Photo by myself at Bryant Park, at 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue.
The above photo fails to convey how many people were packed onto the lawn at Bryant Park last night. The lawn is surrounded by modern towers and the classic New York Public Library building.
The raised terrace outside the library (to the right, out of frame) was packed with onlookers. People also sat on chairs below the trees to either side of the park. Mob scene, all for a free movie.
On Monday nights during the summer, it's a tradition that classic movies are shown outside. Claim your seats early, because as the billions of other people come, your territory will dwindle. Battles take place over square inches.
Last night, the crowd enjoyed 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail'. There are only four movies left to the summer. For the movie calendar, click here.
Click here to see my aerial view of the park. You'd be surprised how big the lawn is compared to this foreshortened view.
Related posts: What's Swinging in Bryant Park, The Towers Near Riverside Park and Holiday Cheer, Already in Bryant Park.