Today, I was off to watch the St Patrick’s Day Parade. I thought that the area around the east 60’s and Central Park would be best. From the subway at Lexington Ave I made my way down Lex to east 61st Street On my walks I slow my pace and try to enjoy the walk and maybe find something new. (at least to me.)
I found myself outside of 667 East 61st Street looking at a 9 ft tall Statue of Liberty. My first thought was that somebody made a smaller copy and placed it here in front of a building to attract a passer-by.
The plaque gave me more details:
I did not think to get up close (should have known better) but later found out that you can see details that you cannot be seen looking at the larger statue.
For example, did you know that there are broken chains at her feet? They represent our freedom from oppression and tyranny.
The seven-pointed crown she wears represents the seven seas and the seven continents of the world.
The statue was purchased by The Hartz Group where it now proudly sits.
Hint: don’t ignore the insides buildings… this lobby has a museum quality 16th century Knight’s of Armor and an original 17th century Royal Goblin Tapestry. Only in NYC.
Oh by the way, the parade was great!