Working New Deal - Photo #15 - The New Deal Lives On

Crotona Park, June 2014: Construction site of a new $22,000,000 tennis complex, the 12,600-square-foot Cary Leeds Center for Tennis and Learning. How's that for creating jobs and pumping some money into the real economy? The project includes $13 million in public funds to renovate 20 existing courts, install two five-court bubbles for winter use and build two stadium courts with bleachers for 400 spectators. This project would never have happened if the WPA had not made Crotona Park the center of tennis (not to mention swimming) in the Bronx back in 1934-41. Read more about the new tennis center in this 2012 NY Daily News article. The Grand Opening was held June 15, 2015. I would venture to say that even after construction was finished, there are quite a few new jobs here. [See images]