Bronx, New York: Gates of the Famous from 1995

In response to the old, white male dominated Hall of Fame for Great Americans elsewhere in the Bronx, P.S. 15, in 1995, had created two 12-foot-high bronze gates festooned with heads of of the people it considered fame-worthy. MLK and JFK are expected, but look for Gloria Estefan, Ralph Nader, Roberto Clemente and Jim Henson. Some of the heads look crazy, others scary.

P.S. 15 Institute for Environmental Learning

Address:
Andrews Ave. N., Bronx, NY
Directions:
P.S. 15 Institute for Environmental Learning. On the west side of Andrews Ave. N. just north of its intersection with Hall of Fame Terrace.
Admission:
Free
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Gate faces.

Gates of the Famous from 1995

Very creepy. Looks more like souls of the damned than anyone famous. Luckily everybody is labeled to help you out.

[John, 02/18/2017]

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