Did you know? Names of Two Lions at the library

Besides the Statue of Liberty, NYC has many iconic monuments, like the two lions - "Patience" and "Fortitude" found at the New York Public Library at Bryant Park. During the 1930s, Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia named them Patience and Fortitude for the qualities he felt New Yorkers would need to survive the economic depression. These names have withstood the test of time. Patience still guards the south side of the library's steps, and Fortitude sits, unwavering, to the north.