Jason Haber

Feb 8, 2021

3 min read

The New Death of Robert Moses

On a particularly warm summer day in July of 1981, Robert Moses died in a Long Island hospital. He was 92 years-old.

The next day, his obituary appeared on the front page of The New York Times. “Robert Moses, Master Builder, Is Dead at 92,” the paper declared. It turned out, the Times headline was only partially correct.