This statue is one of two New York public statues that commemorate Horace Greeley. Greeley was a successful newspaper publisher as well as a strong social and political activist. He loudly supported labor unions and the abolition of slavery. His opinions towards Manifest Destiny were obvious in his famous quote, "Go West young man, go West." Both the New York Typographical Union and the Brooklyn Typographical Union commissioned the statue in 1892.Defeated as the Presidential Candidate for the Liberal Republican Party in 1872, he was a longtime abolitionist, founder and editor of the New York Tribune

Constructed, 1892