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Thompson Central Park New York Nyc Legend

NYC Legend

Tuesday, October 17 - Sunday, March 31



Urban myth comes to life in Union Square Park October 17th through March 2024 with the unveiling of public art installation, “NYC Legend.” The bronze sculpture by Swedish artist, Alexander Klingspor, in collaboration with Mollbrinks Gallery, features a life-sized alligator on the back of a manhole cover lid, drawing on the century-old myth of sewer alligators inhabiting the underbelly of New York City. In celebration, Thompson Central Park will introduce an intimate look behind Klingspor’s create process to bring his sculpture to life. The display, open through November, will debut within the ground floor atrium, inviting guests and visitors to learn more about New York City’s most intriguing urban legend, as well as Klingspor’s tactical artistic process. Also in support of the collaboration, Thompson Central Park is offering friends and supports of the exhibit preferred rates when booking by using the special offer code GATOR.