The Day The Bronx Came To Be

On this date, back in 1639, a Danish farmer named Jonas Bronck purchased 50 acres of land just north of Manhattan. Describing his new home Bronck wrote: “The invisible hand of the Almighty Father, surely guided me to this beautiful country, a land covered with virgin forest and unlimited opportunities. It is a veritable paradise …

Statues for Equality in NYC

On this video-tour we see how Australian artists Gillie and Marc’s Statues for Equality aim to balance gender representation in public art, and honor women’s contributions to society. In New York City, less than 3% of statues are female, with Sydney and London following suit with 4% and 3% respectively. Gillie and Marc are on …