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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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  • Easy to spot on a wander down Broadway due to the throng of tourists! Worth a quick detour for the juxtaposition with the Fearless Girl.  more »
  • As one of the must see sights this gets very busy. However, if you're an early riser it's great to see first thing, otherwise it's crazy busy!  more »
  • Walking on Broadway and saw a crowd of people that receptionists were smoking in the eggs of the iron Bull. Supposedly brings money. In General, the useless waste of time. Specifically would not looking for is a place to visit.
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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