Ginsburg statue in Brooklyn to be unveiled on her birthday
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A bronze statue of the late Justice Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader GinsburgNYC street and subway signs transformed to welcome Biden, bid farewell to Trump Schumer and McConnell trade places, but icy relationship holds Schumer becomes new Senate majority leader MORE is scheduled to be unveiled in Brooklyn on what would have been her 88th birthday in March.

The statue of the Supreme Court justice, who died last month, will be displayed for the first time on March 15 to commemorate Ginsburg’s posthumous birthday and Women’s History Month, Brooklyn's City Point development announced Tuesday.

Borough President Eric Adams will declare the date as Justice Ginsburg Day in Brooklyn, where the justice was born and raised.


“No one can dispute the towering achievements of #RuthBaderGinsburg and the value of adding this judicial giant's likeness to the landscape of our city,” he tweeted Tuesday.

Artists and husband-and-wife team Gillie and Marc Schattner created the “larger-than-life” statue with Ginsburg’s “participation and approval.” Last year, the artists unveiled 10 statues of women in New York City to increase the representation of women in statues from 3 percent to 10 percent in the city.

Ginsburg’s will be the 11th in the series.

“We had the honor and privilege to create Justice Ginsburg’s likeness in everlasting bronze as a part of Statues for Equality,” the Schattners said in a statement. “The final statue, which she endorsed, reflects her wish to be depicted in a dignified manner.”

“With the two steps on its large base representing the Supreme Court and the climb she made to get there, the work is designed to provide the public with an opportunity to stand at her side, and gain inspiration from her journey fighting for equal rights,” they added. 

New York Gov. Andrew CuomoAndrew CuomoDisjointed vaccine distribution poses early test for Biden Three National Guardsmen killed after military helicopter crash in New York New York City reschedules 23,000 vaccination appointments due to supply issues MORE (D) committed to erecting a statue of Ginsburg in Brooklyn last month, saying she was “a monumental figure of equality” and “deserves a monument in her honor.”

The governor told reporters on Sept. 21 that they were considering placing the state statue in Brooklyn Bridge Park, according to Brooklyn Paper.

The governor said he will appoint a commission to choose an artist and location for the statue.