Blaming the holidays and the “complexities and sensitivities” of removing a controversial Christopher Columbus statue from San Jose City Hall, city leaders are asking for more time. In an informational memo, Public Works Director Barry Ng said he expects to bring the issue before the City Council in January. Over the past three months, the city’s f...

Decrying stereotypes of native Americans and blacks, some students, employees and alumni of the University of Notre Dame are renewing calls for the removal of large murals in the Main Building that depict the life of Italian explorer Christopher Columbus. The 12 paintings by artist Luigi Gregori have been on the walls of the building's corridors...

Staten Islanders and local elected officials came out in force to support the Christopher Columbus statue in Manhattan's Columbus Circle at a monuments commission hearing at Borough Hall Tuesday morning. The Mayoral Advisory Commission on City Art, Monuments, and Markers held its fifth and final public hearing on Staten Island, during which residen...

History, whether good or bad, isn’t going to go down without a fight and Brooklyn Lawmakers are joining the fray. State Senator Diane Savino (D-Coney Island, Staten Island) alongside Senator Jeff Klein (D-Westchester, The Bronx) today submitted over 1,000 signatures to the city’s commission reviewing public art in a bid to save the controversial Ch...

When: Friday, December 08, 2017 From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm - Where: Italian Cultural Institute of New York - Organized by : ICI - Entrance : Free The second of Reshaping the Past talks: "Memory, Monuments and Community" on the political use of history is a round table on the animated discussion that in recent times has taken place about the presence o...

New Yorkers sounded off on the fates of statues from Christopher Columbus to Teddy Roosevelt Wednesday at the Manhattan hearing of Mayor de Blasio's monuments commission. Speakers were split between people pushing to get rid of statues of figures tarred with racism and colonialism, and those arguing the monuments should stay as a reminder of histor...

Politicians, teachers, art historians, feminists, futurists and more turned out to speak on the role of public monuments in New York City. The Mayoral Advisory Commission on City Art, Monuments, and Markers held their public hearing for Brooklyn this morning at Borough Hall. The hearing is the latest in a series, one in each of the five boroughs, i...

“Abbiamo bisogno di alimentare e incoraggiare un processo di rieducazione della società, della collettività, con l’obiettivo di pensare più profondamente alla nozione di italics. Anche se certo, lo dobbiamo fare in questo momento storico che, per i motivi che conosciamo, è più duro di altri”. Il professor Anthony Julian Tamburri, Dean del John D. C...

The future of the statue of Christopher Columbus and other symbols is at stake and the city wants your input. The Mayoral Advisory Commission on City Art, Monuments, and Markers will hold public hearings in each borough this month where New Yorkers can share their ideas about the city's monuments and markers in public space. The Staten Island heari...

Italian Americans say Mayor de Blasio has fake blood on his hands for refusing to pardon statues of Christopher Columbus from a city panel reviewing “symbols of hate.” About 50 members of Italian American groups protested de Blasio’s controversial monument commission across the street from Columbus Circle outside of Central Park on Saturday, the da...