Friday, June 24, 2011

Lincoln Center, c. 1964

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts was brand new when this was taken. Just behind the fountain is the New York State Theater; this is looking south. To the right of the theater, you can see what I think are the rooftops of my old school, St. Paul the Apostle, which was built around the late 1880s, and was torn down by the early 1980s.

Tough times: the New York City Opera is pulling out of the theater, where it has performed since Lincoln Center opened in 1964, because of financial difficulties.


  1. Gorgeous. Sad to hear about the Opera, though.

  2. yes, and I should note that this Lincoln Center plaza has been substantially redesigned. It's still gorgeous, and a gathering place for people.