14 April 1942, New York Times, pg. 15:
Consecrating a new permanent altar in the Lady Chapel of St. Patrick's Cathedral yesterday morning, Archbishop Francis J. Spellman named the white marble statue of the Blessed Virgin that surmounts the altar "Our Lady of New York."
The statue of Our Lady of New York was designed by Oronzio Maldarelli, head of the Sculpture Department of the Columbia University School of Architecture.
30 December 1966, Time magazine.
Botero's Our Lady of New York was a gesture to the big city. "Every little village in Colombia has an Our Lady," he says with a twinkle. Into his bursting composition he paints a current cucurbitaceous self-portrait.