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Highway under the HudsonA History of the Holland Tunnel$
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Robert W. Jackson

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780814742990

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814742990.001.0001

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Another Long and Costly Delay

Another Long and Costly Delay

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(p.117) 7 Another Long and Costly Delay
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Highway under the Hudson
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Robert W. Jackson

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NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814742990.003.0008

This chapter details the controversy arising from the New Jersey commission's street-widening agreement with Jersey City. Under the deal, the New Jersey negotiating committee agreed to pay for the widening of streets in Jersey City at a cost of about $1 million, with New York paying half. However, the New York commissioners denied any knowledge of such an agreement. The street-widening controversy was more than just an argument over what negotiating authority the New York commissioners had given to their brethren from across the river or if they had known all along about the commitments made. It also became a debate among the New Jersey commissioners over the true purpose of the agreement with Jersey City Mayor Frank Hague.

Keywords:   Holland Tunnel, street widening, New Jersey, New York, Jersey City, Frank Hague

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