The top photo shows a beautiful, neoclassical bandstand that use to be situated on the eastern most section of Jefferson Park in East Harlem circa 1933. There would have been a direct Harlem River view right behind this public space in a time before the FDR Drive was built. Today, the park at 114th Street and 1st Avenue is still there but the current playground is a little more perfunctory than it's sculptural predecessor. The nearest subway to this location is the 6 train at 116th Street. Archival photo courtesy NYPL.
Wow...I used to frequent this very nice East Harlem park/playground and never knew such a beautiful bandstand used to rest there. Great work again Ulysses.ReplyDelete