LOWER MANHATTAN - page 2

Want to know what wonderful museums, historical museum houses, sculptures you will encounter in Lower Manhattan, check the neighborhood you want to visit below. We provide a guide of museum, sculptures by neighborhoods.

 

National Museum of American Indian by architect Cass Gilbert. Official name is the George Gustav Heye Center. It is part of the Smithsonian Institutions.
National Museum of American Indian by architect Cass Gilbert
Finance Museum, American Finance Museum,
Museum of American Finance designed by Benjamin Wistar Morris

FINANCIAL DISTRICT

(boundaries: Chambers St to Southern tip of Manhattan; East River to Broadway)

Financial heart of the American economy

One of the central reasons for New York’s growth, from the beginning when it was New Amsterdam, is the Financial District. This is a guide of the museums, parks and sculptures you will discover in the Financial District area.

MUSEUMS/HISTORICAL HOUSES

PARKS/ARBORETUM/GARDENS/PRESERVES

  • CITY HALL PARK- Broadway, Park Row & Chambers St.,
    • HORACE GREELEY STATUE- by Alexander Doyle
    • NATHAN HALE- by Frederick MacMonnies
    • CITY HALL FOUNTAIN by Jacob Wrey Mould
  • 9/11 MEMORIAL- National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center, One Liberty Plaza (212) 312-8800
  • ONE WORLD OBSERVATORY, Vessey Street & West, (844) OWO-1776
  • BOWLING GREEN- Broadway & Whitehall Street
    • CHARGING BULL by Arturo DiModica
  • FEDERAL HALL NATIONAL MEMORIAL- 26 Wall Street, New York, NY

SOUTH STREET SEAPORT

(boundaries: N- Dover Street/South Street; S- Front Street) 

A designated historic district

In 1812 Peter Schermerhorn built 12 Federal-style warehouses and this development became known as Schermerhorn Row. Goods from all over the world arrived on the East River and they were transferred to these warehouses. This is a list of the museums, parks and sculptures you will encounter in the South Street Seaport area.

MUSEUMS/HISTORICAL HOUSES &  DISTRICT

  • SOUTH STREET SEAPORT MUSEUM 17 Fulton Street, (212)748-8600- some exhibits at Bowne Printers (209 Water Street)
  • SOUTH STREET SEAPORT HISTORICAL DISTRICT- south of Fulton and along FDR Drive

South Street Museum, Seaport Museum NYC,
South Street Seaport Museum
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SoHo

(boundaries: N- Houston St.; S- Canal St.; W- Sixth Ave.; E- Crosby St.)

A Cast-Iron Historic District

SoHo is the acronym for South of Houston. Today, one can see the beauty of these cast iron buildings since it is a historic district. This is a guide of the museums, parks and sculptures you will discover in the SoHo area.

MUSEUMS/HISTORICAL HOUSES

TriBeCa

(boundaries: N-Canal Street; S - Vesey Street; E- Broadway; W- Hudson River)

Triangle Below Canal

Tribeca is the acronym for Triangle Below Canal Street. This is a list of the museums, parks and sculptures you will find in TriBeCa area.

MUSEUMS/HISTORICAL HOUSES

PARKS/ARBORETUM/GARDENS/PRESERVES

  • ALBERT CAPSOUTO PARK- Laight St. Canal St. & Varick Street
    • 114-foot long sculptural fountain- by Elyn Zimmerman
One of the smallest museums you will find in NYC.
Mmuseum 1 & 2
Gandhi, Kantilal B. Patel, Union Square sculpture
Mohandas Gandhi by Kantilal B. Patel
Drinking Fountain at Union Square,

UNION SQUARE

(boundaries: S- 14th Str.; W- Union Square West; N- 17th Street; E- Union Square East)

Union Square, named by the union of Broadway (formerly Old Bloomingdale Road) and Fourth Avenue (formerly known as Bowery Road), runs from 14th Street to 17th Street. This is a guide of the museums, parks and sculptures you will discover in the Union Square area.

MUSEUMS/HISTORICAL HOUSES

PARKS/ARBORETUM/GARDENS/PRESERVES

  • UNION SQUARE PARK- 14th to 17th Streets; 4th Ave to University Place
    • ABRAHAM LINCOLN STATUE- by Henry Kirke Brown 
    • GEORGE WASHINGTON STATUE- oldest sculpture in NYC Parks collection by Henry Kirke Brown
    • INDEPENDENCE FLAGSTAFF- (or Charles F. Murphy Memorial Flagpole) commemorates 150th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence by Anthony De Francisci
    • JAMES FOUNTAIN OR UNION SQUARE DRINKING FOUNTAIN- by Karl Adolph Donndorf
    • MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE- by Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi
    • MOHANDAS GANDHI- sculpture by Kantilal B. Patel

WEST VILLAGE

(boundaries: W- Hudson River; E- Sixth Ave.; S- 14th St.; N- Houston St.)

West Village is known as “Little Bohemia” for many artists lived on these streets. West Village has been a neighborhood that has not changed, it still retains that “Bohemian” quality. This is a guide of the museums, parks and sculptures you will discover in the West Village area.

MUSEUMS/HISTORICAL HOUSES

PARKS/ARBORETUM/GARDENS/PRESERVES

  • JAMES J. WALKER PARK- Hudson Street, St. Luke’s Pl, Clarks
    • FIREMEN'S MEMORIAL SARCOPHAGUS dedicated to three fallen firemen of the Eagle Fire Engine Company No.13
  • WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK- 5th Avenue, Waverly Place, West 4th Street & Macdougal St.
    • WASHINGTON SQUARE ARCH- 5th Avenue by architect Stanford White
    • GEORGE WASHINGTON ACCOMPANIED BY FAME AND VALOR- by Hermon Atkins MacNeil
    • GEORGE WASHINGTON ACCOMPANIED BY WISDOM & JUSTICE- by Alexander Stirling Calder
    • ALEXANDER LYMAN HOLLEY STATUE-by John Quincy Adams Ward
    • GENERAL GIUSEPPE GARIBALDI- by Giovanni Tirini
  • CHRISTOPHER PARK- Christopher St., Grove St. W 4th Street
    • GAY LIBERATION- by George Segal
    • GENERAL PHILIP HENRY SHERIDAN- by Joseph Pollio
  • THE HIGHLINE- Gansevoort St. To W. 30 St. between Washington St. and 11 Ave. (also listed in our Chelsea section)
  • ABINGDON SQUARE - Hudson St. 8th Avenue, W. 12th Street
    • Abingdon Square Doughboy by Philip Martiny 
Chaim Gross, Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation
Chaim Gross sculpture
Gay Liberation, George Segal
Gay Liberation by George Segal

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