Images of New York: ‘West Side Story’ and Garry Winogrand’s ‘Central Park Zoo’

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“West Side Story” and Garry Winogrand’s “Central Park Zoo”

Six decades after it premiered on Broadway, “West Side Story” is everywhere again, with a revival on Broadway and a movie in the works. But many still are troubled by the way Puerto Ricans are depicted. Plus, the story behind Garry Winogrand’s 1967 photo, "Central Park Zoo," which featured a white woman and a black man holding chimpanzees dressed in human clothes, and is one of his most widely exhibited — and controversial — images.

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