We're not the only ones who think so, either!
Bill Cunningham, photographer of street style for the New York Times, has been photographing the fashions and people in Bryant Park for years. Though he typically photographs people, one of his favorite Bryant Park characters is our magnificent Josephine Shaw Lowell Fountain, which has already appeared in two of his photo essays in 2015 alone.
|Bill Cunningham enjoys a spring lunchtime stroll in 2003. Next time you're in the park, look out for his signature blue jacket.|
|The following interview, taken from Humans of New York, took place at the Reading Room. |
"If you could give one piece of advice to a large group of people, what would it be?""Well, I’m a Christian, so I’d say love one another."
Bryant Park has many French influences, from our manicured lawn, to Le Carrousel, to the bistro chairs throughout the park. And now we can add one more French idea to the list, one that is constantly in the park, though invisible to the naked eye: the concept of being a flâneur, or "a man of leisure, an idler, an urban explorer." In other words, a people watcher!