Van Cortlandt Park - Photo #59 - Henry Hudson Parkway


The Henry Hudson Parkway in Van Cortlandt Park. Image: Google Street View. It enters the park near the bottom left, just above the four baseball fields at the top of the Parade Ground. Then it curves upwards towards the cloverleaf where Mosholu Parkway merges into it, and then exits the park at the top. This is all Robert Moses work with financing and labor mainly from the New Deal. Further to the right, another highway cuts through the park: the Major Deegan Expressway (at bottom right you can see where it crosses over Mosholu Parkway). The Deegan is a Moses creation too, but 20 years later. CLICK HERE to see the same image with each highway marked in a different color.


See next page for details about New Deal involvement.