- Associated Press - Thursday, May 5, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - A Queens site where a sculpture once stood that some derided as sexist will be turned into a plaza honoring women.

Borough President Melinda Katz tells the Daily News (https://bit.ly/1T0qJrm ) that the deteriorating fountain base of the “Triumph of Civic Virtue” statue will be restored.

The 90-year-old marble sculpture depicts “civic virtue” as a man standing on two prone women representing vice and corruption.

It has been a subject of controversy since it was unveiled at City Hall Park in the 1920s.

It was moved outside Borough Hall in Queens in 1941. Two previous borough presidents tried unsuccessfully to have it moved. It was finally carted off to Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn in 2012.

Katz says the $720,000 project will be dedicated to the women of Queens.



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