This is where it all started.
On September 28th, 1851 … nearly 160 years ago to the day, the Denny Party landed near this statue, and two years later, the area was named “New York Alki” or “New York, Someday”.
Since West Seattle was surrounded by water and was hysterically penis-shaped just like Manhattan, the settlers had aspirations to build a west coast version of the Big Apple on this very spot.
Of course, that didn’t happen. Instead, the settlers crossed Elliot Bay, built a far better city than New York can ever hope to be, and the rest is history.
The Statue of Liberty remains on Alki Beach, however, serving as a welcoming beacon of hope to all who float down the Puget Sound on rafts, desperate to escape that oppressive Canadian regime.