Overlooked Manhattan: Dubuffet’s “Group of Four Trees”

Chase Plaza, between William and Broad Streets in Downtown Manhattan, offers that rare trifecta: light, space and art. 20150308_094110Jean Dubuffet’s Group of Four Trees dominates the space. 20150308_093840Made of fiberglass, aluminum and steel, Jean Dubeffet’s work was erected in 1972 and stands four stories tall.20150308_094010 20150308_093910 20150308_094032The sculpture is one of the 14,000 works in Chase Manhattan’s private collection.*20150308_093759This being one of the few that the public can see.

(*According to Manhattan’s Downtown Alliance)

Overlooked New York: Federal Hall National Memorial

Popular tourist destinations in Downtown Manhattan include the 911 Memorial, City Hall and Wall Street. 20140213_094318Even though many tourists stand in front of Federal Hall National Memorial, and take pictures of the statue of Washington on the steps, only a few actually go inside the historic site.20150217_105641This is odd because it’s not only free, but also quite warm.20150217_105302

20150217_104723There’s interesting things to learn. 20150217_104910 20150217_104938 20150217_105043And best of all – no guns are allowed.20150217_105447