Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Fat Boy kidnapped; not coming back
From the Daily News:
The city has hatched a secret plan to move a controversial, crumbling public statue out of Queens and into Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, the Daily News has learned.
The Triumph of Civic Virtue, which sits near Queens Borough Hall in Kew Gardens, has been both hailed as a priceless piece of public art worthy of restoration and derided as a sexist eyesore that should be trashed.
The city is mulling plans to replace the statue with a plaza dedicated to famous women from Queens.
Classic work of art to be replaced by a monument to tweeding. Only in Queens.