Bryant Park / 34th Street


Farewell to Anne Kumer

Longtime archivist moves on to other opportunities, leaving behind impressive legacy.

NYC Parks Department

Two weeks ago, the staff at 34th Street Partnership and Bryant Park Corporation bade a fond farewell to archivist Anne Kumer, who is moving on to an exciting new position at Scholastic. For over seven years, Ms. Kumer researched and tracked the rich history of our neighborhoods, leaving a very real legacy: a well-organized treasure trove of photographs, newspaper articles, and video clips documenting their evolution.  

It’s not often one has the chance to create a new position at two of the world’s most successful Business Improvement Districts, and she did so with great skill and enthusiasm. Ms. Kumer took on many roles, from contributing frequent “From the Archives” posts to the Bryant Park Blog and Fashion Herald, to providing research and text for the KnowNYC historical sign project. On top of all this, she even treated executive staff members to frequent historical presentations at our weekly meetings.

As the only archivist in any BID in the city, Ms. Kumer certainly left her mark on our two companies, as well as Midtown as a whole. We thank her for her many years of excellent work and wish her well in future endeavors. 

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