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Return of the Power Broker

Eight decades after he took power, and a quarter-century after his death, Robert Moses’s work affects every New Yorker every single day. Three exhibits explain how.

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  1. 1. “Robert Moses and the Modern City: Remaking the Metropolis”

    At the Museum of the City of New York; February 2 to May 28

    A large, detailed model of Moses’s monstrous Midtown Expressway proposal—hidden away since the fifties—goes on view, along with plans from the building of the U.N. and Lincoln Center.

  2. 2. "Robert Moses and the Modern City: The Road to Recreation”

    At the Queens Museum of Art; January 28 to May 27

    “The Panorama of the City of New York,” the 10,000-square-foot scale model of the city Moses ordered built for the 1964 World’s Fair, reopens with a multimedia and lighting upgrade.

  3. 3. “Robert Moses and the Modern City: Slum Clearance and the Superblock Solution”

    Columbia University’s Miriam & Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery; January 30 to April 21

    A chance to reconsider Moses’s urban-renewal projects: Were they necessary improvements or colossal missteps?


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