Bronx New Deal - Photo #425 - Devoe Park

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The Devoe Park office at the north end of the park; a work crew is loading equipment into a Parks Department pickup truck. This park, like more than 400 others in New York City, was created not only to provide a pleasant and safe place for recreation and play, but also to create work for people who needed it. Park maintainence is a lot of work and employs a huge number of people in NYC to this day. So in a way, the New Deal Lives on.

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