NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF PARKS PRESS RELEASES, JANUARY-JULY 1934

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New Deal projects announced in this archive:

 8 Feb 1934  Manhattan   Model playground program announced
12 Feb 1934  Brooklyn    Massive cleaning of Coney Island
28 Feb 1934  Manhattan   Playground along Chrystie St, Canal to Houston Sts
28 Feb 1934  Manhattan   Broadway center strip and safety islands
 6 Mar 1934  Manhattan   Barrett Park Zoo
 7 Mar 1934  Manhattan   Central Park Zoo
 8 Mar 1934  Brooklyn    Prospect Park Zoo
14 Mar 1934  (all)       Model concession and police stands for all parks
15 May 1934  Brooklyn    Construction resumes on Dyker Beach golf clubhouse
27 Jul 1934  Manhattan   Playground at West 17th St between 8th-9th Aves
27 Jul 1934  Manhattan   Playground at 85 Roosevelt Street
27 Jul 1934  Manhattan   Playground at 99 Thompson Street
27 Jul 1934  Manhattan   Inwood Hill Playground at Payson and Dyckman Sts
27 Jul 1934  Manhattan   St. Nicholas Ave Playground at 141st St
27 Jul 1934  Manhattan   Central Park Reservoir Recreation building
27 Jul 1934  Manhattan   Corlears Hook Playground at Corlears and Water Sts
27 Jul 1934  Manhattan   Playground at Rivington and Lewis Streets
27 Jul 1934  Brooklyn    Playground at Fourth Avenue and 3rd-4th Streets
27 Jul 1934  Brooklyn    Baseball diamond at Sunrise Hwy and Atlantic Ave
27 Jul 1934  Bronx       Playground at 141st St, Brook and St.Ann's Aves
27 Jul 1934  Queens      Playground at 25th-30th Aves and 84th-85th Sts
27 Jul 1934  Richmond    Playground at Jewett and Castleton Avenues
27 Jul 1934  Richmond    Marine Park (CWA work in progress)

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                            THE CITY OF NEW YORK

                            DEPARTMENT OF PARKS
                                  ARSENAL
                                CENTRAL PARK
                                                                July 27, 1934
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

                         STATEMENT TO THE PRESS AS TO
                         PROGRESS OF WORK AT MARINE
                         AND WOLF'S POND PARKS


          I have received from the Borough President of Richmond a petition,
signed by a number of residents of Richmond, referring to alleged lack of
progress in construction work at Marine and Wolf's Pond Parks.  It is stated
in this petition that because the bul