Loveliness in turn of the century Bryant Park — Ephemeral New York

Here’s Bryant Park in 1913, just a few years after the New York Public Library building opened on the site where the Croton distributing reservoir once stood (hence the park’s original name, Reservoir Square). But whose bust is that in the foreground? It’s Washington Irving‘s, according to the Bryant Park Blog. Apparently the city placed […]

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RIP VAN WINKLE is a truly great story by Washington Irving.

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