Seems like there was an era (maybe it is not really over) when all big new buildings had to have a statue of some kind in front of them.
This is what stands in front of the big building that also houses Norman Thomas High School ( most students there probably don't know who Norman Thomas was...well, maybe I am being a little too cynical).
Do you like this piece of statuary? I have no reaction to it at all hardly...I barely give it a second glance when I pass by. Guess that means it wouldn't matter if it weren't there.