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Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: 1978: The NYC Parks/New York Times Photo Project

May 3 - June 14, 2018

Festivals, unique fashion and flair, beach life, and cats (yes, cats) brought their own individual charm to New York City's parks in the 1970s. And, we have the photos to prove it at 1978: The NYC Parks/New York Times Photo Project, an upcoming exhibit at the Arsenal Gallery in Central Park!

1978: A Photographic Time Capsule

In 1978, New York City’s newspapers were on strike for nearly three months. With so many talented photographers available during this period, NYC Parks hired eight New York Times photographers to document the City’s parks. These photographers shot nearly 3000 images that together serve as a time capsule of this pivotal moment for New York.

Here are some highlights from the show:

Kappock Greenstreet
Photographer Unidentified, Fiesta Folklorica, Central Park, Manhattan, 1978, NYC Parks

Kappock Greenstreet
D. Gorton, Tender Vittles, Cats on Parade, Central Park, Manhattan, 1978, NYC Parks

Kappock Greenstreet
Paul Hosefros, Handball, Seven Gables Playground, 1978, NYC Parks

Kappock Greenstreet
Gary Settle, Kids on Jungle Gym, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens (?), 1978, NYC Parks

Kappock Greenstreet
Paul Hosefros, Group of Boys, Coney Island, Brooklyn, 1978, NYC Parks

About the Exhibition

This exhibition features more than 60 color photographs, including the photographs displayed above, depicting life in New York City’s parks during a challenging yet vibrant time which sowed the seeds for renewal. Visit the Arsenal Gallery before June 14 to see them all. Visit the Arsenal Gallery

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