NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF PARKS PRESS RELEASES, JANUARY-DECEMBER 1942

http://home2.nyc.gov/html/records/pdf/govpub/41971941_press_releases_part2.pdf

Corrected by Frank da Cruz, July 2014.

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Search Terms relevant to New Deal:

work projects [23]
WPA [3]
W.P.A. [1]
Federal Public Roads Administration [1]

Other interesting search terms:

Benny Goodman
Benny Carter
Cab Calloway
Jimmy Dorsey
I.W.W.

26 New Deal Projects in this archive:

 5 Jan 1942  Brooklyn    New playground at Shore Parkway and 17 Avenue [1]
 6 Jan 1942  Queens      Reconstructed park at 79th Street and 68-69 Ave [2]
24 Jan 1942  Manhattan   New playground at York Avenue and 91-92 St [3]
 9 Feb 1942  Queens      Beginning of construction of new park by PS43 [4]
16 Mar 1942  Brooklyn    Reconstruction of Bensonhurst Park
 1 Apr 1942  Brooklyn    New playground in East New York [5]
 5 Apr 1942  Brooklyn    New playground and field house Dyker Beach Park
 8 Apr 1942  Brooklyn    New playground on Third Avenue at 34-35 Street[6]
10 Apr 1942  Brooklyn    Announce widening of Flatbush Ave [7]
21 May 1942  Manhattan   Reconstruction of Oracle House in Carl Schurz Park[8]
25 May 1942  Brooklyn    Reconstructed playground in Gravesend Park
29 May 1942  Manhattan   New diving pool at John Jay Swimming Pool + bleachers
 5 Jun 1942  Brooklyn    New playground at 2nd Ave and 55-56 Street
 5 Jun 1942  Brooklyn    New playground at Shore Parkway and East 12th St [9]
 5 Jun 1942  Brooklyn    New playground at Avenue S and East 16-17 St [10]
10 Jul 1942  Queens      New playground at 45th Avenue and 21st Street [11]
10 Jul 1942  Queens      New playground at Utopia Parkway and 73rd Avenue [12]
10 Jul 1942  Queens      New playground in Far Rockaway Blvd and Mott Ave [13]
25 Jul 1942  Brooklyn    Five new playgrounds at Owl's Head Park
 8 Sep 1942  Brooklyn    New playground at Park Avenue and Floyd Street [13]
16 Sep 1942  Brooklyn    Reconstructed playground Aberdeen St, Bushwick Ave[13]
23 Sep 1942  Queens      New playground at Central Avenue and 70-71 Street [14]
23 Sep 1942  Brooklyn    New playground at PS 35 [15]
16 Oct 1942  Manhattan   New playground at Park Ave and 108-109th Streets [16]
19 Nov 1942  Brooklyn    New playground at Fulton and Truxton Streets [17]
27 Nov 1942  Manhattan   New playground at 104th Street and East River [18]

 [1] Now called Bath Beach Park
 [2] Middle Village Playground
 [3] At the site known as Asphalt Green
 [4] Now parking lot and playground of PS 40, Samuel Huntington School
 [5] Now called Hamilton Metz Field
 [6] No longer exists
 [7] By Federal Public Roads Administration for Floyd Bennet Field
 [8] Gracie Mansion
 [9] Homecrest Playground
[10] Kelly Memorial Park and Playground
[11] John F. Murray Playground
[12] Utopia Playground
[13] Street names have changed - site can't be located
[14] Now called Glendale Playground
[15] Now called Decatur Playground and PS 35 is Stephen Decatur Middle School
[16] PS 108 playgound
[17] Callahan-Kelly Playground
[18] Now called Playground 103 CIII

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