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Belt Parkway

Belt Pkwy. bet. Cross Bay Blvd. and Laurelton Pkwy.

Queens

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This text is part of Parks’ Historical Signs Project and can be found posted within the park.

As president of the Long Island State Park Commission, Robert Moses (1888-1981) had a vision to construct a series of parkways to carry residents of New York City to the state parks in Nassau County. The roads would be surrounded by parkland, creating an aesthetically pleasing barrier between traffic and the surrounding communities while simultaneously serving as an extension of the state parks to which the roads would connect.

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Belt Parkway Weather

  • Thu
    Scattered Thunderstorms
    84°F
  • Fri
    Chance Thunderstorms
    85°F
  • Sat
    Chance Showers
    82°F
  • Sun
    Chance Thunderstorms
    81°F

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