Librado Romero - 1972: Heavenly relief in Hell's Kitchen.
What is it about New York City and play? Maybe it's just that there have always been a lot of fantastic photographers roaming around New York City over the years and that is why I am always stumbling across great pictures of kids playing there. This fabulous series of photographs is from The New York Times and appeared in a blog called Lens: Photography, Video and Visual Journalism.
Neal Boenzi: 1977: In the mud at Flushing Meadows- Corona Park
Meyer Liebovitz: 1975: Seven sixth-graders from P.S. 158 on the Upper East Side., No make that eight. Or is it nine? Ten?
Ernest Sisto: Date unknown: Sharing space on a narrow sidewalk
Keith Meyers: 1991: The Camelot Pier in Sunset Park, Brooklyn
Barton Silverman: 1978: A Passover festival at Astroland in Coney Island.
Eddie Hausner: 1967: A million miles away from Second Avenue and East 103rd Street.
Fred R. Conrad: 1979: Brian Sasa, ar right, took the sensible approach to a boot bin investigation on Warren Street. His brother, Ali, at left was more adventurous.
Neal Boenzi: 1974: On a tightrope high over Henry Street
Sam Falk: 1958: Armed but not especially dangerous.
Check out the Lens blog. There are more pictures there.