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Public Art in Western Queens


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Athens Square Park Statues
Athena in Athens Square Park in Astoria

Athena in Athens Sauare Park in Astoria

(c) Meg Cotner

There are a couple of beautiful statues in Athens Square Park on 30th Avenue and 30th Street in Astoria - one of Athena and one of Socrates. The mayor of Athens in 1998, Demetris Avramopoulos, gave this statue of Athena - a replica of the Piraeus Athena from c. 350 BC - to the City of New York. Sculptors Stavros Georgopoulos and Spiro Goggakis created this bronze copy of Athena. The bronze statue of Socrates was designed by artist Anthony Frudakis.

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