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...

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...

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...

The city is holding public hearings in all five boroughs to let New Yorkers give their two cents on whether potentially-offensive statues should stay or go. The commission created by Mayor de Blasio is reviewing “symbols of hate” on city property, and is expected to give recommendations on monuments to scrap or keep by the end of the year. “Our pub...

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio easily won a second term on Tuesday, the Associated Press has projected, capitalizing on economic growth, low crime and a weakened Republican Party in a race he turned into a referendum on progressive government. The incumbent Democrat handily defeated Republican Nicole Malliotakis, a member of the state assembly, and...

A Queens councilman is planning to erect legislation designed to block Mayor de Blasio from tearing down statues of Christopher Columbus and other contentious figures. A special City Hall task force is reviewing whether the city should keep, ditch or alter monuments with controversial histories. But Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) is slated to roll out...

Should they stay or should they go? Starting Wednesday, the public can help decide the fate of controversial statues that a city commission is considering tearing down. Mayor Bill de Blasio's Commission on City Art, Monuments and Markers launched an online survey Wednesday morning asking New Yorkers for their thoughts on how to handle specific stat...

To mark Columbus Day, the Italian American community gathers in many cities around the US to celebrate its achievements and its contribution to this great country in all sectors — be it political, economic, cultural, scientific and beyond. President Donald Trump’s first Columbus Day proclamation highlighted the strong bonds of friendship between It...