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Monuments & Statues in New York City

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  • Marc_and_Kim_Z
    National Harbor, MD2,235 contributions
    Ordered tickets in line. The lines looked overwhelming but everything moved quickly. Boat ride to the statue was quick. Skipped Elis island on the way back so all in all less than 3 hours. Worth it!
    Written December 1, 2023
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  • stephens473
    Nottingham, UK314 contributions
    Incredible piece of architecture situated at World Trade Center.
    Quite mind blowing and full of symbolism after the terrible events of 9/11.
    A great place to take photos , shop and eat , also many connecting travel links are all under one roof.
    Written November 30, 2023
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  • Sally S
    Nice, France16 contributions
    Something I hadn’t seen before, people sitting ON the memorial to take pictures!! Seems very disrespectful, I’d like to know what others think.
    Written November 3, 2023
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  • therichastill
    Stevenage, UK2,556 contributions
    The books about a young girl called Alice and her adventures in Wonderland are written by Lewis Carroll. They are said to be about a girl he met whilst he was on holiday in the North Wales town of Llandudno. There is a statue of Alice near the hotel and the town has created an "Alice in Wonderland" trail. I would recommend a visit if you like things about Alice in Wonderland.

    Meanwhile, there is a statue to Alice located in Central Park and the various characters she met. It is quite easy to find. There is an ornamental lake and it is on one of the edges. Nearby is the Hans Christen Anderson statue which is also worth checking out.

    There are lots of quotes on the edge of the statue and it is also a tribute to the person who wanted the statue created.
    Written December 4, 2023
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  • therichastill
    Stevenage, UK2,556 contributions
    There is a huge statue of a bull in the Financial District. I was intrigued to check it out on my visit to New York City.

    I visited in October 2023 and the statue is quite easy to find. It's not far from the Stock Exchange and not too far from Battery Park.

    When I was there the area was buzzing and there were two queues of people waiting to get their picture taken with the bull. Some lining up to be photographed with the head and some in the opposite direction to get their picture taken with the rear.

    Intriguing....
    Written November 16, 2023
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  • therichastill
    Stevenage, UK2,556 contributions
    Not far from Ground Zero and away from the busyness of this area is the FDNY Memorial Wall. I would say it is as important to visit this memorial as the other much grander memorial as this one is a tribute to the fire fighters who risked their lives going into the World Trade Center to rescue people.

    Sadly some lost their lives but it is good that there is a tribute to them so that they will be remembered in years to come.

    The Memorial Wall is close to the new World Trade Center and with the help of google maps I was able to find it. It is tucked away so please hunt it down as it is important.
    Written December 4, 2023
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  • DreaLovesToTravel
    Beltsville, MD250 contributions
    Proof that Lower Manhattan was built on the backs of Africans that were forced to work for free in America. The descendants should not have had to fight for their ancestors' remembrance. Please go see for yourself and watch the film.
    Written November 7, 2023
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  • Jack
    Old Bethpage, NY760 contributions
    Fearless Girl is an iconic statue in front of the New York Stock Exchange. The statue represents the power that woman have in this country and to show how strong they are. Fearless Girl is a must see and I recommend visiting the statue.
    Written November 19, 2023
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  • Tom J
    London, UK1,577 contributions
    There are many things to see and do in Central Park but if history is the aim, Cleopatras Needle provides the best option! At over 3500 years old it is truly remarkable how well this artefact has stood the test of time.

    A lovely spot close to the MET where you can sit on a bench and just admire the craftsmanship that it took all those years ago when this was created. The fact that the hieroglyphics are so well visible really gets the imagination racing especially considering this was created pre-Cleopatra herself!
    Written August 30, 2023
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  • Tom J
    London, UK1,577 contributions
    Dog statue in central park. It is situated in the park but shows up on the street on the map on TripAdvisor which isn't in the right spot.
    Written August 2, 2022
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  • therichastill
    Stevenage, UK2,556 contributions
    Rockefeller Plaza is close to Times Square and in the heart of the entertainment area of Manhattan. I had never realised it was a thing until I had seen the TV show 30 Rock.

    I visited in October 2023 and the area was buzzing with people. There were plenty of tourists like me about and there were also people going about their business.

    It's a nice, paved area and plenty of places to sit and relax after walking around the city that never sleeps.
    Written December 2, 2023
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  • therichastill
    Stevenage, UK2,556 contributions
    Hans Christian Andersen was a Danish author. There is a statue remembering him in Central Park, it's not far from the Alice In Wonderland statue.

    Andersen was responsible for such stories as Thumbelina, the Princess and the Pea and the Little Mermaid. He was also the author of the Ugly Duckling which is commemorated as part of the statue.

    There are benches surrounding his statue and there is also space on his bench welcoming you to join him.

    This statue will resonate with children and adults alike as we remember the stories he created, some of which have been reimagined by Disney and other studios

    When I visited there was a sign saying there is storytime close to the statue on Saturdays. It's good that his stories live on....
    Written November 18, 2023
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  • Louis F
    Altus, OK999 contributions
    Very poignant memorial to the Merchant Mariner's who have sacrificed a lot in service. The memorial is easy to miss if there are long lines waiting for the boat to the Statue of Liberty.
    Written April 26, 2023
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  • TAMAN1951
    Liberty Lake, WA6,465 contributions
    Remaining piece of original World Trade Centre destroyed on September 11,2001.

    Nice park and worth a brief stop to reflect.
    Written September 30, 2023
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  • Gordon B
    Netanya, Israel850 contributions
    Poignant and humbling.It certainly reflects the feeling of him and the rest who were caught up in 9/11 and indeed in all the tragedies of the past.
    Written May 4, 2021
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