Here is a great old photo taken from a roof on 140th street. The path you see through the empty lots connects 141st and 140th Streets. The perimeter of the park space is clear to see. The lots were developed, making the park space all the more important and valuable. Click on the photo for a larger version.
It is interesting to see that the spontaneous flow of traffic through the space parallels the flow of the underground brook.
We believe the photo is from Camilo José Vergara and his book “New American Ghetto” 1995.