View Post
Just as ironic when you think about it.
things change, people change, attitudes change, everything changes
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-01-2008, 07:57 PM
 
111 posts, read 252,199 times
Reputation: 30
7th correct me if I'm wrong but I think Moses initially used Title IV to demolish not only Edgemere and Arverne south of the Freeway but a good chunk of the Holland section and Seaside as well which is how the Shore and Dayton Towers got built.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-01-2008, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
2,806 posts, read 11,872,077 times
Reputation: 984
From Wikipedia:

Quote:
Due to a housing crisis building since the Depression, Stuyvesant Town was planned as a post-war housing project already in 1942-43, some years before the war's end. Provision was made that the rental applications of veterans would have selection priority.
Peter Cooper Village—Stuyvesant Town - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Quote:
Originally Posted by apvbguy View Post
sty town was not built as housing for vets, it was built as housing for the lower income working class
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-01-2008, 11:30 PM
 
182 posts, read 281,945 times
Reputation: 29
(_)_)====d
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-02-2008, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Bronx, New York
1,766 posts, read 4,131,985 times
Reputation: 481
I gotta read Power Broker again. When I was in Brooklyn, I used to run past the Prospect. And to think that there were houses there. Now coming up the Bronx and seeing that CBE, I mean geez.....!!!!!

Remember, he wanted to build a Cross Brooklyn Expressway from the Verazzano to Bushwick. Brooklyn College and Flatbush Rest In Peace......!!!!!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-25-2008, 07:19 AM
 
3 posts, read 3,383 times
Reputation: 10
I just wondered, does anyone know if Robert Moses had an influence on highway design that got replaced by the Big Dig?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-25-2008, 11:36 AM
 
3,385 posts, read 2,614,556 times
Reputation: 1727
There is one good thing I can say about Moses and I think all reasonable people can agree, that at least Robert Moses got things done and without many of the problems that many projects today suffer from. Other civil works projects put people out of their homes, but they never even get built or built only after going millions (or billions over budget) and years of delay. At least he got the damn thing built.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-25-2008, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
821 posts, read 242,494 times
Reputation: 154
Quote:
Originally Posted by Frank_Carbonni View Post
There is one good thing I can say about Moses and I think all reasonable people can agree, that at least Robert Moses got things done and without many of the problems that many projects today suffer from. Other civil works projects put people out of their homes, but they never even get built or built only after going millions (or billions over budget) and years of delay. At least he got the damn thing built.
Kinda like George Bush. Mission Accomplished no matter what it cost.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-25-2008, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
40,059 posts, read 19,846,042 times
Reputation: 10130
Absolutely! If all you wanted were results, then Moses was your guy. But if you cared about things like, say, people, then maybe he wasn't your guy. All the neighborhoods he destroyed in The Bronx with his Cross-Bronx Expressway still haven't recovered.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:



Over $84,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > New York > New York City

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2014, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top