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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

  • Sun
    Slight Chc Snow
    31°F
  • Mon
    Wintry Mix
    35°F
  • Tue
    Mostly Sunny
    23°F
  • Wed
    Mostly Cloudy
    36°F

7-day forecast

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