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The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York - Part 7, Chapter 42 Tavern in the Town Summary & Analysis

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Part 7, Chapter 42 Tavern in the Town Summary

Tavern-on-the-Green is a restaurant in Central Park that builds a parking lot in a playground frequented by many children and their mothers. The site is at West 67th Street, which is home to many of the city's artists. Local residents find out about the plan when a mother notices surveyors in the playground one day. Local residents protest the parking lot and Moses stalls in responding to the complaints, assuming that the razing will be completed by the time they receive their mail. When the bulldozing begins the neighborhood mothers and children assemble and stand in front of the bulldozer. An attorney friend of theirs sends the press to the site and the protest finds its way into the news. This protest is different than the others. "But within a few minutes a...

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