Edges of the City

1940 – 1950

July 3, 2011
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“The Forties were for War.” (Gatewood, 118)

“An Inglorious End”(Gatewood, 125)

Thomas Air Views, Stuyvesant Town, 1943 (Page, 101)

Stuyvesant Town: Eighteen blocks, 14th St. – 20th St., 1st Ave – Ave C. was built by Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in 1943 with Slum Clearance incentive from the State of New York

Gas rationing – War ration book (Gatewood, 128)



July 2, 2011
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Civilian Conservation Corps – A part of the New Deal of President Franklin D. Roosevelt

  • Took 500,000 18-25 year old men off streets and freight trains and put them to work planting trees. In nine years the CCC planted one billion trees. In addition each worker was given thirty dollars per month ($25 sent to family and $5 directly to worker.)(Gatewood, 98)

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