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RECOMMENDED: Columbus Day in New York
We highly recommend making the six-story climb. The work provides a close-up, rarely seen perspective on the figure, which shows the wear and tear of city living. There are also views south on Broadway and east along Central Park South to the vanishing point—something we've previously seen only when arriving in Manhattan on the Roosevelt Island Tram.
The work also has an amusing effect on visitors. After taking pictures of the statue, people tend to respond to the surroundings by reclining on the couches and chairs, picking up today's newspaper or watching the television (tuned to CNN when we were there) and generally making themselves feel right at home.
We also advise image-searching Nishi before setting out. We were informed after we left that he was hanging out in the exhibit during our visit. Tickets are available at publicartfund.org through November 6.