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Robert Moses

December 24, 2019, 11am PST
In a deep dive into the sad state of the nation's busiest transit hub, Marc J. Dunkelman raises a dispiriting question. In their zeal to ward off future Robert Moseses, have progressives crippled government's power to carry out its job?
Politico
October 23, 2019, 10am PDT
A new movie starring Edward Norton, based on the novel of the same name by Lionel Essrog, gives a central role to a Robert Moses doppelgänger, as portrayed by Alec Baldwin.
Slate
February 21, 2019, 9am PST
Last week, Amazon abruptly canceled its decision to invest about $2.5 billion and bring 25,000 high-paying jobs to Queens. A scholar blames their abrupt decision on an arcane state bureaucracy tasked with preventing Robert Moses-like takings.
Politico Magazine
October 8, 2018, 9am PDT
The Brooklyn Heights Promenade will be closed as the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway below it is replaced. A Brownstoner column celebrates the esplanade's 68th birthday on Oct. 7, noting its troubled past and connection to Robert Moses.
Brownstoner
October 31, 2017, 5am PDT
What is it about Robert Moses that makes people break out in song?
Newsday
Feature
May 4, 2017, 12pm PDT
Coinciding with the 101st anniversary of Jane Jacobs's birth, a documentary film showing in select theaters around the country recounts the history between Jane Jacobs and Robert Moses, and the ideas that forced their struggle.
James Brasuell
April 24, 2017, 10am PDT
Two publications likely to find an audience with people sympathetic to the cause of Jane Jacobs reviewed the latest film about her political battles with Robert Moses for the soul of New York.
NPR
January 4, 2017, 12pm PST
Along with commute time reductions, expect significant rent increases resulting in some displacement of current residents around the three new Second Avenue Subway stations, according to a new report.
The New York Times - N.Y. / Region
Feature
December 7, 2016, 7am PST
Sam Hall Kaplan reviews "Eyes on Street: The Life of Jane Jacobs" and offers insight gained from personal experience with the "Saint of City Planning."
Sam Hall Kaplan
November 2, 2016, 7am PDT
Faced with a surging population and a need for big new ideas, Crain's recently tasked 12 design and planning firms to conjure up creative ideas for the city.
Crain's New York Business
September 15, 2016, 11am PDT
A game design competition based on the most famous biography of Robert Moses's life attracted more than 100 submissions from around the world.
DNAInfo
August 23, 2016, 5am PDT
An architect known as the Hip-Hop Architect explains how the planning decisions of the 20th century served as muse and breeding ground for the multi-million-dollar industry of hip hop.
Fader
August 9, 2016, 5am PDT
In the first half of the 20th century, the Olympic games actually had a medal competition for town planning.
Atlas Obscura
May 16, 2016, 12pm PDT
A visit from the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte to see Robert Caro, author of "The Power Broker," provides a refresher on the works of Robert Moses and Caro's writing.
The New York Times
April 30, 2016, 5am PDT
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx sees rebuilding America's ailing infrastructure as an opportunity to "right past wrongs," particularly with 1950s and 1960s-era freeways that bisected communities. NPR and Streetsblog describe the new initiative.
NPR
April 25, 2016, 8am PDT
The so-called Robert Moses Cup invites the gaming- and planning-inclined to design a game capturing the essence of Robert Moses.
Grist
March 23, 2016, 2pm PDT
Local officials in the area of Niagara Falls in New York say the name Robert Moses is a detriment to the local tourism industry—so they're removing his name from a local parkway.
Politico New York
January 27, 2016, 8am PST
The creators of A Marvelous Order—an opera based on the lives of Robert Moses and Jane Jacobs—have released a video providing a first peek at the songs and ideas behind the opera.
A Marvelous Order
January 15, 2016, 1pm PST
The $5.46 billion sale last October for the private 83 acres of Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village barely topped the prior world record set for the same property in 2006 and preserved 5,000 apartments for middle income renters.
The Real Deal
January 11, 2016, 8am PST
An earlier post on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's big capital project proposal this week gave barely a mention of his new plans for the renovation, or rebirth, of Penn Station, America's busiest rail station.
The New York Times