Love Sculpture in a Day

Love Sculpture in a Day

Even though it’s dwarfed by the surrounding skyscrapers, Robert Indiana’s iconic LOVE statue still makes a statement in Midtown Manhattan. I love this simple reminder to love in the middle of the hustle and bustle of one of the city’s most clinical neighborhoods. The bright red pop of color juxtaposes the monochromatic buildings nicely.

Why You Should Visit the LOVE Sculpture

Icons NYC in a Day Iconic: New York may not be the only city with a LOVE statue (or even the first!), but this iconic sculpture is still a highly sought out attraction.

  Photographic: Tilt-y giant letters that spell out L-O-V-E in the center of Manhattan? How could this not be Insta-worthy? If it hadn’t been created decades ago, you might think it was made for selfies!

Kid Friendly NYC in a Day  Kid Friendly: Kids love posing for photos on and around the whimsical letters.

  Shopping/Fashion: 5th Avenue Shopping District is only one block away. So if you’re planning on shopping the day away, take a quick break for an awesome photo op.

Artsy NYC in a Day  Artsy: Famous artist Robert Indiana created New York City’s love sculpture back in the 1970s. He’s since created dozens all over the world. The image has also been reproduced and print and is even featured on a postage stamp.

Foodie NYC in a Day  Foodie: For the best Halal cart in the city, head to the nearby Halal Guys for a cheap lunch.


Cost NYC in a Day How Much Does the LOVE Sculpture Cost?/Money Savers: The sculpture is free to visit!


Time Commitment NYC in a Day How Much Time Should I Spend at the LOVE Sculpture?/Time Savers:

Fly-By NYC in a Day Fly-By: 5 minutes

In-Depth NYC in a Day  In-Depth: 15 minutes


Why You Should Skip NYC in a Day  Why You Should Skip:

Not many travelers head up to Midtown to take a photo with the LOVE sculpture, but swing by if you happen to be shopping on nearby 5th Avenue, or visiting MoMA, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, or Top of the Rock anyway.


When to Go NYC in a Day  When to Go to the LOVE Sculpture:    

Anytime is a great time to visit the LOVE sculpture.


How to Get to NYC in a Day  How to Get to the LOVE Statue:

Walking NYC in a Day  Walking: Head to 6th Avenue and 55th Street to check out this sculpture.

Subway NYC in a Day  Subway: Take the E or M trains to 5th Avenue/53rd Street.

Taxi NYC in a Day  Taxi/Car: If you can avoid taking a taxi or car in Midtown, I recommend it. If you’re headed here from the west side of Manhattan, a cross-town car isn’t a bad idea.

Bus NYC in a Day Bus: If you’re on the west side of the city, take the M37 or the M51 crosstown buses to 6th Avenue. The M1, M2, M3, and M4 buses travel up 4th and 4th Avenues to 57th Street. The M5 and M7 buses travel north on 6th Avenue (Avenue of the Americas) to 57th Street. If you can avoid the bus, opt for the subway instead.


Alternate Ways to See Attractions NYC in a Day  Related Attractions/Other Ways to See: 

Check out Robert Indiana’s nearby HOPE sculpture on W. 53rd and 7th Avenue.

What public art do you love visiting in New York City? Respond in the comments, I’d love to know!

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