Avenue U Improvements – Brooklyn NY

City:
Brooklyn, New York City, NY

Site Type:
Infrastructure and Utilities, Roads, Bridges, and Tunnels

New Deal Agencies:
Work Relief Programs, Works Progress Administration (WPA)

Started:
1935

Description

The federal Work Projects Administration put many men to work starting in 1935 with a $197,000 street repair and maintenance project, along what were then dirt roads, throughout the borough of Brooklyn, New York. Roads improved included the 0.9-mile stretch of Avenue U from Flatbush Ave. to Gerritsen Ave.

Source notes

National Archives RG 69: Records of the Work Projects Administration [WPA]; Project Files; New York City (E 407); box 684; roll 3642; Official Project No. 65-97-17.

Site originally submitted by Evan Kalish on September 4, 2014.

Location Info


Avenue U
Brooklyn, NY

Coordinates: 40.605917, -73.928588

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