NYC Parks and Recreation recently announced that an eight-block stretch of the Broadway Malls in Harlem was restored from West 145th Street through West 153rd Street. The restoration project was completed six months ahead of schedule and was funded with capital allocations of $605,000 from Borough President Stringer and $91,000 from Mayor Bloomberg. The NYC Parks & Recreation was a partner as well in this project.
“The stretch of malls on Broadway between 145th Street and 153rd Street [in Harlem] were well deserving of a restoration and beautification,” said Robert Herrmann, Chairman of the Broadway Mall Association in a news release. “The Broadway Mall Association maintains almost five miles of parkland along the Upper West Side…”
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If you’re up on 137th Street and Broadway this weekend you may see a giant pair of Sheep? Or if you head 20 blocks south on Broadway you may witness A Conversation…in large form? Don’t panic if you see animals in mass along Broadway! It’s actually Peter Woytuk on Broadway, a major exhibition of bronze sculptures, being displayed on the Upper Westside, West Harlem and Washington Heights.
The sculptures from this exhibition located in West Harlem include: Bridging the Gap at Broadway and 114th Street; A Conversation at Broadway at 117th Street; Sheep Pair at 137th Street Montefiore Park; and A Rail of Ravens on Broadway between 139th to 140th Streets.
Who is Peter Woytuk? Apparently, he is globally known for his sculptures of animals. He “cleverly reduces their shapes to essential forms, allowing the power and elegance of his subjects to become both graceful and whimsical expressions of mass.”
So who needs to head South in Manhattan to see interesting sculptures when all us Harlemites have to do is head West from October 21, 2011, through April 2012 to see Peter Woytuk on Broadway! Check out the map below of all the animal sculptures along Broadway!
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