New York Times Publishes Treasure Trove of Recently Discovered 1978 NYC Parks Photos

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The New York Times recently acquired a collection of 2,924 slides that had been stored in an old office, untouched, for four decades. Originally captured as part of an NYC Parks Department experiment to "wander the city and make pictures of the parks and people in them", these photographs show an entirely different New York City than we know today.

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For more info on any of these photos, check out the New York Times' interactive photo essay.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

Editor in Chief

Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their dog. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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