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‘Civic Virtue’ heading to a Brooklyn cemetery

Statue finds a new home after much controversy over its true meaning

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  • Rego-Forester posted at 6:03 pm on Sun, Dec 9, 2012.

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    Civic Virtue does not depict a nude man standing over 2 women. The figures are an allegorical representation of Greek mythology. Hercules stands over but not on top of 2 female sirens symbolizing vice and corruption, which Civic Virtue denounces in society. Some politicians cannot bear passing it en route to Borough Hall. Just examine the track record of those who had to step down in recent years due to their shattered oath not long after being elected to public office. This is a peaceful statue designed by the world-known Frederick MacMonnies, who was the last major American Beaux Art sculptor. Civic Virtue is public art that belongs to & in Queens. On behalf of the citizens of Queens who wish to secure its future where it has sat for 71 years, it is unethical behavior by Department of Citywide Administrative Services, the NYC Design Commission, and select "public servants" to concoct a deal to transport Civic Virtue to the privately-owned Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn. This was not agreed upon by the Queens constituency. We pay our fair share of taxes. Join http://www.triumphofcivicvirtue.org

  • oldfox posted at 1:42 am on Mon, Dec 3, 2012.

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    The Statue of Liberty is not sufficient?

    "“It is my desire and my wish to create a public plaza and sitting area that will honor a woman or women from Queens. It will be a lasting memorial to the role that women have played in the course of our pursuit of equality, growth and progress,” Marshall said."

    Gimme a break, will you? The place is named QUEENS. That means "woman," now doesn't it, Princess?