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These fascinating photographs offer a colorful glimpse into the history of New York City’s parks, after nearly 3,000 slides were discovered while an official was cleaning out an office. Forty years ago, New York City’s newspapers went on strike for nearly three months. Parks Commissioner Gordon Davis hired eight temporarily out-of-work New York Times photographers to document the city’s parks. Here: Tender vittles, cats on parade, Central Park Mall, Manhattan, 1978. (Photograph by D. Gorton/NYC Parks Photo Archive/Caters News Agency)

These fascinating photographs offer a colorful glimpse into the history of New York City’s parks, after nearly 3,000 slides were discovered while an official was cleaning out an office. Forty years ago, New York City’s newspapers went on strike for nearly three months. Parks Commissioner Gordon Davis hired eight temporarily out-of-work New York Times photographers to document the city’s parks. Here: Tender vittles, cats on parade, Central Park Mall, Manhattan, 1978. (Photograph by D. Gorton/NYC Parks Photo Archive/Caters News Agency)



Woman at Unisphere, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, 1978. (Photograph by Gary Settle/NYC Parks Photo Archive/Caters News Agency)

Woman at Unisphere, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, 1978. (Photograph by Gary Settle/NYC Parks Photo Archive/Caters News Agency)



Resting girl, Red Hook Pool, Brooklyn, 1978. (Photograph by Paul Hosefros/NYC Parks Photo Archive/Caters News Agency)

Resting girl, Red Hook Pool, Brooklyn, 1978. (Photograph by Paul Hosefros/NYC Parks Photo Archive/Caters News Agency)



Boys on Coney Island Beach, 1978. (Photograph by Paul Hosefros/NYC Parks Photo Archive/Caters News Agency)

Boys on Coney Island Beach, 1978. (Photograph by Paul Hosefros/NYC Parks Photo Archive/Caters News Agency)



Fiesta Folklorica, Bethesda Terrace, Central Park, Manhattan, 1978. (Photograph by unknown photographer/NYC Parks Photo Archive/Caters News Agency)

Fiesta Folklorica, Bethesda Terrace, Central Park, Manhattan, 1978. (Photograph by unknown photographer/NYC Parks Photo Archive/Caters News Agency)



Park revelers, Pelham Bay Park, the Bronx, 1978. (Photograph by Joyce Dopkeen/NYC Parks Photo Archive/Caters News Agency)

Park revelers, Pelham Bay Park, the Bronx, 1978. (Photograph by Joyce Dopkeen/NYC Parks Photo Archive/Caters News Agency)



Boy at abandoned diving area, Red Hook Pool, Brooklyn, 1978. (Photograph by Paul Hosefros/NYC Parks Photo Archive/Caters News Agency)

Boy at abandoned diving area, Red Hook Pool, Brooklyn, 1978. (Photograph by Paul Hosefros/NYC Parks Photo Archive/Caters News Agency)



Man roasting a pig, 1978. (Photo: Neal Boenzi/NYC Parks Photo Archive/Caters News Agency)

Man roasting a pig, 1978. (Photo: Neal Boenzi/NYC Parks Photo Archive/Caters News Agency)



Girls on splintered boardwalk, South Beach, Staten Island, 1978. (Photograph by Neal Boenzi/NYC Parks Photo Archive/Caters News Agency)

Girls on splintered boardwalk, South Beach, Staten Island, 1978. (Photograph by Neal Boenzi/NYC Parks Photo Archive/Caters News Agency)



Kids on jungle gym, 1978. (Photograph by Gary Settle/NYC Parks Photo Archive/Caters News Agency)

Kids on jungle gym, 1978. (Photograph by Gary Settle/NYC Parks Photo Archive/Caters News Agency)



Handball, Seven Gables Playground, Queens, 1978. (Photograph by Paul Hosefros/NYC Parks Photo Archive/Caters News Agency)

Handball, Seven Gables Playground, Queens, 1978. (Photograph by Paul Hosefros/NYC Parks Photo Archive/Caters News Agency)



Family salvages picnic table, unidentified Park, 1978. (Photograph by Ed Hausner/NYC Parks Photo Archive/Caters News Agency)

Family salvages picnic table, unidentified Park, 1978. (Photograph by Ed Hausner/NYC Parks Photo Archive/Caters News Agency)
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