Jaume Plensa's "Echo," a sculpture of an elongated, rather mystical girl's head, has just been installed in Madison Square Park. It's a fascinating work of art, and if you're in the neighborhood, you should definitely take a look. (At 44' it's hard to miss.) Here's the link to an article in today's Times about it: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/08/arts/design/jaume-plensa-and-monumental-figurative-sculptures.html?_r=1&scp=2&sq=madison+square+park&st=nyt
And by the way, see the skinny little sliver building with the balconies just to the right of the sculpture? Well, count five windows down from the top and that's where I live.
I can now say my apartment has appeared in the New York Times. Sort of.