Plan revived for FDR memorial in the city

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George Washington, a Virginian, has his statue on Wall Street, Ohio-born Ulysses S. Grant has his tomb overlooking the Hudson.

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Nov 26, 2007
 
We don't need this! Reports of his greatness have been very much exagerated. Read The Forgotten Man by Amity Shlaes to get a feel for how this man and his "brain trust" needlessly extended the length and pain of the Great Depression. They did this to increase the pain of the American people so they could force dramatic socialist style reforms that would seem better by comparison. Those who suffered the most licked the salt off his hands much like a dog that has been mistreated!
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Nov 26, 2007
 
ordered macarthur to fire on troops who demanded bonus pay from ww1,many were killed ,when FDR was sec.of defence or navy.
Roosevelt Island needs

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Nov 27, 2007
 
How about better transportation? Have you been to the island train station at rush hour? Jessica Lappin have you? And, the other elected officials? How about a supermarket that doesn't rip off the customers with high prices? How about a nice diner and other amenities for residents. How about investigating the Roosevelt Island Authority who has a bunch of Pataki hacks working there?
lorinda klein

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Nov 27, 2007
 
Why not restart the Delacorte Fountain at the tip. It was agift to the island from George Delacorte, the founder of Dell books. They shut it off years ago and it was quite spectacular to see.

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