Funky New Sculptures Land in Broadway Median; Official Unveiling Comes on Friday


“In Sync” by Kathy Ruttenberg, outside the 72nd street station. Image via Broadway Mall Association.

The Broadway Mall Association’s newest art exhibition is already on view outside several subway stops, but the official unveiling will occur on Friday. At 11 a.m., the artist will be on hand outside the 72nd Street station to discuss her “In Dreams Awake” exhibition. The sculptures are cast silicon bronze and some even have LED lights.

They’re at the following stops:

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    1. dannyboy says:

      I enjoyed “Snail’s Pace” at 96 street. A bit ironic given the pace at that intersection.

    2. Charles says:

      Awesome. I’ll check it out after I’ve finished pillaging Duane Read across the street.

      • dannyboy says:

        A better plan for the heist would be to 1) view FIRST, 2)rob, 3) make a clean getaway.

        Don’t emulate the bankrobber. He’s probably already caught.

        Enjoy the art!

    3. Wendy says:

      I don’t like that “In Sync” sculpture; even tho’ it reminds me of a sculpture of a Woman turning into a Tree – [of Greek myth]. Are the LED lights, made in U.S.A., ? Dunno what : silicon bronzee” is. Our subway system needs : more of public bathrooms; mo’ escalators & elevators; M.T.A. maps at certain stations, please. Remember when the M.T.A. fare cost 15 Cents ? Bon voyage.

      • dannyboy says:

        Silicon bronze is a low-lead brass alloy that is generally composed of 96 percent copper. The remainder can be made from silicon and a variety of other alloys such as manganese, tin, iron, or zinc. Silicon Bronze is known for its easy pouring ability, appealing surface finish and superior corrosion resistant properties, even when submerged in liquids and chemicals. Silicon Bronze was originally developed for the chemical industry but later expanded due to its good casting characteristics.

        Bon chance!

    4. jw says:

      Far less interactive and enjoyable than the giant bronze sculptures. Borderline creepy

    5. Lisa says:

      I think public art is great in general. But it needs to be sited in a thoughtful way. This sculpture hinders access to the subway from the south during high traffic times. It’s just right in the way.

    6. Felicia says:

      With all due respect,
      my dog leaves nicer objects
      near that subway stop.

      A haiku

    7. jerry says:

      In a nutshell…this is what’s wrong with public art. It adds nothing. Allocate whatever money is involved to caring for our city’s needy.

    8. pumpkinpie says:

      72nd Street’s ‘In Sync’ looks like a modern, mish-mashed, cross-referenced combo of Greek mythology’s Actaeon and Daphne (characters in 2 different myths).

    9. Westendal says:

      There’s a stop at 64th Street?

    10. Phoebe says:

      I love “In Sync.”

      Bon vivant!

    11. Maria Deasy says:

      Who is the artist? I see Kathy Ruttenberg credited in the photo caption, but not in the description of the art exhibition as a whole. Is she the artist of all the pieces? Thanks.

    12. William P Dunn says:

      They should spent the money fixing the streets on Broadway. I just came back from Detroit and even there the streets are in much better shape. This third rate “art” adds nothing to the quality of life.

      • Pedestrian says:

        Our city could do both but the mayor chooses not to. Many beautiful cities in Europe have fantastic street art and well maintained roads. They also have clean subways and elevators that work!

        DeBlasio and the City Council are much more interested in working for their big donors that the people who actually walk on the streets.

    13. LuluT says:

      I love this!!!

    14. Miranda says:

      Ms Mighty Mouse on 79th Street does not look very mighty since she’s missing her arms. Really makes this one, that is otherwise cute, a bit freaky. How many little kids are going to not want to cross on Broadway and 79th after they see this one?

    15. Wendy says:

      cool sculpture at W 79th Street and Broadway. I noticed it right away. Whey don’t they have something at W. 86th Street?

    16. Effy says:

      “In Sync” is lovely. Thank you, Kathy Ruttenberg! Makes the 72nd Street intersection happy and less run down. Much more interesting than the painted cows from years ago.