Episode 26 of “Life Under Coronavirus” features two historians, who offer their takes on the new residency restrictions for beaches put in place by Long Island officials from county- to village-level. (click/tap to listen)
It's an ironic pandemic development: NYC residents will likely be relying on the handiwork of master builder Robert Moses if they want to go for a legal swim in summer 2020.
This episode includes Thomas Campanella, Cornell professor and NYC Parks historian-in-residence, and a quick check-in with Robert Caro, author of “The Power Broker." Moses has fallen out of favor with some New Yorkers for his pro-car planning and discriminatory practices. But now, city residents will be driving his roads and stopping in his parking lots if they want to go to a Long Island beach.