Arthur Brisbane

Along the Fifth Avenue perimeter wall 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 by publisher 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 Barthé and dedicated in 1939, three years after Brisbane’s death.