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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

New York in the Times of LaGuardia

Fiorello LaGuardia was one of the most influential mayors in New York City history. Along with Robert Moses he revitalized the city with the help of federal funds from FDR's New Deal (wiki). And actually the relationship between New Deal and the urban projects in New York worked both ways: the projects were possible because of federal funding, while they became a pilot for New Deal policies. It was an epoch of radical changes in NY infrastructure, the epoch when public transport was sacrificed for public highways, for better or worse.

This movie deals with this epoch. It is part of an eight episode documentary, dedicated to New York, produced by Thirteen NY and WGBH Boston, and it was aired firstly on PBS.

(New York, New York)



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