On December 12th, 1989, the Financial District’s famous bull statue was introduced to the City, but not as you would expect. The 3.5 ton bronze casting, better known as Charging Bull was placed at the footsteps of the New York Stock Exchange in the middle of the night, during a brief 5 minute window between security guard loops. The following day, not knowing what else to do with the bull, the NYSE paid to have it moved to Queens and put it out of site. Eventually, the artist behind the piece, along with several volunteers and officials were able to find the bull a final resting place where it currently sits near the Bowling Green subway entrance.
For a more detailed account of Charging Bull’s origin story, check out the full article on MarketWatch