Riis Park off season

A cold and windy day at the beach….

Constructed on the site of one of the first US naval air stations, the park was designed in 1936 by Park Commissioner Robert Moses, who envisioned Riis Park as a beach for the working class accessible by public transportation and closer to the city than Jones Beach (another of his creations on Long Island). The park is named in honor of Jacob Riis, the famed New York City journalist and photographer who documented the plight of the poor and the living conditions in city tenements.

aerial 1946

July 04, 1953 Margaret Bourke-White

The landmark art deco bath house is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

pigeons huddle waiting for the wind to die down

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About Denise P. Puchol

Always carrying a pocket camera to photograph random spots throughout the five boroughs of New York City and to share a little of the history.
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2 Responses to Riis Park off season

  1. elizabethweaver says:

    beautiful images…love the arches!

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