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The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York - Part 4, Chapter 23 In the Saddle Summary & Analysis

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Part 4, Chapter 23 In the Saddle Summary

Moses has very heated discussions with Mayor La Guardia and many times send an aide in his place when his presence is requested. An issue in 1936 that comes up is the Rockaway Ferry. The ferry provides a twenty minute ride across the East River from Astoria to 92nd St, in Manhattan. A ferry ride costs $.05 and $.50 for the Triborough Bridge. A low income project is planned for the waterfront at Astoria. La Guardia sends the police to stop the demolition of the ferry when Moses will not wait the sixty days as he is supposed to. When the Rockaway leaves the dock Moses has it destroyed so the ferry has to dock downtown. La Guardia has it rebuilt over night and in just over a week later, La Guardia has the Sinking Fund Commission transfer...

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