The River by Bruce Springsteen

For “The River“, Bruce Springsteen’s fifth studio album, he was photographed on this corner by Joel Bernstein while he was working on the album down the block at The Power Station at BerkeleyNYC which was formerly known as Avatar Studios

The River was Springsteen’s first album to hit #1 on the Billboard 200 and it spent four weeks at the top.

The corner is located in Hell’s Kitchen and the playground belongs to P.S. 111.


Side One:
The Ties That Bind
Sherry Darling
Jackson Cage
Two Hearts
Independence Day

Side Two:
Hungry Heart
Out in the Street7
Crush on You
You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)
I Wanna Marry You
The River

Side Three:
Point Blank
Cadillac Ranch
I’m a Rocker
Fade Away
Stolen Car

Side Four:
The Price You Pay
Drive All Night
Wreck on the Highway


Bruce Springsteen – lead vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, twelve-string guitar, harmonica, percussion, piano
Roy Bittan – piano, Hammond organ, background vocals
Clarence Clemons – tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, percussion, background vocals
Danny Federici – Hammond organ, glockenspiel
Garry Tallent – bass guitar
Steven Van Zandt – rhythm electric guitar, acoustic guitar, lead guitar, harmony vocals, background vocals, producer
Max Weinberg – drums, percussion

Street Corner
10th Ave and 53rd St
New York NY 10119