1166 Avenue of the Americas passes between 45th & 46th Streets. The neighborhood known as Little Brazil flanks it on the 46th Street side between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. It is noted by a small sign on Fifth and 46th, but you would realize where you are even if you did not see the sign. Several of the businesses on 46th broadcast their Brazilian ties by decorating their storefronts with the Brazilian flag.
This park is always filled with people when I pass. It’s peaceful and one of those comfortable, well-planned parks with many levels. Both built-in benches and moveable tables and chairs are scattered throughout the space, and there are a number of plantings and trees throughout. On the 45th Street side, there is a sculpture that seems to be floating in the pool of the fountain. Throwback (1976-1979) is an abstract sculpture made from black aluminum and created by Tony Smith. The 46th Street side features a Memorial to the souls from March & McLennan who were lost on 9/11. The inscription can be found at http://memorial.mmc.com/