Riverside Park New Deal Sites - Photo #148 - The Henry Hudson Parkway

The Henry Hudson Bridge, over which traffic on the Henry Hudson Parkway flows between Manhattan and the Bronx, designed by Aymar Embury II[1][2], Robert Moses' chief architect, paid (like all Moses' design staff) by the New Deal[3]. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.


  1. Federal Writers' Project, The WPA Guide to New York City, Random House (1939), p.352.
  2. Aymar Embury II, Lehman College biography.
  3. Robert Moses and the Modern Park System (1929-1965), New York City Parks Department website, 28 July 2015: ”At the Parks Department headquarters in the Arsenal, an enormous park design and construction team assembled. Architect Aymar Embury II and landscape architect Gilmore D. Clarke were among the 1,800 designers and engineers drawing up plans for the expansion, rehabilitation and modernization of New York's parks. An additional 3,900 construction supervisors oversaw the work of an army of Parks Department relief workers70,000 strong in 1934all paid by the federal government.”
  4. Caro, Robert A., The Power Broker - Robert Moses and the Fall of New York, Vintage Books (1974), pp.526-540.
  5. New Deal Assistance in NYC Parks Department Projects, 1934-43.