6. The Paparazzi Dogs Arrive in Greenwich Village
A reader tipped us off to the arrival of Gillie and Marc’s Paparazzi Dogs in the Village. After leaving the Pearl Street Triangle in DUMBO, the four sculptures have resettled at the Ruth Wittenberg Triangle, across from the Jefferson Market Garden. They are positioned with their cameras aimed at the historic C.O. Bigelow Apothecaries, which is the oldest surviving apothecary in the United States, and known for its A-list clientele. The Paparazzi Dogs, named Joel, Charlie Rocky and Samuel, were created deliberately to be photographed by the paparazzi, to explain “the pack mentality of the media, and how we hunt celebrities to get their photo.” No word on how long the four sculptures will be on view. They are located at the intersection of Greenwich Avenue, Avenue of the Americas, and Eighth Street. While you’re there, take a walk up Greenwich Avenue and visit Tiles for America.