Bronx New Deal - Photo #100 - Orchard Beach

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The beach at Orchard Beach, less than half of it. It curves around Pelham Bay in horseshoe shape, made entirely by WPA labor. Before 1936 there was only a small beach here, now the beach is about a mile from end to end.

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