Tuesday, January 23, 2007

REMEMBER EAST TREMONT: I am willing to concede that posts about New York master builder Robert Moses have as much to do with the normal content of this blog as Dikembe Mutombo has to do with the state of our union in 2007. That said, those of us well familiar with Robert Caro's Pulitzer-winning masterwork THE POWER BROKER will be intrigued by this article appearing in Sunday's NYT Arts & Leisure section, about an upcoming series of NYC museum exhibitions designed to rehabilitate Moses' legacy.

For those who haven't read the Caro book, read it now if you have any interest in cities, power, highways, parks or American life in the 20th Century. For those who have, check out this 1998 essay from Caro on why he wrote it.

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