Brooklyn, New York: Tribute to New York City's Sewer Alligator

An alligator with human hands emerges from a manhole cover to devour a man in a suit with a bag of money for a head. Made of bronze, sculpted by Tom Otterness. In 1935 an alligator crawled out of a manhole in Harlem and was promptly beaten to death.

Address:
Metrotech Center, Brooklyn, NY
Directions:
On the south side of Metrotech Centers east-west pedestrian walkway, midway between Jay St. and Myrtle Ave. Look for the small, circular, tiled plaza; the alligator is in the center.
Admission:
Free
RA Rates:
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Sewer gator.

Tribute to New York City's Sewer Alligator

Pretty comical and was a little difficult to find. The pedestrian walkway is actually a split median pedestrian street. It's right in front of MetroTech Center, #2.

[Bryan Akers, 06/08/2017]

The bronze sculpture is by Tom Otterness.


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