There's a new Harriet Tubman statue at the intersection of 122nd St., St. Nicholas Ave, and Frederick Douglass Blvd. In looking up information about the sculpture I've seen that intersection referred to as Harriet Tubman Square, Harriet Tubman Triangle and Harriet Tubman Plaza. I've yet to hear anyone actually call it any of those names. What was just a concrete triangle earlier this year is now an attractive, landscaped triangle of stone, granite and a sculpture. I believe the sculpture is part of the mayor's plaNYC program to wrest more green space from the city's streets. It's a well-done sculpture. The several people that walked by while I was taking these photos mentioned how much the liked it.
I don't have a clever transition to this next item. As I usually do on Wednesday mornings on the walk to the bus, I bought the paper from the woman at the "news stand", that is stack of newspapers on milk crates, across the street. Unlike most mornings there was a guy aggressively panhandling. He waved an empty coffee cup in my face and asked for change. He had a really nice haircut. Really nice. Like a hundred dollars every few weeks kind of nice. I did not know what to make of that but he did not get any change.