75 Years Ago today… “Section of the East River Drive…”

PM, June 18, 1940, p. 12 (photos by Alan Fisher and D. Richard Statile)

75 Years Ago today… not only did a great newspaper start publishing, but a section of the East River Drive, from 49th to 92 Sts., opened… At a cost of $10,700,00… “At 10:30 a.m. there was a happy shindig: a boat ride of notables… then lunch and speeches by Mayor La Guardia and others.”

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