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Robert Moses

Historic New York City Museum Gets A Massive Makeover

AP | ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 11.02.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — The Queens Museum of Art for decades had to work within the confines of a building that originally was constructed as a ...

New York's Farley Post Office Sets The Stage for MANNA-HATA, An Epic Theatrical Event by Peculiar Works Project

Tim Ranney | Posted 08.11.2013 | New York
Tim Ranney

A time machine exists for a short while in June within the abandoned offices, loading docks, and stairwells of the gigantic James A. Farley Post Office as a plucky theater company transports you back through 400 years of Manhattan history.

Oakland Ballet Reimagines Diaghilev

Carla Escoda | Posted 07.14.2013 | Arts
Carla Escoda

The original was considered exceptionally daring back in 1924, with its allusions to sexual hijinks among the demi-mondaines and its depiction of bisexuality. In 2013, these themes risk putting a hip Bay Area crowd to sleep.

12 Horrible Plans For NYC That Never Happened

Flavorwire | Posted 01.08.2013 | New York

There have been some epically bad plans for New York City over the years, like drying up the rivers, building an underground city, and encasing Midtow...

How America Became an Automobile Nation

Joan Marans Dim | Posted 07.24.2012 | New York
Joan Marans Dim

This Memorial Day weekend, as we take our automobiles out for a costly, gasping, traffic-clogged spin, it's instructive to remember that the road to hell is often paved with good intentions.

Robert Moses and the Second Avenue Subway

Joan Marans Dim | Posted 04.28.2012 | New York
Joan Marans Dim

The world was allegedly created in six days (God rested on the seventh day), so why is it taking New York City so long -- some 90 years, or possibly longer -- to create the Second Avenue Subway?

Obama's Not So New Deal

Tom Silva | Posted 04.28.2012 | Politics
Tom Silva

The truth is that top-down government spending is as old as capitalism and not an invention that starts with Roosevelt and the WPA of the 1930s.

Oliver Stone's New Favorite Megalomaniac

ARTINFO | Posted 12.31.2011 | Arts
ARTINFO

Every robber baron is probably green with envy for the late Robert Moses, a powerful and polarizing force who shaped New York as we now know it, becau...

A Rose for Parks

Henry J. Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Henry J. Stern

It was particularly satisfying for me to learn that Governor Cuomo has appointed Rose H. Harvey (park name "Harvest") as New York State Parks Commissioner.

Angry Trump Can't Finish Jones Beach Oasis

AP | FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

WANTAGH, N.Y. — After promising in typical Trumpian modesty to replace a restaurant at a landmark New York beach with "the finest dining and ban...

Westway Changed Transportation History

Roberta Brandes Gratz | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Roberta Brandes Gratz

Westway was more than a highway; it reflected a national mindset. First proposed in the 1970s, Westway reflected post-war thinking that highways were the most important transportation investment.

Seven Questions You Asked

Henry J. Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Henry J. Stern

Bicameralism gives every citizen two legislators to elect, so if one is a dope or a crook, a voter can go to the other for assistance or information.

Great Houses of New York: The River Club, the Best Address, Part III

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Henry Adams

Except for having no golf course, the River Club at 447 East 52nd Street is as close to a country club as one could find in the middle of New York City.

Tavern on the Green, Landmark Central Park Restaurant, Files For Chapter 11

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Tavern on the Green, the landmark restaurant in New York City's Central Park, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The fi...

Bricks, Mortar, Bloomberg, Moses

Jarrett Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jarrett Murphy

When you add all that's been proposed, planned and built under this administration, it's hard to think of another figure since Moses who has presided over as significant an effort to reshape the physical city as Bloomberg has.

Monday Music Quarterback

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Read More: Guardian, Tori Amos, Conor Oberst, Tyrone Wells, Denison Witmer, Country Joe McDonald, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Comic-Con, Dan Fogler, Henry Goodman, Sling Blade, Jonathan Groff, Rosa Agostino, Eric Rosse, Porno for Pyros, Matt Hires, John Mayer, Arcade Fire, Vienna Film Festival, Eugene Levy, One Tree Hill, Silver Mt. Zion, Martyn Lenoble, Screaming Trees, Sufjan Stevens, Gossip Girl, Queens of the Stone Age, Guy Picciotto, Elvis Costello, Mike Patton, Cowboy Junkies, Jem Cohen, Asthmatic Kitty Records, Battlestar Galactica, Modest Mouse, Rick Rubin, Dmetri Martin, Beth Ditto, Robert Moses, Brace Paine, P-Vine Records, Entertainment Weekly, Ry Cooder, Laurel Canyon, Marc Broussard, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Gossip, Supernatural, Vic Chestnutt, Townes Van Zandt, Emile Hirsch, Elephant Six, Robert Francis, Constellation Records, Farscape, Speed Racer, Michael Stipe, O.a.R., Danny Elfman, Jefferson Airplane, Arlo Guthrie, Elf Power, Myspace, Melanie, Richard Warren, Imelda Staunton, Steve Earle, Grateful Dead, The BQE, Stephen Halker, Jane's Addiction, Smashing Pumpkins, Dave Matthews Band, Widespread Panic, World's Fair, Paolo Nutini, Rosie Thomas, Osso Quartet, Janis Joplin, Ang Lee, Atlantic Records, Hannah Billie, Woodstock, Bill Frisell, The Hives, Mark Lanegan, Chinese Zodiac, Love, Richard Hawley, Empires of Tin, Spunk Records, Danielson Famile, Crosby Stills & Nash, Elliot Tiber, My Brightest Diamond, Npr, Liev Schrieber, Canned Heat, Iron Man II, Rough Trade Records, Howard Bilerman, Jason Pierce, Dennis Herring, The Doors, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Red Ghost, Richie Havens, Itunes, The Band, R.E.M., Taking Woodstock, The Observer, Bruce Springsteen, Clash, Mutemath, Fugazi, Lambchop, Sparklehorse, Spiritualized, Viewmaster, 92ytribecca, Japan, Athens-Georgia, Detroit-Michigan, Louisiana, Tampa-Florida, Seattle-Washington, Montreal-Canada, Canada, New York-New York, Los Angeles-California, Salt Lake City-Utah, United Kingdom, Australia, New Orleans-Louisiana, Oxford-Mississippi, San Francisco-California, Chicago-Illinois, Portland-Oregon, Entertainment News
Mike Ragogna

As you're recovering from the joyful overkill that was this year's Comic-Con, take a few moments to catch-up on a handful of the more interesting new press releases.

O'Malley vs. Moses, a Half-Century Later

Robert E. Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Robert E. Murphy

The words "Brooklyn" and "Dodgers" were so firmly bonded that their separation had not been imaginable, but in 1957 Walter O'Malley managed to separate them.