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Re: Andy's Almanac - March 1 (a little late, sorry)

Posted by gbs on Wed Mar 7 19:56:30 2018, in response to Andy's Almanac - March 1 (a little late, sorry), posted by andy on Wed Mar 7 19:21:10 2018.

If I remember my history correctly, the MTA was created in whole or in part to curb Robert Moses's power and allow toll revenues from his empire, the Triboro Bridge and Tunnel Authority, to be used for mass transit. Its creation was made possible by the Rockefeller brothers, Nelson (governor of New York) and David (president of Chase Manhattan Bank).

It's all explained in great and exquisite detail in Robert Caro's masterpiece "The Power Broker".


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