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Robert Moses

Robert Moses (1888-1981) was a public official in New York from 1919 to the mid-1970s. He held many offices, of which the most notable among them were: President, Long Island State Park Commission; Chairman, New York State Council of Parks; Commissioner, New York City Department of Parks; New York City Planning Commissioner and Construction Coordinator; and Chairman, New York State Power and Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authorities. He was responsible for the construction of many major public projects in the state and city of New York, including the Triborough Bridge, Queens Midtown Tunnel, Bronx-Whitestone Bridge, Henry Hudson Bridge, Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, Throg's Neck Bridge, and Verrazano Narrows Bridge, as well as Jones Beach State Park, Robert Moses State Park, and Robert Moses Power Plant and Power Dam on the Saint Lawrence and Niagara Rivers. Moses also was responsible for the construction of much public housing in New York City.



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