Living New Deal Launches New York City Project

Two hundred New Yorkers gathered at the Center for Architecture to learn about a new initiative to familiarize a new generation to the New Deal’s vast imprint on the nation’s largest city.

The May 7 reception was co-sponsored by the Museum of the City of New York, the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter, Planners Network, Historic Districts Council, National Jobs for All Network, City Lore, FDR Library, Gotham Center for New York City History, and Roosevelt House at Hunter College. It featured Kevin Baker as keynote speaker, and a panel, including New Deal scholars Nick Taylor, Gray Brechin, and Marta Gutman, and Deputy Mayor of New York City, Phillip Thompson.

The presentations can be viewed on our website, as well as a WPA film, “A Better New York City,” produced in 1937. See it here.

To learn more about the New Deal-New York program, please contact, Margaret Crane [email protected]

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