People watching in Verdi Square, New York City
New York City’s Verdi Square, located Broadway & West 72nd Street, right across the street from the 72nd street IRC train,has a complicated history.
As one of the city’s oldest parks, Verdi Square attracted many musicians – Enrico Caruso, Lauritz Melchior, Igor Stravinsky – until in the 1960s the square became a drug-infested neighborhood filled with crime.
Today, Verdi Square is entirely redecorated and landscaped, making it one of the most high-class areas of New York City to live in. It’s also the perfect location to capture snapshots of everyday, regular people as they go about their day.