Bryant Park, NYC - Aug 2008
Things have certainly changed in Bryant Park, behind the main branch of the New York Public Library, during the past 40 years. In 1969, I recall the park being a staging area for several Vietnam protest rallies (see this Flickr photo for an example); today, it seems to be used for concerts, public movies, picnics, sunbathing, and petanque.

It's also amazing to see the high-tech, almost space-age, office buildings that now tower over the park, on 42nd Street, and Avenue of the Americas. When I worked in this area in the 1970s and 1980s, there were mostly 2-story and 3-story ramshackle buildings here, with pizza joints and tourist-junk stores on the ground floor...
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