Arthur Brisbane

Along the Fifth Avenue perimeter wall at 101st Street stands this pink granite memorial to Arthur Brisbane. A bench juts out below a sunken bas-relief portrait of the legendary American newspaper editor and executive.

Early in his career, Brisbane served as a journalist and editor for Charles A. Dana's newspaper, the Sun. In 1896, he became Sunday editor of New York World whose publisher was Joseph Pulitzer. He was also known for penning editorials in William Randolph Hearst's rival paper, the New York Journal.

The monument was created by sculptor Richmond Barthe and dedicated in 1939, just three years after Brisbane’s death.


East Side at 101st Street & 5th Avenue

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