Four New Statues of Women for NYC

While NYC is scattered with statues of notable men, there are very few of women—just five, in fact. She Built NYC is commissioning four new statues of historical and influential women: Billie Holiday, Dr Helen Rodríguez Trías, Elizabeth Jennings Graham and Katherine Walker. Each statue will be placed in the borough that each woman called home—from the Bronx to Staten Island. The project is ongoing, with She Built NYC (which is part of dedicated to increasing women’s representation in public art and monuments across the city. “We pledged to do better by the leaders, achievers and artists who have not gotten their due in the histories written by men,” Chirlane McCray, New York’s first lady, says. Read more at the New York Times.