(Washington Square Arch, Manhattan Skyline, and Washington Square Park; The Washington Square Park (New York, N.Y.) and Washington Square Area Image Collection; NYU.ARCH.PHOTO.00001; box 2; folder 5; New York University Archives, New York University)
As the fall semester comes to a close, so does the Music Business Program’s 35th Anniversary. With the help of Steinhardt’s David Zapotocky and the NYU Archives, we were able to find the above photograph of Washington Square Park in 1971. The very first students who entered the Music Business Program would have seen Washington Square like this. Visible in the photograph are the then-brand new Bobst Library, and the misaligned fountain where folk singers like Bob Dylan got their start. If you look closely, the Twin Towers can be seen in the distance. Now, the entire park has been renovated, the fountain is aligned with the arch, and our Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for University Life stands on the south side of the park. Though the landscape may often change, Washington Square Park will always be the heart of NYU.
As always, VeloCity would like to wish you a happy holiday season.