Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Library Walk

Along Library Way on East 41st Street between Park Avenue and Fifth Avenue, the sidewalk is called Library Walk, a celebration of the world's great literature. In 1996, the New York Public Library, the Grand Central Partnership and the New Yorker Magazine convened a panel of esteemed lovers of the written word and came up with a collection of literary quotations. These quotes were cast in bronze by New York sculptor Gregg LeFevre and then laid out as sidewalk plaques on E41st Street in 1998. Featured above are some of the sidewalk plaques on the north side of the street. The facade of the New York Public Library is in the background in the first and fourth photos.


Anonymous said...

Love it Noel - thanks for taking me on the walk. I've always loved Emily Dickinson's work, and Yeats brought a tear to my eye. What a wonderful place to be. JanUK

Noel Y. C. said...

Glad you loved it, Jan.