NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF PARKS PRESS RELEASES, JANUARY-DECEMBER 1939

http://home2.nyc.gov/html/records/pdf/govpub/41931939_press_releases.pdf

Corrected by Frank da Cruz, July-August 2014.

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New Deal projects announced in this archive:

All year - WPA bands and orchestras performing at many events.

26 Jan 1939  Manhattan   Boat basin in the Harlem ship canal bordering Inwood
                           Hill and Isham Parks 
26 Jan 1939  Manhattan   Inwood Hill Park itself
26 Jan 1939  Manhattan   Land on Ft.Washington Ave on south edge of Ft.Tryon
                           Park to be developed by WPA 
18 Mar 1939  Brooklyn    New playground on 18th Ave btw 82nd and 83rd Streets
                           (Milestone Park) 
18 Mar 1939  Brooklyn    New playground on 10th Ave btw 42nd-43rd Streets
31 Mar 1939  Manhattan   New playground on Lenox Avenue, 139th-140th Streets
31 Mar 1939  Manhattan   New playground at Harlem Housing, 150th St & 7th Ave
19 Apr 1939  Richmond    Opening of Schmul Park, Wild and Melvin Avenues,
                           Travis 
26 May 1939  Brooklyn    New recreation area in Marine Park
26 May 1939  Brooklyn    Opening of Mount Prospect Park
26 May 1939  Manhattan   New outdoor swimming pool and playground, 23rd
                           Street and Avenue A 
10 Jun 1939  Manhattan   Renovated bath building at 35 W.134th St
10 Jun 1939  Manhattan   Renovated bath building at 232 W.60th St
10 Jun 1939  Manhattan   New outdoor swimming pool in Hudson Park, 7th Ave &
                           Clarkson St 
19 Jun 1939  Queens      New Playground in Flushing Meadow Park by Grand
                           Central Parkway south of Northern Blvd & 114th St 
19 Jun 1939  Queens      New Playground in Flushing Meadow Park by Grand
                           Central Parkway just south of Horace Harding Blvd 
23 Jun 1939  Manhattan   New recreation area on Hudson River, 145-155 Street
23 Jun 1939  Manhattan   New 20-acre recreation area in Inwood Hill Park
                           between river and train tracks north of Dyckman
                           Street 
30 Jun 1939  Queens      Opening of Marconi Memorial Field, 155 St & 108 Ave,
                           South Jamaica 
 4 Aug 1939  Queens      New playground at Braddock Ave and 240 Street,
                           Queens Village 
 4 Aug 1939  Brooklyn    New playground in Lincoln Terrace Park,
                           Carroll-Presidnt / New York Ave. 
 9 Aug 1939  Brooklyn    New playground, Atlantic & 95th Aves, 88th-90th Sts.
14 Aug 1939  Manhattan   New pedestal for Admiral Farragut statue
14 Aug 1939  Manhattan   New Tennis Center on Randall's Island, 23 courts
26 Aug 1939  Bronx       New playground, Bradford, Edison, LaSalle, &
                           Wate