Staten Island Traffic Report: The Moses Legacy and Beyond

October 24, 2012   6:30 pm   
Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Av. (bet. 103rd & 104th Sts.)
$12; $8 for seniors and students; $6 for members of the Museum of the City of New York
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The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge is one of Robert Moses’s towering achievements, but many of the projects he designed for Staten Island were never realized. Citizen activists successfully organized to halt construction of the Richmond Parkway in order to preserve their “Greenbelt” and safeguard the borough’s natural resources. Join us for this symposium, featuring Kenneth T. Jackson, Jacques Barzun Professor of History at Columbia University, and Robert D. Yaro, President, Regional Plan Association, to explore Moses’s complex legacy on an island where cars rule and planners are still struggling to accommodate the mobility needs of the borough with the city’s fastest growth rate.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition From Farm to City: Staten Island, 1661-2012

Co-sponsored by the Regional Plan Association