Seward Park – New York NY

When the recreation area in Seward Park first opened in 1903, it was “the first permanent, municipally built playground in the United States” (NYC Parks). The park was significantly redeveloped during the New Deal. In April 1935, relief workers completed… read more

South Beach Branch (no longer extant) Grade Separations – Staten Island NY

Follows is a description of part of a massive Public Works Administration (PWA) grade crossing elimination project, undertaken on the South Beach Branch (a.k.a. “East Shore” branch) of the Staten Island Railway. Most of the structures created are no longer extant…. read more