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The New Deal is Still Living

…main New Deal agencies, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) shut down in June of 1943, when unemployment was less than two percent. WPA Mural from Greenwich Village’s Women’s House of…

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W.P.A. Anniversary

…the authority to establish programs such as the W.P.A. (Works Progress Administration, later renamed the Work Projects Administration) to combat the Great Depression. There are many great examples of the…

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The WPA’s Hudson Square Home

In the summer of 1935, the Federal Writers Project and Federal Art Project were founded as part of the Works Progress Administration (WPA). Like other New Deal Programs, these programs…

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Greenwich Village at the White House

…featured in schools, libraries, museums, post offices and other government buildings. PWAP would pave the way for later New Deal art programs including the Works Progress Administration’s Federal Art Project….

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The WPA Today

On April 8 1935, the creation of the Works Progress Administration was approved by Congress as a part of FDR’s New Deal.  The New Deal was born at the height…

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Lee Krasner Paints Gansevoort Street

…Village became a critical part of Krasner’s life and work.   Krasner in her studio. In the 1930s, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) was established to help Americans find jobs…

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Happy Birthday Lee Krasner!

…met came to know, and was influenced by avant-garde artists and critics. Lee Krasner In 1934 the Public Works of Art Project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) hired Krasner to…

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Touring the Former ‘Book Row’

…A. Simon in 1936-37 for the Works Progress Administration (WPA). Prior to this transformation, the corner was populated with several buildings in the heart of Book Row.  Harry Gold, who…

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My Favorite Things: Archive Edition II

…protect. For those of you who are keen on the tax photo collection, the Works Progress Administration project designed to photograph every building in New York City between 1939 and…

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Last Splash of Summer

I used to hear from people who said that they hated being in New York City in the summer, and would escape on the weekends to the Hamptons, upstate New…

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Resources for Neighborhood Research

…organized by the Works Progress Administration. The Street View of 1980s New York site organizes NYC’s 1980s color tax photos in an easily accessible map. The NYC Finance Department’s site with photographs…

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20 transformative women of Greenwich Village

…outbreak of World War II in Europe, Okubo began working for the Works Progress Administration’s art programs in San Francisco. Following the attack on Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt’s Executive Order…

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I Love the 80s…Map!

…1980 tax photos accessible via a map: 80s.NYC. By way of background, between 1939 and 1941, the New York City Department of Taxation and the Federal Works Progress Administration collaborated…

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Cooper Station Post Office

Cooper Station Post Office, 101-111 East 11th Street/93 Fourth Avenue. The two-story Cooper Station Post Office was designed by Louis A. Simon in 1936-37 for the Works Progress Administration in…

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Village Businesses of the 1930s

…of a New Deal Works Progress Administration program for artists. As we noted previously, Abbott in 1929 began to photograph streetscapes with a large format camera. When the Federal Arts…

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Cool off at the Tony Dapolito Center

Summer makes one think of our public pools and recreation centers (whether they’re open or not). The first one that came to mind was the Tony Dapolito Center, which opened…

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Historic Block Slated for Demolition

…Sculptor James Rosati was also listed at this address in 1964 and 1970. Rosati worked as a sculptor for the Works Progress Administration in the late 1930s and later taught…

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Berenice Abbott’s Changing New York

…Great Depression, she began a series of documentary photographs of the city that, with the support of the Works Progress Administration’s Federal Art Project from 1935 to 1939, debuted in…

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Three Stops on Christopher Street

…over the small intersection. Berenice Abbott photographed the stop in 1936 as part of her work within the Federal Arts Project of the Works Progress Administration. Two years earlier, Beulah…

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Mine Okubo

…the Works Progress Administration’s art programs in San Francisco. Following the attack on Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9066 called for the imprisonment of thousands of Japanese and Japanese-Americans…

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Berenice Abbott’s Greenwich Village

…project, Changing New York, financed by the Federal Art Project of the Works Progress Administration, and featuring ninety-seven of the roughly three-hundred photographs she took throughout the five boroughs between 1935…

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Map It! 7th Street Place

…street grid, and once provided access to five five-story tenement buildings that were demolished by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in the mid 20th century. The group of buildings occupied…

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