Pilgrim Hill

Sammy and the City Pilgrim Hill

I’m standing on “Pilgrim Hill” in NYC – a glorious spot, to be sure (near 72nd street and Fifth Avenue). Look how fantastically beautiful! Those gorgeous Cherry Blossom trees are in full bloom. Actually, Japan gave the U.S. over 3,000 trees as a token of friendship – back in 1912. (In different cultures, cherry blossom trees signify power, innocence,... Read More

Balto

Balto Central Park Feature

The Statue of Balto is dedicated to the sled dog who traveled more than 670 miles through an Alaskan blizzard to save children from the diphtheria epidemic. Balto is a children’s favorite– remember the animated film (a true story) about the dog Balto? Balto was sculptured by Frederick George Richard Roth and placed in Central Park in 1925. Balto was a Siberian Husky sled... Read More

Walter Scott

Walter Scott Literary Walk

The Statute of Walter Scott was sculptured by Sir John Steell (1804-1891), in 1871. The bronze statue is located on the east side on the Literary Walk of the Mall. Location: East Side on 66th Street on the Literary Walk at the Mall.  Read More

William Shakespeare

Wiliam Shakespeare Central Park

The Statute of William Shakespeare was sculptured by John Quincy Adams Ward (1830-1910), and Architect by Jacob Wrey Mould, and placed in Central Park in 1872. The bronze statue is located on the east side on the Literary Walk of the Mall. Location: East Side on the Literary Walk of the Mall at 66th Street.  Read More

Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus

The Statute of Christopher Columbus was sculptured by Jeronimo Sunol   (1839-1902), and placed in Central Park in 1894. The bronze statue is located on the east side on the Literary Walk of the Mall. Location: East Side on the Literary Walk of the Mall at 66th Street.  Read More