The statue is in Doris C. Freedman Plaza near 60th Street and 5th Avenue until August 2022.
Central Park now has its first statue representing real women.
“It’s a celebration of a liberation that never really came. The fact is it’s also a day of reckoning,” de Blasio said.
The news has raised speculation that Finkelpearl's exit was the result of the harsh criticism over the city’s handling of public monuments.
The issue has reignited a long-running debate over who gets the ultimate say in determining the images and symbols that appear in public spaces.
Many, including Gloria Steinem, criticized the original statue for only including white women.
'The LGBTQ movement was portrayed very much as a white, gay male movement... This monument counters that trend of whitewashing the history.'
Here are the five choices for the Shirley Chisholm monument coming to Brooklyn.
By 2022, there will be 12 women honored with statues in NYC (there are currently 145 male historical statues).
This will be the first statue depicting real women in the park. Ever. It will be installed in 2020.
At last count, there were 145 male historical statues in NYC, and just 5 female historical statues.
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