With all of the hustle and bustle involved with navigating New York City, it’s easy to overlook the many points of historic beauty that line streets and dot parks. Statues and monuments can be found all over NYC, from huge landmarks such as the Columbus Circle monument to the picturesque sculptures that line 5th Avenue on the Upper East Side. Here are our top picks.
Unofficially referred to as ‘Grant’s Tomb’, the General Grant National Memorial commemorates the 18th President of the United States, Ulysses S. Grant. The tomb is where Grant was laid to rest, and it was completed in 1897 in Riverside Park. The tomb and memorial have been under the management of the National Park Service since 1958, and this memorial remains a highly-visited New York City landmark today.