Robert Garrison‘s bas-relief “Evening” suggests a siren southbound along Sixth Avenue on the west side of Rockefeller Center. For a great article and links on Art Deco sculpture, click here.


At 195 Broadway aka American Telephone & Telegraph Building, I often visit this sea-dweller who lacks wings but rides southbound astride a dolphin, ship in her right hand, and trident in left . . .


Like me, many have gazed at her, and she peers back out of the corners of her eyes. Because she’s along the route of every NYC ticker tape parade, she’s witnessed the feting of fellow water luminaries like Gertrude Ederle, Amelia Gade Corson, Carol Heiss, and more.



A few blocks south on Broadway this head appears just below these two letters, the last two in the name of a certain shipping company. Any ideas which one?

Photos, WVD.