So #FearlessGirl has made the journey to the #NYSE , completing in reverse the trip made by #ChargingBull , minus of course the part where the bull, an unwelcome Christmas gift, was held for ransom in a Queens warehouse, while the Stock Exchange insisted upon being reimbursed for the costs of storing it.
NYC’s statues have long wandered around the city, ending up in unanticipated places. None, however, come close to the unfortunate Abraham De Peyster, remembered (when remembered at all) not for his record as the first ‘native’ born mayor of NYC, but rather for the endless peregrinations made by his statue.
Mayor #DePeyster was initially slated for #BatteryPark . No sooner had work commenced on the site than controversy erupted. The New York Times wrote memorably if not entirely accurately: ‘Battery Park is not the place for the effigy. There is no room for it’. The statue instead went to #BowlingGreen Park in 1896, where it occupied the spot once held by the equestrian statue of George III that was toppled by revolutionaries in 1776. It was no more welcome there, the President of the #NationalSculptureSociety noting that the park was ‘such a historic spot’, leaving unsaid, that De Peyster by contrast was a comparative nonentity. From Bowling Green, he went to the #Franklin &Marshall College in Pennsylvania, whence it was returned after complaints that it was too large and was attracting the unwelcome and presumably destructive attentions of overly boisterous students. Back it went to Bowling Green where it stayed for the next 76 years, albeit being rotated in orientation at some point. Opponents of the peripatetic statue next got their opportunity in 1972 when the park was extensively remodeled in connection with the new Bowling Green subway station. Off went De Peyster, initially for four years of storage, and thence to Hanover Square. There he remained until his perch was usurped in 2004 for the creation of a new #BritishMemorialGarden , dedicated to British and Commonwealth victims of the 9/11 attacks. This time it seemed there would be no new location. De Peyster went back into storage, seemingly for good.
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