‘Fearless Girl’ will stay on Wall Street, and not everyone is happy

It’s official: The Fearless Girl will continue her face off with Charging Bull, the famed three-and-a-half-ton bronze bull that is an internationally recognized symbol of Wall Street, through 2018. Previously scheduled to come down on April 2, the statue’s run has been extended by Mayor Bill de Blasio as part of the Department of Transportation art program.

Perhaps surprisingly to some, not everyone is thrilled about what would appear to be an uplifting public art story.

The diminutive sculpture of a defiant-looking preteen girl was installed on March 8, International Women’s Day, and became an immediate hit on social media. “This statue has touched hearts across the world with its symbolism of the resiliency of women,” said Democratic congresswoman Carolyn Maloney in a statement. The politician was among those who called for the work’s permanent display.