Monday, September 12, 2011

Pen Vs. Sword

Pretty close by my apartment along Central Park East, there's a stone bench and engraving commemorating Arthur Brisbane. I did a double take (a happy one) when I read the title under his name: American Editor and Patriot.

It's not every day that you get an entire bench dedicated to an editor. Statues in this country typically involve men on horses with swords, so I was pretty jazzed to see Mr. Brisbane looking down 5th Avenue all serious and editorial, like he can't wait to rip a few commas out of some copy. 

Now that editors are getting their fair shake, I'll just note that I hope my statue looks more like Andy Warhol standing in Union Square:


  1. Hey, good one! Go, Arty Brisby! I did the google on him:

    When you find a statue in NYC of a woman who was also in the arts, lemme know...

  2. ha! will be on the look out ladybug!