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Moses' Greatest Misses

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There's a new book on the battles between Jane Jacobs and Robert Moses, and NYT reviewer Dwight Garner recaps Moses's failures: "There was his plan to build a four-lane highway through the middle of Washington Square Park. Another project would have razed 14 blocks in the heart of Greenwich Village under the guise of urban renewal. There was also a plan to plunge a 10-lane elevated superhighway, to be called the Lower Manhattan Expressway, through SoHo, Little Italy, Chinatown and the Lower East Side. Each of these projects is, from today’s vantage point, clearly insane." Perhaps, but it gives us an excuse to relive that LME Google Map! [NYT]