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30 New York Statues Sport Cloaks To Promote NBC's The Cape (GALLERY)

New York Statues Sport Cloaks To Promote NBC's The Cape Seen On www.coolpicturegallery.us above: The James Stranahan statue donning NBC's promotional "cape" New York Statues Sport Cloaks To Promote NBC's The Cape Seen On www.coolpicturegallery.us As part of a marketing push for the new NBC series "The Cape" (two-hour premiere tonight, Sunday, January 9, 9-11p.m. ET), 30 New York public statues and monuments have been cloaked in black fabric capes accompanied by a temporary kiosk or plaque that gives a brief mention of the figure's history along with the story of The Cape (Vince Faraday, a valiant cop framed for murder played by David Lyons) - linking the two "heroes". New York Statues Sport Cloaks To Promote NBC's The Cape Seen On www.coolpicturegallery.us The blue-black capes began appearing on statues all over the city on Januaray 5th. City Parks Department officials allowed NBC executives to create hype for "The Cape" by draping the frocks on sculptures of historic figures until Sunday in exchange for a $120,000 donation to maintain public art. The locations: New York Statues Sport Cloaks To Promote NBC's The Cape Seen On www.coolpicturegallery.us NBC's interactive map tells you which statues have been cloaked. Vickie Karp, Director of Public Information for New York City Parks & Recreation, says "The new NBC series is a novel way to remind even the most jaded New Yorker that heroes are all around us." For those of you who don't live in New York, here's a look at some of the various "caped" statues: President Lincoln: New York Statues Sport Cloaks To Promote NBC's The Cape Seen On www.coolpicturegallery.us New York Statues Sport Cloaks To Promote NBC's The Cape Seen On www.coolpicturegallery.us Admiral David Farragut: New York Statues Sport Cloaks To Promote NBC's The Cape Seen On www.coolpicturegallery.us Frederick Douglass: New York Statues Sport Cloaks To Promote NBC's The Cape Seen On www.coolpicturegallery.us Christopher Colombus: New York Statues Sport Cloaks To Promote NBC's The Cape Seen On www.coolpicturegallery.us New York Statues Sport Cloaks To Promote NBC's The Cape Seen On www.coolpicturegallery.us Harriet Tubman: New York Statues Sport Cloaks To Promote NBC's The Cape Seen On www.coolpicturegallery.usNew York Statues Sport Cloaks To Promote NBC's The Cape Seen On www.coolpicturegallery.us Jose Bonifacio de Andrada e Silva: New York Statues Sport Cloaks To Promote NBC's The Cape Seen On www.coolpicturegallery.usNew York Statues Sport Cloaks To Promote NBC's The Cape Seen On www.coolpicturegallery.us Eleanor Roosevelt: New York Statues Sport Cloaks To Promote NBC's The Cape Seen On www.coolpicturegallery.us George M Cohan: New York Statues Sport Cloaks To Promote NBC's The Cape Seen On www.coolpicturegallery.us Horace Greeley: New York Statues Sport Cloaks To Promote NBC's The Cape Seen On www.coolpicturegallery.us General Fowler: New York Statues Sport Cloaks To Promote NBC's The Cape Seen On www.coolpicturegallery.us Fiorello LaGuardia: New York Statues Sport Cloaks To Promote NBC's The Cape Seen On www.coolpicturegallery.us James Stranahan: New York Statues Sport Cloaks To Promote NBC's The Cape Seen On www.coolpicturegallery.us New York Statues Sport Cloaks To Promote NBC's The Cape Seen On www.coolpicturegallery.us William Henry Seward: New York Statues Sport Cloaks To Promote NBC's The Cape Seen On www.coolpicturegallery.us Statue visitors will also be able to enter the “Hero Behind the Cape” giveaway contest using FourSquare and Twitter. Participants can enter the sweepstakes by visiting any one of the 30 caped statues all over New York City and checking in via their FourSquare account. Also, visitors can enter by taking a photo of themselves at any of the statue locations and posting their photo to Twitter. Users will simply need to direct message the official Twitter handle (www.twitter.com/NBCTheCape) or use the hashtag #herobehindthecape when they post their picture. You'll have a tough time beating Pete Labrozzi, though. New York Statues Sport Cloaks To Promote NBC's The Cape Seen On www.coolpicturegallery.usNew York Statues Sport Cloaks To Promote NBC's The Cape Seen On www.coolpicturegallery.us above: Pete Labrozzi has been diligently posting images of himself in front of the statues for the past few days. You can get directions to all the cloaked statue locations here Of course, had they cloaked Lady Liberty, I'd reeeeally be impressed. New York Statues Sport Cloaks To Promote NBC's The Cape Seen On www.coolpicturegallery.us above: digital art by laura sweet Special thanks to the following sites and blogs for the images: http://www.dnainfo.com/ http://online.wsj.com http://www.nydailynews.com http://www.brooklynpaper.com http://www.wnyc.org http://gothamist.com/2011/01/05/citys_statues_get_caped.php http://emanatepr.com http://prospectheights.patch.com/

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