Bronx New Deal - Photo #140 - Astoria Park (Queens)
Astoria Park sign stating that "Major improvements in Astoria Park
were undertaken by Parks Commissioner Robert Moses and The Works Progress
Administration during a hot summer of 1936. The stunning pool complex
opened on July 4 of that year and hosted the swimming and diving trials for
the U.S. Olympic Teams in 1936 and 1964." Click the Enlarge button on top
to read the full text. It's gratifying to see even such an insignificant
acknowledgement of the WPA on NYC park signage!