Robert Moses

New York's massively powerful urban planner, a man both admired and hated, whose parks, bridges, and mighty roadways, built from the 30s to the 60s, define the shape of New York today, is described in the 'Brooklyn' chapter of Rutherfurd's New York.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
In 1890, nine-year-old Daisy Ashford wrote a novel and never showed it to the world. It was only after her mother’s death some twenty-eight years later, when she was sorting through old papers with her sisters, that she found the manuscript in a drawer. After the manuscript found its way to publishers, the book – The Young Visiters – came out in 1919, (yes, that is how the title was spelled) to great acclaim. After the book went into several editions, Daisy bought a farm with her earnings, commenting, “I like fresh air and royalty cheques”.




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