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"The Statues of Artists Gate" Central Park Tip by nicolaitan

Central Park, New York City: 406 reviews and 745 photos

  Jose Marti
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The Central Park entrance at the 59th Street end of the Avenue of the Americas is called Artist's Gate, one of four on the south border. In 1933, mayor Fiorello LaGuardia renamed 6th Avenue to foster cooperation and unity among the nations of the western hemisphere and brought together at this gate famous statues of 3 American heroes. Most famous is the statue of Jose Marti at the moment of a fatal wound in battle. His right arm is held against his right chest wound as he pulls on the reins and the horse rears. Jose de San Martin and Simon Bolivar are featured on the other two statues.

Address: Central Park, New York, NY 10022
Directions: Bounded by Centeral Park West & 5th Ave. and W. 110thSt. & W. 59 th St.
Phone: (212) 310-6600

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  • Written Apr 29, 2007
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