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Important Winter Storm-Related Service Changes

New York City parks are now open. We continue to urge caution in parks under wintry conditions: parks paths can be slippery, snow cover can cover frozen lakes and bodies of water, and branches may have fallen. If you see a fallen branch call 311.

Some recreation centers will open from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. today with limited staffing.

For more information, please visit our Storm Update page.

Official Website of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

The African American Experience 

Shoe Shine


Description:Courtesy of New York City Parks Photo Archive, Neg. 13656. Though most shoe shine operations are located in dense, business districts, here the bootblack plies his trade at the workingman's place of origin--a subway entrance--along Eastern…more.

Shoe Shine

Courtesy of New York City Parks Photo Archive, Neg. 13656. Though most shoe shine operations are located in dense, business districts, here the bootblack plies his trade at the workingman's place of origin--a subway entrance--along Eastern Parkway. The grand landscaped boulevard, the creation of Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, co-designers of Central and Prospect Parks, dates to 1868.

Location: Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn
Date: June 10, 1938
Photographer: Alajos L. Schuszler

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