Beautiful New York

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Top 10 Greatest Public Fountains in NYC — #3

Bailey Fountain

03-01 Grand Army PlazaAt Grand Army Plaza, the northern entrance to Prospect Park in Brooklyn, stands this splendidly sprayed heroic-scale ode to Wisdom & Felicity, while rather imp-like interpretations of Neptune and Triton frolic in the waters below.  Cast in bronze and stone by Swarthout & Savage in 1932, Bailey Fountain is the fourth fountain to stand on the spot, after Electric Fountain, Dome Fountain, and the rather unfortunately named Fountain of the Golden Spray.


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