Bronze statues decorate Shirley area
Six years ago, Pat Matthews purchased nine bronze statues while on vacation near Atlantic City. Now, those nine statues and 14 others are fixtures along William Floyd Parkway and throughout Shirley, Mastic and Mastic Beach.
A statue of man on a rock blowing a horn while holding two dogs sits in front of the Mastic Beach Property Owner's Association at Orchid Drive and Neighborhood Road. (Oct. 7, 2011)
Statues of children playing on rocks sit in front of the McDonald's and Kohl's shopping center on Montauk Highway. (Oct. 7, 2011)
A statue of William Floyd created in 2005 by local artist Santo Matarazzo of Mastic Beach sits in front of the Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library on William Floyd Parkway in Shirley. (Oct. 7, 2011)
A statue of a girl, a boy and a dog sitting on a bench playing a game of checkers, in front of the Mastic Recreation Center on Herkimer Street. (Oct. 7, 2011)
A statue of a boy pushing a turtle in front of the Hess gas station at William Floyd Parkway and Ostend Circle. (Oct. 7, 2011)