Tag: Public Design Commission (NYC)

The ‘Fearless Girl’ Statue Is in Limbo

When a bronze statue of a girl with fists on her hips first appeared at Bowling Green, a short distance from Wall Street, in 2017, her defiant expression captured the imagination of women looking for a symbol of economic empowerment. She became known as the “Fearless Girl” and found a new, though also temporary, home […]

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Thomas Jefferson Statue Evicted From City Hall Will Go to a Museum

A 19th-century statue of Thomas Jefferson, which had spent more than 100 years perched above the New York City Council chamber, was marked for removal last month by city officials. The decision, which came after a unanimous vote, was decades in the making: Many Council members, especially from the Council’s Black, Latino and Asian Caucus, […]

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Jefferson Statue May Be Removed After More Than 100 Years at City Hall

“The thing that is so troubling to people is that even someone who understood so deeply the values of freedom and human dignity, and the value of each life, was still a slave owner,” the mayor said. The leaders of the Black, Latino and Asian Caucus saw the issue with less equivocation. “I don’t expect […]

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