“The Commuters” by George Segal
Ah, the Port Authority. As cleaned up as Manhattan has become, the bus station still reeks of a little sleaze. Maybe it’s the divey commuter bar, or the in house bowling alley, but the bus station feels forever frozen in an ageless time.
Capturing the timeless hustle of bustle is George Segal’s “The Commuters.” Similar in style to his “Gay Liberation Monument” in Christopher Square, the three bronze with white patina statues depict commuters waiting for the bus, about to walk through an open door with a clock set at 3:00 o’clock and the words “NEXT DEPARTURE.”
Who: George Segal
What: The Commuters
Where: Port Authority Bus Terminal, 8th avenue between 40th and 41st Streets