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The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York - Part 4, Chapter 17 The Mother of Accommodation Summary & Analysis

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Part 4, Chapter 17 The Mother of Accommodation Summary

Moses holds onto his job but he doesn't have the support of the governor. He still has the Northern State Parkway to complete. The residents of Wheatley Hills want the parkway rerouted around their area. Roosevelt agrees with Moses, at first, that the parkway design should stay the way it is planned. Two legislative leaders find out that Moses had accepted money from Kahn to detour the highway around his estate and the detour resulted in a farmer's land being taken. They threaten to make this fact public and they eventually settle the dispute, re-routing the parkway around Wheatley Hills and promising not to build any state park in that area.

Roosevelt gives Moses some difficulties when it comes to signing bills, but he signs most of them. Jones Beach, among other beaches...

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