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The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York - Part 5, Chapter 27 Changing Summary & Analysis

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Part 5, Chapter 27 Changing Summary

It becomes apparent that Moses wants power for powers sake in 1936 with the creation of the New York City Tunnel Authority. When Moses finds that he can't control it, he tries to destroy it. Moses' plan is foiled by La Guardia. Moses has never been interested in building housing for the poor but there is a lot of money available under the Wagner-Steagall Act for that purpose. He begins to build public housing into the parks. Even La Guardia doesn't know what he was doing until Moses presents the plans. Again, Moses is thwarted by La Guardia.

Part 5, Chapter 27 Changing Analysis

Moses has done a lot for New York but La Guardia is finding ways of blocking some of Moses' moves as Moses grabs for more and more power. This doesn't sit well with Moses, but there isn't much...

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