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The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York - Part 5, Chapter 28, The Warp on the Loom, Summary & Analysis

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Part 5, Chapter 28, The Warp on the Loom, Summary

Most port authorities in the United States come into being to do one project and then go out of existence when the project is completed. New York, however, has a multi-projected entity. This allows one project to bail out another financially. Most of the toll bridges make money in excess of the amounts required to pay off the bonds. Moses sees his dreams come true but he still aspires to do more. He wants to build in Brooklyn and Staten Island. There are other parks that he has proposed for which he has yet to receive the permission or authority to go ahead with. If Moses could control the excess revenues, he wouldn't have to worry as much about funding for his projects from the city. They would not be able...

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