Over the weekend we took a trip to Socrates Sculpture Park in Astoria, Queens, where we encountered Bundith Phunsombatlert’s piece Wayfinding: 100 NYC Public Sculptures. The site-specific project features signs of 100 public sculptures in New York City, and provides the distance and direction to each from the park. And what did we see among the New York Public Library’s lions and Astor Place’s Alamo?
It’s our Lincoln! That’s right, the bronze sculpture of Abraham Lincoln that proudly stands on our Central Park West entrance is just 2.07 miles from the Queens bank of the East River. We’re also collecting images of visitors posing with Lincoln (or Frederick Douglass, just outside of our 77th Street entrance) on Flickr, so add your photos there. Just don’t go trying to swim from Queens!