Friday, June 20, 2014

From the Archives: Bryant Park Before and After

BPC archivist, Anne Kumer, takes a look at the Park, before and after. 

Recently we sent photographer Angelito Jusay out to take some pictures of the park in all its Springtime glory. To compare, we looked back at some photos taken from the same angles from 30 years ago. Things have changed.

Just north of the fountain, looking towards Fifth Avenue, 1980s:
Photo: BPC

Just north of the fountain, looking towards Fifth Avenue, April 2014:
Photo: Angelito Jusay for BPC
The southwest corner of the park, facing 40th street, long before the SW Porch, 1980s:
Photo: BPC

The south west corner of the park, facing 40th street, with the SW Porch on the left and The Green on the right, April 2014:
Photo: Angelito Jusay for BPC

From the 40th Street side of the lawn looking west towards Sixth Avenue, 1980s:
Photo: BPC
From the 40th Street side of the lawn looking west towards Sixth Avenue, April 2014:
Photo: Angelito Jusay for BPC

Check out some similar views of Herald and Greeley Squares from our sister BID the 34th Street Partnership.

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