New York City’s parks in 1978


These interesting photos offer a colourful glimpse into the heritage of New York City’s parks, after virtually 3,000 slides were being found when an official was cleaning out an business office.

Forty yrs in the past, New York City’s newspapers went on strike for almost a few months. Parks Commissioner Gordon Davis employed eight temporarily out-of-get the job done New York Occasions photographers — Neal Boenzi, Joyce Dopkeen, D. Gorton, Eddie Hausner, Paul Hosefros, Robert Klein, Larry Morris and Gary Settle — to document the city’s parks.

Sixty-five of these visuals, capturing scenes across the town between August and November 1978, are at the moment on screen at an exhibition dedicated to the find.

Jonathan Kuhn, director of art and antiquities for the New York City Parks Department, said: “I to start with uncovered of the slides in mid-Oct of 2017 and immediately made a decision to do an exhibition.

“The demonstrate is not just about nostalgia. What differentiated these illustrations or photos have been that they ended up from a quite condensed interval of time.

“I’m intrigued in the use of parks and bringing people jointly.

“They show that parks will never ever be irrelevant.” (Caters News/New York Metropolis Parks Dept.)

“1978: The NYC Parks/New York Situations Picture Project” exhibition is on view at the Arsenal Gallery in Central Park till June 14.

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New York City’s parks in 1978