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The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York - Part 3, Chapter 10 The Best Bill Drafter in Albany Summary & Analysis

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Part 3, Chapter 10 The Best Bill Drafter in Albany Summary

Moses spends most of his adult life dreaming about public works projects. Moses finds a clause in the law that allows the government to condemn and appropriate property to be acquired for the development of parks and roads. He finds a state law that allows a government official to appropriate the land with the owner having to apply if he wants compensation.

Moses writes the draft bill for the parks legislation. He writes it in such a way that people have to skip from place to place to find all of the ramifications of a definition or statement. Moses craftily does not mention the land on Long Island that is owned by Brooklyn, thus giving New York City officials the jurisdiction, not Long Island officials. When Moses talks to...

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