Discovering New Deal New York

Like the WPA crews that unearthed huge fossils while constructing public works, the Living New Deal is discovering a lost world. Thousands of “artifacts”— films, artworks, parks, roads, bridges, and public buildings—are the among the hidden legacy of the New Deal. Every city and town benefitted from government programs that got Americans working during the Great Depression—perhaps none more than New York City, where we are uncovering a trove of New Deal treasures. You can learn about them on our ever-expanding website, using our new and improved Search feature. Express your inner paleontologist, and thank you for your support.

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New Deal Maps

Check out our latest map and guide to the work of the New Deal in Washington, D.C. It includes 500 New Deal sites in the District alone, highlighting 34 notable sites, and includes an inset map of the area around the National Mall which can be used for self-guided walking tours.

Take a look at our previous guides, equally comprehensive, covering key New Deal sites in San Francisco and New York City.