Muni; Mayor Robert F. Wagner; Modern Zoning in New York City
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- Mayor Robert F. Wagner
- Modern Zoning in New York City
- Contributing Organization
- WNYC (New York, New York)
- AAPB ID
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- Mayor Wagner addresses re-zoning and city planning efforts in New York City. He details the threats to the future development of the city, and improvement efforts his administration will undertake. His plans touch on virtually all of New York and focus on the interconnectedness of the five boroughs. He stresses the importance of the central city and the cosmopolitan nature of the City of New York.
- 2 albums 2s. 16 in.
- Wagner discusses "taking stock" in the City's inventory. He talks about a recent review from Harvard of NYC's impending doom. He discusses the powerful forces for civic improvement in NYC. NYC's future depends on more comprehensive planning. He recounts NYC's merits and demerits (chief of which is poor zoning). He stresses the necessity of zoning for NYC's future. He talks about efforts at planning begun under his mayorship, occasionally it felt piecemeal, but has improved over time. He talks about the formation of the Housing and Redevelopment Board, the first in the country. They will be redeveloping according to the total needs of the City. He talks of improving housing in the City. The next ten years will be a "golden decade." Manhattan's west side will be rehabilitated. There will be regulations on bulk, density, and open space. Wagner will seek to invigorate NYC's commerce through building and zoning. He mentions the World Trade Center. He discusses the creation of Lincoln Center. He outlines a large number of transportation related projects, including public transit and highways. He talks about the need for investment in basic planning tools. He discusses the importance of the central city in New York. There is an interdependence between the suburbs and the City. He talks about what the people of the City want, which is more than mere adequacy in cosmopolitan New York. Wagner quotes from a speech he made as planning commissioner in 1948. He feels that zoning is just as important in 1948 as it is in 1960 and beyond. He praises the members of the audience who will be involved in the future of New York City planning.
- Event Coverage
- City planning New York (State) New York.; Zoning; Budget--New York (State)--New York.; Urban renewal.; Felt, James, 1903-1971; Suburbs.; New York (N.Y.). Housing and Redevelopment Board; World Trade Center (New York, N.Y.).; Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
- Media type
Speaker: Wagner, Robert F. (Robert Ferdinand), 1910-1991
- AAPB Contributor Holdings
Identifier: 150252.1 (WNYC Media Archive Label)
Generation: Transcription disc
Identifier: 150252.2 (WNYC Media Archive Label)
Generation: Transcription disc
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- Chicago: “Muni; Mayor Robert F. Wagner; Modern Zoning in New York City,” 1960-05-10, WNYC, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed July 20, 2019, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_510-qz22b8w94h.
- MLA: “Muni; Mayor Robert F. Wagner; Modern Zoning in New York City.” 1960-05-10. WNYC, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. July 20, 2019. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_510-qz22b8w94h>.
- APA: Muni; Mayor Robert F. Wagner; Modern Zoning in New York City. Boston, MA: WNYC, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_510-qz22b8w94h