Staten Island Railway Development: Great Kills to Huguenot – Staten Island NY

“Between 1938 and 1940, a grade crossing elimination project was undertaken over three miles” of the Staten Island Railway “between Great Kills and Huguenot, eliminating seven grade crossings…” The Public Works Administration (PWA) provided a $1,294,000 grant toward this $3… read more

Statue of Liberty and Liberty Island Improvements – New York NY

Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty was a gift to the United States from France in 1886. It was administered by the United States Lighthouse Board until 1901 and then by the Department of War. In 1937, FDR proclaimed the entire island… read more

Stony Brook State Park – Dansville NY

Located in Dansville, NY, this waterfall-lined oasis eventually became complete with trails and stone-stacked bridges as a result of work done in the 1930’s by Works Progress Administration and CCC employees through the Finger Lakes State Parks Commission. Unfortunately, specific… read more