Collection
Muni
Series
Mayor Robert F. Wagner
Episode
Modern Zoning in New York City
Contributing Organization
WNYC (New York, New York)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/510-qz22b8w94h
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Description
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.
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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.
Broadcast
1960-05-10
Genres
Event Coverage
Topics
History
Local Communities
Subjects
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.
Rights
Owner/Custodial History: Municipal Archives; Acquisition Source: Municipal Archives; Terms of Use and Reproduction: Municipal Archives
Media type
Sound
Duration
00:21:32
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Credits
Speaker: Wagner, Robert F. (Robert Ferdinand), 1910-1991
AAPB Contributor Holdings
WNYC-FM
Identifier: 150252.1 (WNYC Media Archive Label)
Format: BWF
Generation: Transcription disc
Duration: 00:21:32
WNYC-FM
Identifier: 150252.2 (WNYC Media Archive Label)
Format: BWF
Generation: Transcription disc
Duration: 00:21:32
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Citations
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 June 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. June 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