Columbus Statue May Get An ‘Explanation’ Plaque

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Columbus Statue May Get An ‘Explanation’ Plaque

Columbus may be getting an asterisk.

Facing mounting criticism of his plan to remove some of the city’s monuments — possibly including the Christopher Columbus statue in Columbus Circle — Mayor de Blasio went to Plan B on Monday.

For the first time, the mayor said that instead of the heave-ho, contested monuments might get plaques that offer explanations of the historical figures they depict. . .

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