Fearless Girl statue will stay put opposite NYSE for now

Fearless Girl statue will stay put opposite NYSE for now

NEW YORK (AP) — The 4-foot bronze Fearless Girl statue that was deposited in front of New York City’s Charging Bull in 2017 will remain in its current spot opposite the New York Stock Exchange at least until early next year. City officials will try to come up with a permanent disposition for the popular symbol of female empowerment in the meantime. Members of the Public Design Commission voted Monday to grant an 11-month permit extension for the statue. Both artist Kristen Visbal and the financial firm that commissioned the statue said they supported the decision.

Photo: FILE – In this March 23, 2021 file photo, the Fearless Girl statue stands in front of the New York Stock Exchange in New York’s Financial District. Stocks fell in morning trading Monday, Aug. 16, 2021 amid rising coronavirus infections in the U.S. and around the globe, as well as geopolitical concerns in Asia. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)