From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
November 17, 2013
When the Nikon D4 class I took with Steve Simon, the Passionate Photographer, finished around dinner time on November 9th, I walked around the block to capture night photos at Bryant Park in Manhattan.
The Winter Village at Bryant Park has long been a visual and sentimental favorite of mine.
Elegant crystal chandeliers lit many of the shops.
Ice skating rink lights cast a lovely pink glow.
I’ll never forget that night, even if I hadn’t captured hundreds of photos, during my hours at Bryant Park.
For – though I didn’t know it until after I had a late dinner and was back home – about 90 minutes after I left the park, a shooter sprayed bullets in the rink and shot two people. On what started as a fun, festive night had turned into a tragic one.
UPDATE MID-2017: On Jan. 25, 2017, a man was convicted of shooting two people at the Bryant Park ice skating rink late Saturday night, Nov. 9, 2013, when he was 16: After trying to take 20-year-old Javier Contreras’s coat, the teen shot him several times; a stray bullet hit bystander, Adonis Mera, 14, who was paralyzed from the waist down.
FEATURE PHOTO at top of post: Manhattan, New York, U.S. Nov. 9, 2013. At Bryant Park’s ice skating rink at night, the colorful rink is filled with people skating, many with friends.
Bryant Park Ice Skating: my PHOTO GALLERY
Steve Simon’s site: The Passionate Photographer