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Monument to Suffrage Pioneers to Break Central Park ‘Bronze Ceiling’

Monument to Suffrage Pioneers to Break Central Park ‘Bronze Ceiling’

BY TEQUILA MINSKY | The Nov. 6 morning gathering of nearly 150 on the northwest corner of Literary Walk on the Mall in Central Park commemorated a momentous date: the 100-year anniversary of the law that granted women in New York State the right to vote. City Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver, along with a cadre […]

Why Does New York Honor So Few Women in Monuments?

Why Does New York Honor So Few Women in Monuments?

BY TEQUILA MINSKY | The March weather was brisk, but with sunny skies the day mostly cooperated with the desire of participants to soak in the rare women who merited statuary recognition in New York. “I’m disgusted that every public dedication for bridges, roads, airports are named for men,” Vilma Nelson said of her reasons […]

Honoring Joan of Arc’s UWS Statue, Pushing for More to Commemorate Women

Honoring Joan of Arc’s UWS Statue, Pushing for More to Commemorate Women

BY TEQUILA MINSKY | On December 3, students from M.S. 256, which is housed in the Joan of Arc Educational Complex, walked the few blocks from their Upper West Side location to their school’s namesake — the Joan of Arc statue at the foot of West 93rd Street and Riverside Drive. They were to be a part […]