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New York Is Building a New Monument to Women’s History—And It Wants the Public’s Help

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New York City is planning to build a new public monument to a woman or group of women who have made important contributions to the city’s history—and officials are asking for help choosing a potential subject.

On Wednesday, as Abigail Weinberg reports for AM New York, New York City first lady Chirlane McCray announced an initiative called She Built NYC, which will commission a public monument or artwork on city property. According to the project’s website, nominees should be a person, group or event with significant connections to New York City history.

New York residents can submit their suggestions at women.nyc until August 1. After that point, reports Andy Battaglia of ArtNews, an advisory panel will review the nominations and make its decision in consultation with the Department of Cultural Affairs, which has committed up to $10 million to the project. The subject of the monument, and the artist selected to create it, will be announced in January.

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