NEW YORK: New Promised Land

To one man on Long Island, the hurricane which devastated Fire Island and the continuing strip of seabeach that runs as far east as Southampton (TIME, Oct. 3) spelled Opportunity as well as Catastrophe. He was husky, dark-haired, immensely energetic Robert Moses.

A Republican, he is friendly with both Mayor LaGuardia's Fusion administration in New York City and the Democratic State administration, both of which he serves (as president of the Long Island State Park Commission and City Park Commissioner). No friend, however, of Franklin Roosevelt and Harold Ickes with whose money he...

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