In the Footsteps of Robert Moses

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I got to meet Robert Moses at his best, using his hard-earned power to carve out large parts of Long Island to hand it off to millions of New Yorkers to enjoy forever. And I got to see Moses at his worst, evicting tens of thousands of impoverished families just to build one more expressway through a street, a neighborhood, a city whose need for more roads was never a necessity — just an exaggerated, self-fulfilling illusion.

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