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Charging Bull, New York City
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View the internationally recognized symbol for Wall Street at Charging Bull. Arturo Do Modica created this bronze sculpture after the market crash in 1987 as a sign of American strength and power. Modica then illegally placed the statue--which is 3.4 m (11 ft) tall--in from of the New York Stock Exchange on December 15, 1989. Police took the statue away, but, due to popular support, it was put back less than a week later. Visit the 3,200 kg (7,100 lb) sculpture to see why the people of New York demanded that the city return this work of art to its streets for public viewing. Make Charging Bull part of your personalized New York City itinerary using our New York City trip itinerary builder.
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  • I have a world webcam app on my iPad and I've always been fascinated by the charging bull, so had to see it for myself. Quite a site, but difficult to get a photo as do many people want to be in photo...  more »
  • This bronze bigger than life size charging bull at the bowling green, just at the top end of Battery park, is an interesting sculpture to view. It's very popular attraction as can be seen by the areas...  more »
  • Go there in the evening or early morning if you don't want people grabbing its balls in all your pictures. 
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  • Fun to see, not fun to fight the crowd. I got a good laugh at all the people who were waiting in line to get a pic of the bull's testicles, shiny and bronze with all the people touching them. The funny part about that picture is two fold: one, more people get pics of the behind than the face of the famous bull. two: when getting your picture taken with the bull balls, his butt hole is right in your picture, ha ha!
  • Its an iconic symbol. So a picture with it is a must for every tourist. Is it overrated? Yes. Is it worth a picture. Yes. Its come to the point where traffic regulation requires a squad car and few officers! Be prepared to wait in line for your picture in the narrow median of a very busy road.
  • You cannot leave NYC without taking a photo of the charging bull. If you want to avoid the long lines of tourists that take photos here, then arrive early in the morning. (suggestion 6-9am) Some people decide to take photos in front of the bull, side and behind the bull. Each angle gives a different look and nice to take shots with your camera. If you have time stop by the American Indian museum too.
  • You'll have to wait patiently in line to take a picture but it all works out fine. Definitely worth seeing or at least walking by.
  • Good place to take a picture. The rear of Bill is more popular than front. Lol