Peter Woytuk Entertaining the Upper West Side
November 4, 2011 A*RT!? Happens
Darcy was due for his booster shots yesterday, so as a responsible pet owner would, I got him an appointment at our regular vet on the Upper West Side. Being that I recently moved, I’m a bit further south now but I still decided to walk the 40 blocks there. To my surprise a new installation of Peter Woytuk sculptures were dancing up Broadway, entertaining Darcy and me the whole way there. Last year, around this same time I blogged about the Manolo Valdes sculptures that graced Broadway.
One of my favorites was “3 Big Apples”- a black, textured raven towering over the grates of the NYC subway, perched in the middle of traffic and balancing on three shiny, green apples. Granny Smiths, maybe?
A map next to each sculpture navigates the way through the overly colorful sculptures, starting at Columbus Circle and marching up to 166th Street. With a free audio tour, it makes for an economical outing or a more interesting way to stroll up Manhattan’s Upper West Side on a bright autumn day.
Darcy’s little Yorkie paws weren’t up for the 100 block hike but he did pose for a few pictures with the sculptures.
Entertaining commuters at the busy 72nd Street subway was “A Kiwi”. A shocking blue 18,000 lbs. of aluminum!
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