On Thursday morning, a ceremony organized by the local community celebrated the centennial of the Jean of Arc Statue. The monument itself was a tribute to the friendship of France and the US. Honoring the bond between these two countries is even more significant given the recent terrorist attacks in Paris.
The statue is in Riverside Park at Riverside drive and west 93rd street on Manhattan’s upper west side. The local community is raising funds to restore the statue to its original glory and towards that end has already raised $5,000 from neighbors.