Lower Manhattan Expressway

Poster advertising hearing on the proposed Lower Manhattan Expressway (circa 1961).

Description: The Lower Manhattan Expressway was a Robert Moses project, orginally proposed in the 1940s, which would have leveled parts of Little Italy and SOHO. This poster invites city residents, workers and organizers to a New York City Board of Estimate hearing on the proposed expressway. The notation in the upper left corner indicates that Stan Aromowitz testified on behalf of the Met Council on Housing. The project was cancelled in 1962.

Date: circa 1961

Creator: City Wide Organizations Against the Lower Manhattan Expressway  

Original Format: Black and White publication, 8.5 x 11 inches

Citation: Metropolitan Council on Housing Records, TAM 173, Box 65, Folder 22, Tamiment Library and Wagner Labor Archive. Digital ID = tam173_ref1061_000001d

 

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 Flyer against the Lower Manhattan Expressway (circa 1961).  

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 Committee to Save Our City's Homes demonstration on rent control and repair violations demonstration at City Hall (1963).

 

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