NYC Mayor: ‘Fearless Girl’ statue can stay through Feb. 2018 - ABC6 - Providence, RI and New Bedford, MA News, Weather

NYC Mayor: ‘Fearless Girl’ statue can stay through Feb. 2018

Posted: Updated:
Courtesy of CNN Courtesy of CNN

By: The Associated Press

news@abc6.com

Twitter: @ABC6

NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio has decided that the globally popular statue of a young girl staring down Wall Street's famous “Charging Bull” will remain in place through February 2018.

The mayor planned to make an appearance with “Fearless Girl'' on Monday afternoon.

The 4-foot ponytailed girl in a windblown dress stands on Department of Transportation property and will now get the extended new permit through the department's art program.

On Monday morning, U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney led a news conference in front of City Hall to honor the artist, Kristen Visbal, and State Street Global Advisors, the asset management firm that commissioned the work.

The statue was installed early this month to highlight the issue of gender disparity on corporate boards. It immediately became a tourist draw and internet sensation.

©WLNE-TV / ABC6 2017

Powered by Frankly

10 Orms Street Providence, R.I. 02904
401-453-8000

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 WLNE.
All Rights Reserved.

For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.