Bronx New Deal - Photo #140 - Astoria Park (Queens)

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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!

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