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Good Guac, A Pregnant Best Friend And NYC Art That Scared The Living Daylights Out Of Me

Earlier today I headed into the city for an early lunch with my pregnant best friend. She works right next to an interview I was heading to and I couldn’t resist making plans. It’s her first baby and I am just SUPER excited for her. I will talk about the interview a little later on – when details are more finalized – but good things are happening.


Sylvia and I headed over to Dos Caminos to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a huge bowl of guacamole. Y-U-M. We caught up over a great meal and then I walked her back to her office. As we were walking, I saw something that scared the you-know-what out of me. A man standing on top of a building leaning over as if he was going to jump. I started to freak and my friend calmed me down. She showed me a few more “men” on rooftops from where we were standing. Turns out it’s a new outdoor art exhibit that’s going on all around NYC.



I did a little research online and it turns out that people are constantly calling the cops thinking these statues are real people. I mean, how could you NOT think they were real?

What do you think about the exhibit? I really got nervous before I found out it was all fake. And if I’m being honest, my college roommate committed suicide by jumping off a mountain, so I didn’t really find it amusing. It brought back feelings of loss.

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Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of LadyAndTheBlog.com. She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in today’s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.


  1. I saw those a few weeks ago when I was in NYC. I meant to do some research when I came home and find out why they were there.

  2. omg about the college roommate…that is terrible.

  3. I don’t like the statues. they’re creepy.

  4. I haven’t seen it in person, but you took great photos that make it look pretty cool, but I also think it’s creepy and unnecessary to scare New Yorkers like that. Overall, I would have to file it under the category of “what were they thinking?”

  5. Whoa! (roommate thing)

  6. Samantha Owen : May 6, 2010 at 5:44 am

    antony gormley! british sculptor. this installation was shown in london a few years ago. it does make you take a second look at the cityscape!

  7. From Belgium : May 6, 2010 at 8:05 am

    Kinda cool, kinda creepy. No wonder people are calling the police.
    I’m sorry about your college roommate.

  8. Those aren’t my pics. I tried to take one with my camera but it came out fuzzy. Those are from other websites. 🙂

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  10. Hey, Vera…this is totally not related to this post. But, I was wondering if you could make all your links actually go to your personal blog. The only way I know how to get here is to go to INO, then click the “Lady & The Blog” box on the right, then it takes me to “Ladyandtheblog.com” and I have to click “Vera’s Personal Blog” at the top, then I have to click on the link that’s included in “I’ve decided to start blogging on INOmommy instead of a hidden personal blog on I’m Not Obsessed. Come and check out my new posts here.” Whew. lol. Thanks! Or, you could just tell me the easier way to get here. I love reading your personal blog, it’s so entertaining.

  11. You can just bookmark this link:



    Hope that helps

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