with Long Island's great beaches and was built by Robert Moses.
In more than 30 years of public service to the city of New York and New York State, Robert Moses achieved a record in building highways, parks, bridges, and recreation areas. In 1919, Governor Alfred E. Smith appointed Moses the Chief of Staff of the New York State Reconstruction Commission.
In 1920, he presented a plan for the state-wide improvement of parks and highways. In 1924 Moses was named the president of the council and the chairman of Long Island State Parks Commission. He was appointed to these positions by Governors Franklin D. Roosevelt, Herbert H. Lehman and Thomas E. Dewey. Among his hundreds of projects, Moses was responsible for the creation of Jones Beach, Robert Moses State Park, Hither Hills State Park, Montauk State Park, Oak Beach, Wildwood State Park, Sunken Meadow State Park. As head of the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority (1946-1968), he was responsible for building the Triborough and Verrazano-Narrows bridges.
Robert Moses was responsible for many great building projects and was often called the "master builder." He forever changed the shape of Long Island by creating some of the world's finest public recreation spots.Go back to Main Menu