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'Fearless Girl' Is Staying Put

Statue near Wall Street bull will be allowed to remain until February 2018
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 27, 2017 8:31 AM CDT

(Newser) – After stirring no shortage of debate, the popular statue of a young girl staring down Wall Street's famous "Charging Bull" will be allowed to remain through February 2018, reports the AP. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says the artwork, called "Fearless Girl," has inspired many and "fueled powerful conversations about women in leadership." The New York Daily News says the statue, which stands on Department of Transportation property, will get a longer-term permit through the department's art program. The statue of a ponytailed girl in a windblown dress was installed in front of the bronze bull early this month. It immediately became a tourist draw and internet sensation. It originally was supposed to stay until April 2. (Read more Wall Street stories.)

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