Friday, November 11, 2005

Around the neighborhood

Civic Virtue, aka Fat Boy. The history of this statue is interesting. Originally installed in front of City Hall, then mayor LaGuardia was so put off at looking at the statue's bare bottom every day that he ordered it banished from his sight and sent to the American equivalent of nowhere, Queens at the time. Here it has remained ever since, largely ignored by all who pass it. Birds excepted, of course.


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