Film Credits

Central Park: The People's Place Presents

A film by
Martin L. Birnbaum

Produced by
Robert C. DiMaio

Martin L. Birnbaum

Robert C. DiMaio

Still Photographer
Martin L. Birnbaum

Julie Jordan
Mario Rodriguez

Sound Design
Alex Claude
Daniel Meir

Associate Producers
Myra Weiss
Joan Griffiths Vega
Kurt Vega

The Artist Archive

Contributing Editors
Myra Weiss
Joan Griffiths Vega
Kurt Vega

Myra Weiss

Graphic Design
Laurie Elvove

John D. Goodwin

Post Production Supervisor
Joan Griffiths Vega

Post Production
Digital Intermediate Colorist: Will Cox
Digital Intermediate Online Editor:
Digital Intermediate Producer: Caitlin Tartaro

Post Production Services
Final Frame

Film Lawyer
Karen Shatzkin

With Gratitude to
Sandra Alcosser
Regina Alvarez
Deborah Allen
Tyler Anbinder
Dree Andrea
Mary Aranas
Douglas Blonsky
Janice Brody
Mathew Brown
Terri Carter
Cynthia R. Copeland
Adam Crane
Christy Crawford
Ric Davis
Robert "Birding Bob" DeCandido
Bernard DiMaio
Andrew S. Dolkart
Sara McCarn Elliott
Greg Frux
Matt Giordano
Edward M. Hallowell, M.D.
Paul Cawood Hellmund
Morrison H. Heckscher
Sidney Horenstein
David Ippolito
Julie Jordan
Francis Marrone
Sara Cedar Miller
Michael Miscione
Bill Moyers
Duval Osiris James
Jody Prusan
Flaminia Paddeu
Austin Pendleton
Alyse Rodriguez
Mario Rodriguez
Elizabeth Barlow Rogers
Diane Schaub
David Siegal
Craig Sullivan
Catherine Snyder
Terence Taylor
Gregory J. Tully
Cal Vornburger
Thomas Walsh
Blair Weille
Marie Winn
Steve Witkoff
Harold Wolfe
Barbara Zobia

Special Thanks to
Richard Abramowitz
Sean Chavez
Tom Cosgrove
Pam Farmen
Pam & William Farmen
Neil Fitzgerald
Sonia Goodman
Andrea Hill
Steve Kraft
Heidi LaPorte
Nina Lavin
Ron & Harriet Levine
Jim Mackin
Arlen Oleson
Joe Ornstein
Everett Ostrovsky
Michaela Ostrovsky
Ina Rosenthal
Monica Schroeder
Karen Shatzkin
Stephanie Stern
Elizabeth & Michael Varet
Lois Witkoff

In memory of our friends
Ric Davis
Blair Weille
Everette Ostrovsky

The filmmakers
want to recognize
the zone gardeners,
crews and volunteers
who keep Central Park
beautiful throughout the seasons.

Thanks to the following

Archival Photographs
Central Park Conservancy
Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site
Google Earth
Library of Congress
Museum of the City of New York
The Art Institute of Chicago
The New York Historical Society
The New York Public Library
U.S. National Park Service

Private Collections
Temple of Piety Garden
Courtesy of James Hall

Capability Brown Garden
Courtesy of David Ross

John Boroughs
Public Domain

Dr. E.O. Wilson
Jim Harrison, 2003,
Courtesy of PLoS, Wikimedia Commons,

William Cullen Bryant
Courtesy of
University of Texas Library

Conservatory Garden Volunteers
Courtesy of Diane Shaub

1965 Softball Photographs
Courtesy of Bernie DiMaio

Softball Photographs
Courtesy of Jody Prusan
B'nai Jeshurun Synagogue

Red Tale Hawk Photographs
Courtesy of Ric Davis

Protest Photographs
Courtesy of Cal Vornberger

Bird Photographs
Courtesy of Debra Allen

Portrait of Andrew Jackson Downing
Courtesy of
Athenaeum of Philadelphia

Delacorte Theater Photograph
Courtesy of Joseph Moran

Meryl Streep & Friends,
Performance Photo, Delacorte Theatre
Courtesy of Walter McBride

The New York Public Library Collection
Dakota Flats Lithograph
Flintoff & Breslin

Toilets & Outhouse

Workers in Central Park Lithograph
G. Hayward

Map of Manhattan Engraving
P. Maverick

Museum of The City of New York Collection
Gardiner School, Girls Riding Horses on Bridal Path in Central Park.
Courtesy of The Byron Company

Lawn south of Dairy

Central Park from 59th Street
Photograph of a painting
Johann Waldermar de Rehling Quistgaard.

