Madison Square ParkMadison Square is bordered by Fifth and Madison Avenues and 23rd and 26th Streets. Since its rededication in 2001 this park is once again one of the most enjoyable parks in Manhattan. From anywhere in the park you have a great view of the surrounding architectural landmarks.
The park is littered with mostly nineteenth-century statues. At the southeast corner of the park is a statue of Senator Roscoe Conkling, who froze to death during the great 1888 blizzard. Another politician, William H. Seward, is honored with a statue situated near the southeast border of the park. The former governor of New York is shown seated. At the north end of Madison Square Park stands yet another statue, designed by Augustus Saint-Gaudens and dedicated in 1880. It depicts the Civil War admiral David Farragut.
Between 1876 and 1882, the right arm and torch of the Statue of Liberty were on display in the park, in order to raise money for the erection of the statue.