FREEDOM’S GATE, Bedford-Stuyvesant

by Kevin Walsh

Looking somewhat like a horseshoe or, perhaps, Star Trek’s Guardian of Forever is Freedom’s Gate, a sculpture by Philadelphia- based Charles Searles (1937-2004) at Fulton Street and Ralph Avenue at MacDonough Street, though you will not be transported to 1930 if you walk under the arch.

It’s just one of the many notable objects scattered around town–to find them, all you have to do is walk.




Jeff March 14, 2016 - 12:43 pm

Just a correction on the name of one of the streets listed in the location:
It is MacDougal Street. MacDonough Street is six (6) blocks to the north.

Sergey Kadinsky March 22, 2016 - 8:48 am

The park in which this sculpture stands is Chief Charles A. Joshua Plaza named after a local community activist who coordinated work between the neighborhood’s many nonprofits and kept ties with the Yoruba people in Nigeria.


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