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A statue of a child's head sticks out of a wall near New Cassel's Prospect Avenue. The caricature is one of several figures erected as part of a community beautification effort. New Cassel residents describe the statues as both "cute" and "creepy." (June 28, 2013)(Credit: Steven Sunshine)

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New Cassel statues called 'cute' and 'creepy'

More than a dozen lifelike figures created by sculptor David Byer-Tyre and based on area youths are being populated on Prospect Avenue, one of the hamlet’s main thoroughfares. The hope, local leaders say, is to spark buzz about New Cassel, and eventually draw businesses and foot traffic.