Edges of the City

1940 – 1950

July 3, 2011
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“The Forties were for War.” (Gatewood, 118)
1942:
Normandie

“An Inglorious End”(Gatewood, 125)

1943:
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

1946:
Gas rationing – War ration book (Gatewood, 128)


1923

July 2, 2011
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1.)
 
“What J.P. Morgan didn’t control, the aging John Rockefeller Sr.,did.”

Here John Rockefeller Sr. gives random child a nickel on his birthday.(Gatewood, 37)

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“Now only a decaying reminder of a more gracious age, the city’s bustling transatlantic piers were once its pride. then the stately Woolworth Building proudly dominated the lower Manhattan skyline.” (Gatewood, 68)
 

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1923: “We were snarling about traffic even then”

Congested streets of Times Square with trollies that traveled in threes(Gatewood, 66)

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