NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF PARKS PRESS RELEASES, JANUARY-DECEMBER 1936

http://home2.nyc.gov/html/records/pdf/govpub/41891936_press_releases.pdf

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NOTE: The July 23, 1936, Orchard Beach announcement was misfiled in the 1937
archive.  A copy of it has been placed here.

Search Terms relevant to New Deal:

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Works Progress Administration Playground Directors
westerly approach to the triborough bridge (WPA funds for)

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New Deal projects announced in this archive:

27 Mar 1936  Manhattan   106th St east of Fifth Ave
27 Mar 1936  Manhattan   New playground at E.Houston & Elizabeth Sts & Bowery
27 Mar 1936  Richmond    New Rosebank playground at Virginia & Vermont Aves
27 Mar 1936  Brooklyn    New playground at Owl's Head Park
27 Mar 1936  Brooklyn    New playground at Jay and Nassau Streets
27 Mar 1936  Brooklyn    New playground at Smith & Carroll Sts & First Place
27 Mar 1936  Brooklyn    New playground at White, McKibben & Bogart Streets
27 Mar 1936  Brooklyn    New playground at Smith St btw Nelson & Huntington Sts
27 Mar 1936  Brooklyn    New playground at Smith St btw Luqueer & Nelson Sts
27 Mar 1936  Brooklyn    New playground at Remsen Ave, Winthrop-Clarkson Sts
 4 May 1936  Brooklyn    New playground at 47th Avenue at 111th Street
 4 May 1936  Bronx       New drainage system in Van Cortlandt Park Parade Grds
 4 May 1936  Bronx       Three new ball fields, Van Cortlandt Park Parade Grds
 4 May 1936  Bronx       New ball field, Bronx Park S.of Boston Rd, Pelham Pkwy
 4 May 1936  Bronx       New playground on 146th, Grand Councourse & Walton Ave
 4 May 1936  Brooklyn    New playground (ball field) on 8th Ave btw 65th & 66th
 4 May 1936  Brooklyn    New playground on 23rd St between 4th-5th Ave
 4 May 1936  Brooklyn    New playground in Tompkins Park Tomkins & Lafayette Av
 4 May 1936  Brooklyn    New playground in NW corner of Fort Greene Park
 4 May 1936  Manhattan   New playground in Central Park, 68th St & CPW
 4 May 1936  Manhattan   New playground in Central Park, 100th St & 5th Ave
 4 May 1936  Manhattan   New playground in Central Park, 77th St & 5th Ave
 7 May 1936  Richmond    Reconstruction 1st 9 holes at LaTourette Golf Course
 7 May 1936  Richmond    Reconstruction of Silver Lake Golf Course
 7 May 1936  Bronx       Reconstruction of Pelham Bay Golf Course
 7 May 1936  Queens      Reconstruction of Forest Park Golf Course
 7 May 1936  Brooklyn    Reconstruction of Dyker Beach Golf Course
 7 May 1936  Richmond    Nine new holes at LaTourette Golf Course
 7 May 1936  Queens      Opening of Kissena Golf Course
 7 May 1936  Bronx       Opening of Split Rock Golf Course in Pelham Bay Park
 3 Jun 1936  (all)       Summer dances with WPA orchestra
 3 Jun 1936  (all)       WPA orchestra concerts for June