Maine Monument, by Attilio Piccirilli

This essay is adapted from Chapter 16 of Outdoor Monuments of Manhattan: A Historical Guide. I’ve kept cross-references to other chapters in the book, all of which will eventually be updated and…

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Abraham Lincoln, by Henry Kirke Brown

This essay is adapted from Chapter 16 of Outdoor Monuments of Manhattan: A Historical Guide. I’ve kept cross-references to other chapters in the book, all of which will eventually be updated and…

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Snow Babies, Central Park

Snow Babies Date: 1938 Sculptor: Victor Frisch Medium & size: Cast stone, each figure 2 feet 9 inches high Location: Central Park, entrance to Rumsy Playfield (formerly a playground, now…

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Bertel Thorvaldsen, Central Park

This post is adapted from the forthcoming Guides Who Know app on Central Park. Sculptor: Albert Bertel Thorvaldsen (self-portrait) Date: Original marble 1839; this copy in bronze created 1892, dedicated in Central Park…

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Favorite Photos of 2017

One of my hobbies is snapping photos as I take long walks around New York City. These are my favorites from 2017. Maybe I do get a kink in my…

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Loeb Fountain (Alice in Wonderland), Central Park

The web page for the proposed Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Woman Suffrage Movement Monument states that the proposed sculpture  will be the first figurative piece in Central Park to depict…

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Alice in Wonderland (Central Park)

The web page for the proposed Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Woman Suffrage Movement Monument states that the proposed sculpture  will be the first figurative piece in Central Park to depict…

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Burnett Memorial Fountain, Central Park

The web page for the proposed Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Woman Suffrage Movement Monument states that the proposed sculpture  will be the first figurative piece in Central Park to depict…

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