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Re: Best Article I've Read on Reasons to Reactivate the Rockaway Beach Line

Posted by BrooklynBus on Mon May 7 12:04:16 2012, in response to Re: Best Article I've Read on Reasons to Reactivate the Rockaway Beach Line, posted by WillD on Fri May 4 04:10:47 2012.

In his younger days before 1947, the goal of parks was to provide recreation facilities of which there were none before his reign, only Central and Prospect Parks. In one year he built 300 parks alone. Coud you imagine such an undertaking today.

You can say all the bad things you want about the man, because certainly there is much that can be said, but you can't deny all the good he did. Where would we be today without him. We got very few of his highways in Brooklyn. So it takes me 45 minutes to get from Sheepshead Bay to Park Slope. In that same amount of time because of Moses, with his highways, I can get to Nassau County, Westchester, and New Jersey in the same amount of time. I regularly travel to Astoria. That trip would take over 2 hours if I had to do it on local streets.

And please don't give me the argument that if he didn't build his highways we would have had mass transit lines all over he city and I coud have made my trip that way because that cannot be proven. Everyone would have been fighting for that money, not only mass transit advocates. The truth is we just can't build everything today.

And please explain what were the massive flaws in his Midtown Expressway proposal?


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