10. Bowling Green
The Axelrods share a little Pax on the fence of Bowling Green, New York City’s oldest public park which is across from “Ellis Eads Hall,” a symphony hall in the show. The fence dates back to before the American Revolution, originally constructed to protect the statue of George III at Bowling Green, which was subsequently knocked down by a mob of soldiers and civilians in 1776. The fence ornaments were melted down for ammunition. The Bowling Green fence is one of New York City’s more surprising landmarks.
Bobby tells Lara, “Look at that. That is such a shitty name on such a great building,” which sets up some of the action for the episode. As we’ll discover, Bobby has some axe to grind with the Eads, who have the naming rights to the symphony hall in perpetuity.