This guy’s about to tell the Chamber of Commerce what time it is! Actually, he’s on his way to happy hour at the local pub.
Trinity Church first opened it’s doors in 1698, making it one of the oldest churches in NYC. Most of the original structure burned down in 1776 when the British reclaimed lower Manhattan from the Continental Army. It was rebuilt in 1788, but that second structure became so weak from multiple seasons of heavy snowfall, that it was torn down in 1839. Finally, in 1846, Trinity Church, as it exists today, opened its doors.
If only it was that easy to get the markets to rally! The famous Charging Bull, made by artist Arturo Di Modica, has become a Wall St icon. It actually has a surprising history:
“Di Modica spent some US$ 360,000 to create, cast, and install the sculpture following the 1987 stock market crash as a symbol of the “strength and power of the American people.” The sculpture was the artist’s idea, not the city’s. In an act of ”guerrilla art”, he trucked it to Lower Manhattan and on December 15, 1989, installed it beneath a 60-foot Christmas tree in the middle of Broad Street in front of the New York Stock Exchange as a Christmas gift to the people of New York. That day, crowds came to look at the bull, with hundreds stopping to admire and analyze the gift as Di Modica handed out copies of a flier about his artwork.
The police seized the sculpture and placed it into an impound lot. The ensuing public outcry led the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation to install it two blocks south of the Exchange in the plaza at Bowling Green. It faces up Broadway.”
This Aussie has great balancing skills! Probably from all that surfing at Bondi! Get pitted!