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Parks Department Cleans Up Historic Staten Island Statues

By Nicholas Rizzi | August 1, 2013 10:18am
 The Parks Department spruced up three statues in Livingston and Tompkinsville.
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STATEN ISLAND — The Parks Department has spruced up several historic statues in Tompkinsville and Livingston.

The Parks Department rounded up graduate student interns to clean and polish three historic statues in the borough Wednesday, part of the The Citywide Monuments Conservation Program.

In Snug Harbor Cultural Center, the CMCP cleaned up the Neptune Fountain and monumental bronze statue of founder Robert Richard Randall.

The Randall statue was an original piece by master sculptor Augusus Saint-Gaudens, finished in 1884, the Parks Department said. The Neptune Fountain depicts the Roman god ready to strike a serpent, and is a reproduction from 1994 of the original 1893 zinc statue on display inside Snug Harbor.

Aside from Snug Harbor, the CMCP also spruced up The Hiker statue in Tompkinsville Park. The life-sized bronze statue honors local soldiers who fought in the Spanish-American war, the Parks Department said.