NEW YORK ADVANCING
WORLD'S FAIR EDITION

THE RESULT OF FIVE YEARS OF PROGRESSIVE ADMINISTRATION IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK

F. H. LA GUARDIA, Mayor

Together with an Official Guide to the City of New York Exhibit Building

Edited by REBECCA B. RANKIN

1939

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page v
  • Introduction ix
  • Tables of Contents xi
  • List of Illustrations and Charts xiii
  • Foreword - Principles and Policies Of Administration xv
  • Chapter I--City Planning 1
  • The Board of Estimate 1
  • City Planning Commission 6
  • Board of Transportation 11
  • Borough Presidents - Borough of Manhattan 16
  • Borough of the Bronx 17
  • Borough of Queens 19
  • Orough of Richmond 23
  • Authorities 25
  • Port of New York Authority 26
  • Department of Public Works 33
  • Department of Docks 36
  • Art Commission 40
  • Chapter Ii--Safety 45
  • Department of Health 55
  • Department of Hospitals 62
  • Chief Medical Examiner 66
  • Emergency Relief Bureau 74
  • Board of Child Welfare 79
  • Chapter Iii--Living Conditions 81
  • Department of Housing and Buildings 81
  • New York City Housing Authority 85
  • Department of Sanitation 86
  • Board of Water Supply 94
  • Department of Water Supply, Gas and Electricity 99
  • Department of Markets 103
  • Chapter Iv--Recreation Department of Parks 109
  • Museums and Zoos - The American Museum of Natural History 116
  • Museum of the City of New York 119
  • Staten Island Institute Of Arts and Sciences 122
  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden 124
  • Department of Licenses 129
  • Municipal Art Committee 133
  • Chapter V --Education 137
  • The Public School System 137
  • The City's Colleges 144
  • The City's Libraries 150
  • Chapter Vi--Making and Enforcement Of Law 157
  • The Council 157
  • Board of Statutory Consolidation Reuben A. Lazarus, Counsel 164
  • Court of Special Sessions 170
  • Municipal Court 172
  • Department of Correction 176
  • Parole Commission 179
  • Law Department 184
  • Chapter Vii--Personnel 192
  • Municipal Civil Service Commission 192
  • Pensions 197
  • Chapter Viii--Business Management 199
  • The Mayor's Office 199
  • President of the Council 201
  • Bureau of the Budget 208
  • Department of Finance 220
  • Tax Department 225
  • Board of Assessors 232
  • Department of Purchase 236
  • Department of Investigation 241
  • Business Management County Governaient 245
  • Chapter IX New York World's Fair And the City of Tomorrow 246
  • New York City World's Fair Commission 246
  • Chapter X--Statistics 254
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