Bill Cunningham Photographed NYC's Streets, Now He's Getting His Own

July 6, 2016

Before "Humans of New York," there was Bill Cunningham.

For decades, Cunningham captured street fashion in New York City. He was usually sporting a blue jacket and accompanied by his bicycle. The legendary New York Times photographer died last month at the age of 87.

Today, the mayor of New York is temporarily renaming Cunningham's favorite photography stakeout — the corner of 57th Street and 5th Avenue — "Bill Cunningham Corner." A more permanent name change requires a thorough legislative process.


If you want to know more about the photographer's personality and work, the documentary "Bill Cunningham New York" is a good place to start.