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The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York - Part 6, Chapter 33 Leading Out the Regiment Summary & Analysis

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Part 6, Chapter 33 Leading Out the Regiment Summary

Moses gains more control over federal funds as the city loses control. He is named to a new post by Mayor O'Dwyer. Moses writes the bill creating the position of City Construction Coordinator and gives himself the power to control all contacts with state and federal governments. Moses now takes over housing and urban renewal and the mayor selects men for the City Housing Authority board who are favorable to Moses. At this time work on the St. Lawrence is being considered. Construction on new parkways and a dam are proposed. The name that is suggested for the damn is the Robert Moses Power Dam.

Moses arranges the same sort of deal with the state that he has with the city. Three succeeding governors, Dewey, Harriman and Rockefeller, give Moses his authority to...

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