Bronx New Deal - Photo #203 - Crotona Park

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Crotona Park Play Center On Crotona Park West (Fulton Avenue) and East 173rd Street. Like many other WPA constructions (such as the Orchard Beach bathhouse and the Van Cortlandt Park grandstand) it has become somewhat discolored over the years due to the low quality of the constructions materials; the WPA saw its duty as spending as much of its budget as possible on employing people, which meant spending less on materials.

The New Deal in NYC 1932-1943 | Frank da Cruz | fdc@columbia.edu