George Washington is the most “monumentalized” person in New York City with seven statues, starting with the statue of him and the Marquis de Lafayette in Manhattan’s Morningside Park, the two statues on the arch in Washington Square, a statue in Union Square, one in Flushing Meadows/Corona Park in Queens, one in Williamsburg Bridge Plaza in Brooklyn and the enormous figure outside Federal Hall.
There are two people who have five monuments.
- Abraham Lincoln can be found outside the New York Historical Society at 77th and Central Park West, in the underside of the monumental arch in Brooklyn’s Grand Army Plaza, in the north end of Union Square, in the Concert Grove section of Prospect Park and outside the Lincoln Houses at 135th and Madison.
- Christopher Columbus can be found at East 183rd and Crescent in the Bronx, at the approach of the Triborough Bridge in Queens, at Columbus Circle and in Central Park in Manhattan and at Columbus Park in Brooklyn.
Alexander Hamilton can be found at East Drive and 73rd in Central Park, at (naturally) Hamilton Grange, on the Columbia campus and at the Museum of the City of New York.
The Marquis de Lafayette has three statues, if you count the monument to him and Washington at Morningside Park in Manhattan. There also are figures of the marquis in Union Square and Prospect Park.
And numerous figures have doubled up on monuments.
- Henry Ward Beecher has a statue outside his old stomping grounds, Plymouth Church in Brooklyn, and one in Cadman Plaza, also in Brooklyn.
- Ludwig van Beethoven can be found in Central Park and the Concert Grove of Brooklyn’s Prospect Park.
- DeWitt Clinton can be found in Green-Wood Cemetery and at the Museum of the City of New York.
- Ulysses S. Grant, the top Union commander by the end of the Civil War, is set in the underside of the monumental arch in Brooklyn’s Grand Army Plaza, and also as a more traditional statue in Brooklyn’s Grant Park.
- Horace Greeley can be found on 32nd Street, between Broadway and Sixth and in City Hall Park.
- The former mayor Fiorello LaGuardia can be found as a bust outside the LaGuardia Houses at Madison and Clinton and as an energetic full figure outside a strip mall on LaGuardia Place between Bleecker and West 3rd.
- Thomas Moore can be found at Prospect Park and at Central Park.
- Peter Stuyvesant can be found at Second Avenue and 10th and in Stuyvesant Square.