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Object Name Booklet
Artist City of New York
Date 1951
Title Fresh Kills Land Fill = 100 Acres of Parks Arterials Public Works = 100 Acres for Private Development
Description Published report, 12 pages, staple-bound, with soft cover. Report to Mayor Impellitteri and the Board of Estimate. Authored by Cornelius A. Hall, Borough President of Richmond; Robert Moses, City Construction Co-ordinator and Commissioner of Department of Parks; and Andrew W. Mulrain, Commissioner of Department of Sanitation. Booklet design by Richard C. Guthridge and printed by Taber Press. Cover features abstract design of squares in red, black, and a khaki-tan color. Content includes maps and aerial diagrams of Fresh Kills showing proposed residential, industrial, and park areas. Residential areas are proposed for the area west of Richmond Avenue and north of Arthur Kill Road, with industrial areas indicated west of the West Shore Expressway. The proposed intersection of Richmond Parkway and Willowbrook Parkway is shown. Richmondtown Restoration (now Historic Richmond Town) is noted on the maps and is illustrated and discussed on pages 10-12.
(Keywords: HRT, New York City, Twentieth Century)
Ownership and History This report lays out New York City's mid-twentieth-century plans for the areas surrounding the Fresh Kills waterway of Staten Island. The City of New York established a landfill at Fresh Kills around 1948, initially with the idea that short-term use for disposal of garbage would be followed by further development. Some aspects of the plan were eventually adopted, like the construction of the West Shore Expressway, but most were not. Fresh Kills Landfill remained active over the next 50 years, closing in 2001. As of 2015, the area is being redesigned as the 2,200-acre Freshkills Park.
Earliest Date 1951
Latest Date 1951
Maker Tabard Press
Material Paper
Subjects Land use
Municipal government
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number X15.0008
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, February 2015.
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