From the Daily News:
The controversial Triumph of Civic Virtue statue may be long gone from Queens Boulevard but some local activists are still fighting to find how and why it was moved.
They filed a Freedom of Information Law request with the city for details of the plans to move it to Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn.
But the Department of Citywide Administrative Services has yet to respond, prompting the group to appeal to state officials.
“There are a lot of issues going on with this statue,” said Jon Torodash, a Kew Gardens resident who led the campaign to keep the statue in Queens. “Residents were annoyed enough that we were losing such a great work of art but then there was this whole secrecy and these strange channels through the Design Commission.”
The city Design Commission signed off on the plan to move the statue during a little-known public hearing in November.
Torodash and others complained they had no prior notice about the hearing.