NEW YORK: Keep 'Em Out

Boys and girls together, me and Mamie O'Rourke

Tripped the light fantastic on the sidewalks of New York._

In the 65 years since James W. Blake composed his hurdy-gurdy verses, New York City's population has more than doubled. Today 7,795,471 New Yorkers and 370,000 commuters trip fantastically over one another on sidewalks and subway platforms, particularly in the morning and evening rush hours. Last week, climaxing a two-year house-by-house survey, the City Planning Commission brought forth a hardheaded proposal: the only way to save New York from death by overcrowding is to regulate the use of residential buildings so that no...

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