Statue of William Seward (1801-72); an early abolitionist who became NY
governor (1838-42) and a U.S. senator (1848-61), he served as secretary of
state under Lincoln and Andrew Johnson. He's most remembered for paying Russia
$7 million for Alaska in 1867.
Making the statue in 1876, sculptor Randolph Rogers re-used cast of Lincoln
signing the Emancipation Proclamation for the body; Seward was actually short
with a large head.
Roscoe Conkling statue: A U.S. senator and Republican machine boss who fell
victim to the Great Blizzard of 1888. This bronze was done of him in 1893 by
John Quincy Adams Ward.
Shake Shake is a hamburger restaurant run by Danny Meyer, the owner of Eleven Madison, another great
(and expensive) restaurant nearby.