NEW YORK CITY – New York Mayoral Candidate Curtis Sliwa will be marching in the Columbus Day Parade on Monday, starting at 5th Ave and 44th St at 11 AM
Sliwa notes that while Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx have Christopher Columbus statues, the most Italian of boroughs, Staten Island, does not even have a statue.
“In the last few years, Newark, Trenton, and Atlantic City in NJ have mothballed their Christopher Columbus statues. Bridgeport and New Haven, in CT, have put their statues in storage,” Sliwa said
“As Mayor, I will reach out to these cities to see if we can acquire one of their
mothballed Christopher Columbus statues for Staten Island,” Sliwa continued. “The statue could then be placed at either Mt. Loretto, scene of the annual Staten Island Italian Feast, or at the corner of Hylan Blvd. and New Dorp Lane.”