Garbage Facility (91st St.) – New York NY

Description

The WPA constructed a half-million-dollar garbage dump facility at the East River Drive and 91st Street, jutting out into the East River. The facility is reached by a “vamp” over the now-FDR Drive. The “building, which resembles an airplane hangar, covers 11,700 square feet and accommodates two barges at a time.”

Source notes

The New York Times: "COLD WIND SCORNED BY MAYOR ON TOUR," Dec. 11, 1940 (pg. 30)

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Location Info


E 91st St. and FDR Drive
Bronx, NY

Location notes: East River

Coordinates: 40.779092, -73.942892

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