Robert Moses was the singular individual most responsible for building the New York City we know today. He was the “Master Builder” of the modern city.
He was also a manipulative, arrogant, dictatorial power broker and an unmitigated ass. He was also, according to popular histories a racist.
He quite deliberately designed the city so that Blacks couldn’t get to most public amenities other than the few that were built in their own areas of the city.
As you can see by the two galleries above, he was either blind or stupid too. 😛