Miracle on 34th Street – Right Light Sculpture

A very life like sculpture of a painter stands on 34th Street between 3rd Avenue and Lexington outside a small public plaza. The sculpture is called ‘Right Light’ by Seward Johnson. The painter in the sculpture is rendering the scene in front of him. I can only imagine how many people have said “excuse me” after they bumped into him. The artist, John Seward Johnson, started as a painter, but switched to sculpture. He has more than 450 life sized bronze sculptures in collections and in cities throughout the world. His most famous sculpture is “Embracing Peace”, a casting of… Read More

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Miracle on 34th Street – Think Big Sculpture

The Think Big sculpture sits on 34th Street staring into the sky. It is located in front of 222 E. 34th Street at The Anthem (a luxury apartment building). The sculpture is by Jim Rennert. He hopes to inspire everyone who works hard every day to achieve their dreams and goals with this fun piece of art. The sculpture has been in a few places in the city including Union Square, but sits on 34th Street for the forseeable future. If you see this 12 foot tall sculpture, take a picture and upload it with the hashtag #DoYouThinkBig  You can… Read More

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Miracle on 34th St – Spot!

NYU Langone Hospital has a children’s hospital at 34th Street, the Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital. The newest children’s hospital in NYC provides inpatient and outpatient care for children who have rare and complex conditions, as well as more common childhood illnesses. The hospital has installed a large sculpture near the front door that adds a bit of fun to what can be an upsetting and frightening experience: Spot!. A 38 foot tall sculpture of a dalmatian balancing a taxi on her nose. And yep, it is a real NYC taxi. The scuplture is by Donald Lipski, a NY artist living in… Read More

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James Batterson, sculpture, insurance agency founder

 James Goodwin Batterson (23 February 1823 in Bloomfield, Connecticut – 18 September 1901 in Hartford, Connecticut) was an American designer and builder, the owner of New England Granite Works from 1845 and a founder in 1863 of Travelers Insurance Company, both in Hartford, Connecticut. He introduced casualty insurance in the United States, for which he was posthumously inducted into the Insurance Hall of Fame (1965). His real contribution to New York City is in the use of all that Granite and Stone. Before the Civil War he designed and built the monument to Gen. William J. Worth, New York City… Read More

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