Fiorello La Guardia

  • Sculptor: Neil Estern
  • Dedicated: 1994
  • Medium and size: Bronze (life-size), granite pedestal (approximately 2.75 feet)
  • Location: East side of La Guardia place, north of Bleecker Street
  • Subway: A, B, C, D, E, F, V to West 4th

La Guardia

La Guardia and the Big Fish

In 1939, La Guardia was photographed with a 300-pound halibut at the Fulton Fish Market. Don’t ask me why.

La Guardia 
& halibut 

Cross References

  • La Guardia also plays a prominent role in the episode on Eleanor Roosevelt.
  • Outdoor Monuments of Manhattan has a vivid description of La Guardia from Time magazine (1942) and a note on the importance of looking at sculptures more than once.

Copyright (c) 2013 Dianne L. Durante