Bronx New Deal - Photo #367 - French Charley's Playground

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Terrace overlooking French Charley's Playground in Bronx Park at 204th Street, east of Webster Avenue, June 2014. The French Charley's Playground web page at the Parks Department says:
In June of 1941, Parks developed this playground and the fields, and the WPA (Works Progress Administration) provided the labor force for the new construction. The WPA was a massive program initiated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as a component of the New Deal. The WPA successfully instituted and administered countless public works, in attempt to pull America out of the depression. Within a year of its creation, the WPA provided paychecks to 3.6 million previously unemployed people in the United States. New York City received more of this funding than any other city in the country.

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