Tag Archives: Robert Moses

Running Brooklyn: winter solstice at Prospect Park’s new LeFrak Center

On Saturday, I took a run around Prospect Park’s new LeFrak Center skating rink and Lakeside – its second day of operation. Continue reading

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Driving in NYC: giving me a new perspective

It often helps to look at a process with fresh eyes. Here’s how driving around the city might make me a safer pedestrian and cyclist. Continue reading

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Radical Infrastructure Schemes: The Brooklyn-Battery Bridge

Robert Moses hated tunnels – they weren’t visible reminders of his legacy. So when the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel was proposed, he had a different idea. Continue reading

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Running Brooklyn: Green-Wood Cemetery, Sunset Park, Industry City

Come on, Keith, I hear you say. Why won’t you just visit Prospect Heights? When I have to go far afield, to a place like Spring Creek or Bath Beach, it’s a big affair. I set aside time. I scout. I map a route, … Continue reading

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FAQ: the history of Red Hook

Frequently-asked questions – and some detailed answers – on the history of Red Hook. Continue reading

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City Line: a neighborhood boxed in

“The highway is planned essentially as a business road. It would provide for quick transportation of Long Island farm products into the heart of the city.” – Automobile Club of America on the proposed Conduit Highway, 1921 It would also … Continue reading

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Brighton Beach: Old World mentality, New World reality

As early as 1881, Brighton Beach was known for its Jewish presence. Its history goes much deeper, though. Continue reading

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