13. Kneeler by Joy Brown in the Garment District

Kneeler by Joy Brown, a public art installation in the Garment District
Photo by Alexandre Ayer / @DiversityPics for the Garment District Alliance.

A friendly 6-foot tall figure can now be found kneeling in the heart of the Garment District on Broadway between 39th and 40th Streets. Called Kneeler, the large bronze figure by artist Joy Brown invites people to touch, play, or even sit on it. Brown’s signature style of bronze sculptures is inspired by a Japanese aesthetic.

The Kneeler’s presence is meant to evoke “a universal spirit of harmony and optimism that transcends culture, gender, and age.” The sculpture will be on view through August 31st as part of Garment District Art on the Plazas, a year-round public art program.