Sheep in Central Park
Thaddeus Wilkerson

Immigrants in the steerage section of the S.S. Pennland
Courtesy of Byron Company (New York, N.Y.)

Outlawed rear tenements from Astor Memorial School
Destroyed in 1897 by NYC Board of Health
Jacob August Riis (1849-1914)

Italian mother and her baby in Jersey Street
Jacob August Riis (1849-1914)

"Five cents a spot"
Lodgers in a crowded Bayard Street tenement
Jacob August Riis (1849-1914)

Family in room of tenement house
owned by Jessie Tarbox Beals
Jacob August Riis (1849-1914)

Street Arabs in sleeping quarters
Jacob August Riis (1849-1914)

Three children curled up on a metal
Jacob August Riis (1849-1914)

The Potter's Field.
at the city burial ground on Hart's Island
Jacob August Riis (1849-1914)

Conservatory Waters
Courtesy of Wurst Brothers

Bethesda Terrace

Central Park Ariel Lithograph

Library of Congress Collection
The Mall 1902
Courtesy of Falk-Waldorf-Astoria, NY

Emigrants on deck of the S.S. Patricia
Edwin Levick

Three boats on water by Bethesda Terrace
Unknown, 1894

View of New York City
from Battery Park to Brooklyn Heights
Currier & Ives, 1856

Gen. Egbert L. Viele
Unknown, 1860

The New York Historical Society Collection
Great Riot of Astor place
Currier & Ives, 1849

Hudson Street
Marcus Ormsbee, 1865

The National Park Service,
Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site
Portraits of
Calvert Vaux and
Frederick Law Olmsted

Landscape of Central Park

Original Music
Composed and Performed by
Mario Rodriquez

"Wedding in Danville"
Performed & Composed by David Ippolito
From Guitar Man CD
Courtesy of David Ippolito

"Arlen's Dream"
Performed by Arlen Oleson
From Beyond the Pale CD
Courtesy of Arlen Oleson

"Sentiment In Snow,"
Performed & Composed by Zhao Gang
From "Joe, Famous Melody of ERHU" CD
Courtesy of Zhao Gang

"The First Night In Our House"
Performed by Arlen Oleson
From "Beyond the Pale" CD
Courtesy of Arlen Oleson

"The Forest"
Composed & Performed
by Cooper-Moore

"Meeting in Aobao Yurt"
Performed & Composed by Zhao Gang
From "Joe, Famous Melody of ERHU" CD
Courtesy of Zhao Gang

"Bethesda Angel" Aria
Performed by
Alyse Rodriguez, Soprano

History Of Central Park
Original Music
Composed and Performed by

Social Life of Central Park

Original Music
Composed and Performed by

"I Found A New Baby"
Performed by Tin Pan on "Early Jazz and Americana"
Arranged by Jesse Selengut
Composed by Jack Palmer and Spencer Williams
Performers: Jesse Selengut, Miguel Wiesman,
Brian Petway, Nick Russo
Courtesy of Tin Pan

"Come Back Baby"
Performed by The Dirty Urchins
Performed by The Dirty Urchins on "Late as Usual"
Composed and Arranged by David Luther
Performers: David Luther, Bennett Miller,
Freddie Stevenson
Courtesy of The Dirty Urchins

"Way Down Yonder in a Holla Tree"
Performed and Arranged by
Mandola Jo Ornstein

"Blair's Blessing
Composed & Performed by
Blair Weille

"Meeting in Aobao Yurt"
Performed & Composed by Zhao Gang
From "Joe, Famous Melody of ERHU" CD
Courtesy of Zhao Gang

W.A. Mozart, Eine Kleine Nachmusik, K-525
W.A. Mozart, Turkish Rondo, Piano Sonata No. 11, K.331
Maurice Ravel, Sonatine, 2nd movement
Franz Schubert, Impromptu in G-flat Major, Op. 90 No. 3
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Flight of the Bumble BeeFrederic Chopin, Scherzo in B-Minor, Op. 20
Performed by Julie Jordan, Piano

"Funga Alafia"
Performed by Jody Pusan

The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn
Performed by Billy Nemec,
Chris Pistorino, David Langlois,
Sam Hopt, Tom Abbott

ARC Gospel Choir
Rev. Reginald Williams, President
ARC Foundation

@2014 – Central Park: The People's Place


Watch The Trailers

The Official Trailer

Come with us as we explore America's greatest urban park.

The Gardens of Central Park

Visit the only formal gardens of Central Park, and area dating back to 1937.

The Rocks of Central Park

Learn about the fascinating geological history of the rock formations of Central Park.

The Park's Healing Qualities

See not only sensory gifts such as sight, sound, and smell but the gift of human interaction as well.