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A Better New York City

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(8:30) b/w, sound
On Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects in New York City. Shows warehouses and streets under construction in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Wharves are repaired, sewer pipe laid, and street car tracks removed. Buildings are razed along East River Drive. The New York Public Library is reroofed. Relief maps of the city are made. A stained glass window is placed in the West Point Academy dining hall. Children receive instruction in handicraft. Retarded readers receive instruction. Shows nursery school activities.

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