WEFOUNDThe Fearless Spectator : A Collection of Original Observations and Profound Pronouncements


Charging Bull is a beautiful, emotive, fluid work of art, full of life and a celebration of the capitalist spirit. It’s become the symbol of the toughness and resilience of American economic freedom since it took its place at Bowling Green, and in the years since finding its current home, it’s become one of the most frequented tourist attractions in the Big Apple’s arsenal. Visitors flock to the 11-foot tall bronze behemoth, often rubbing his nose and horns for good luck — not to mention his rather monstrous testicles.

This is no steer — and because it so well represents prosperity, virility, masculinity, bravery and liberty, it naturally draws the admiration of real people. “It’s become one of the most visited, most photographed and perhaps most loved and recognized statues in the city of New York,” said Adrian Benepe, the New York City parks commissioner, in 2004. “I would say it’s right up there with the Statue of Liberty.”

Last month, a Boston-based financial firm, State Street Global Advisors, installed a different piece of bronze art in front of Charging Bull, after asking and receiving a permit from the Bill de Blasio administration. The interloper, Fearless Girl, is a four-foot-two-inch bronze statue of a lightly-clothed waif designed by Kristen Visbal, which stares down the bull; at the statue’s feet is a plaque reading “Know the power of women in leadership. SHE makes a difference.”

This book observes the contemporary scene and finds many strong opinions, many frivolous, many provocative, some momentous, meant to stimulate and entertain readers.

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I have been to Deauville and Trouville and Nassau and Jamaica and Puerto Vallarta and a lot of other dandy plages; but there is nothing anywhere like North Beach.

Its fascinations were so considerable that I never in my life got so far away from my work, although the newspaper I work for was but a mile away.

So far away did I get, in fact, that the first column I wrote on my return to work was the toughest one I have ever had to write. Wrenching myself back to reality was donkey labor.

Charging Bull is a beautiful, emotive, fluid work of art, full of life and a celebration of the capitalist spirit. It’s become the symbol of the toughness and resilience of American economic freedom since it took its place at Bowling Green, and in the years since finding its current home, it’s become one of the most frequented tourist attractions in the Big Apple’s arsenal. Visitors flock to the 11-foot tall bronze behemoth, often rubbing his nose and horns for good luck — not to mention his rather monstrous testicles.

This is no steer — and because it so well represents prosperity, virility, masculinity, bravery and liberty, it naturally draws the admiration of real people. “It’s become one of the most visited, most photographed and perhaps most loved and recognized statues in the city of New York,” said Adrian Benepe, the New York City parks commissioner, in 2004. “I would say it’s right up there with the Statue of Liberty.”

Last month, a Boston-based financial firm, State Street Global Advisors, installed a different piece of bronze art in front of Charging Bull, after asking and receiving a permit from the Bill de Blasio administration. The interloper, Fearless Girl, is a four-foot-two-inch bronze statue of a lightly-clothed waif designed by Kristen Visbal, which stares down the bull; at the statue’s feet is a plaque reading “Know the power of women in leadership. SHE makes a difference.”

Charging Bull is a beautiful, emotive, fluid work of art, full of life and a celebration of the capitalist spirit. It’s become the symbol of the toughness and resilience of American economic freedom since it took its place at Bowling Green, and in the years since finding its current home, it’s become one of the most frequented tourist attractions in the Big Apple’s arsenal. Visitors flock to the 11-foot tall bronze behemoth, often rubbing his nose and horns for good luck — not to mention his rather monstrous testicles.

This is no steer — and because it so well represents prosperity, virility, masculinity, bravery and liberty, it naturally draws the admiration of real people. “It’s become one of the most visited, most photographed and perhaps most loved and recognized statues in the city of New York,” said Adrian Benepe, the New York City parks commissioner, in 2004. “I would say it’s right up there with the Statue of Liberty.”

Last month, a Boston-based financial firm, State Street Global Advisors, installed a different piece of bronze art in front of Charging Bull, after asking and receiving a permit from the Bill de Blasio administration. The interloper, Fearless Girl, is a four-foot-two-inch bronze statue of a lightly-clothed waif designed by Kristen Visbal, which stares down the bull; at the statue’s feet is a plaque reading “Know the power of women in leadership. SHE makes a difference.”

This book observes the contemporary scene and finds many strong opinions, many frivolous, many provocative, some momentous, meant to stimulate and entertain readers.

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