One of the most photographed icons in the business district of New York's El Toro Wall Street, made in bronze with a weight of 3,200 kg and the author is Arturo Di Modica, who wanted to customize with this figure, the symbol of success, realization, profits, aggressiveness, optimism and financial prosperity, which ironically was born as a gift to the city after the crisis of 1987. Di Modica, invested his savings, about $ 360,000 in construction and with a large Christmas tree in the middle of Broad street, in front of the New York Stock Exchange, on December 15th in 1987 the bull was moved to the street, some lookers were wondering how a huge sculpture appeared there. They didn’t have any permission and was impounded, but the voices of protest made the bull back and the Parks Department installed it in Bowling Green, at the end of Broadway Avenue, Some tourists believe in the myth that rubbing the testicles of the bull will help to get good luck. The author continues with the rights of the statue and on several occasions sued companies that tried to benefit financially in unauthorized reproductions.
In front of the Bull of Wall Street there is a webcam that focuses directly to him and ample space, so you can stand there and call relatives so they can see you standing right there, if you do not have a webcam on your computer. The direction of the webcam is http://chargingbull.com/video.html
It is the main street of the financial district in Manhattan, today Wall Street continues to represent wealth, prosperity and for some, greed. Wall Street is the name of the narrow street in New York's lower Manhattan, between Broadway and the East River.
Considered the historical heart of the Financial District, is the principal and permanent home of the Stock Exchange in New York, the architecture of Wall Street is generally based on the Golden Age; there are also some influences of decorative art in the neighborhood.
The most important buildings in the area are: New York Stock Exchange built in the early twentieth century but with a classic aspect, and The Federal Hall, built in the late eighteenth century with the Gothic style. Going through the streets during weekdays you can see a maelstrom of suits, heels, ties and a lot of coffee, IPad and mobile phones, its home of the top executives of international finance.
In non-working days, however, the Financial District becomes even boring. Inspired by the stock market crash in 1987, the sculptor Arturo Di Modica created the Statue of the bull with 7,000 pounds (3175kg) as a sign of optimism.
Those who are wishing to learn more about this place, you can pay a tour to know more about The Wall Street Experience, or you can visit http://www.freetoursbyfoot.com/new-york-tours/translations/guias-turistica-de-nueva-york/ you can contact young guides who makes tours with creative free tours of the areas of new York, can be identified through the streets, their logo is a foot.
Schedule: Monday - Friday
8:15 a.m. Morning Prayer
12:05 p.m. Holy Eucharist.
5:15 pm Evening Prayer
9:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
11:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist
Schedule: 7:00 a.m - 6:00 p.m. Weekdays
8:00 a.m- 4:00 p.m. Saturdays
7:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m. Sundays
Between the skyscrapers of New York, you can find Trinity Church, considered architectural heritage of the city, it was the first Episcopal Church in New York, in 1846 was held the congregation of this church neogothic style, retaining its presence until our days.
Every Sunday the choir sings in the church service at 11:15 am and on special dates the organ is used.
The schedule to visit the Cemetery is:
07:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Weekdays
08:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Saturday and holidays
07:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Sundays
There’s a small museum inside the temple which history is shown from its beginnings until the present days and the exhibitions are rotated throughout the year, it also has a nearby cemetery, where important characters with great figures of history are resting in peace including a memorial dedicated to the martyrs of the American Revolution and Robert Fulton, inventor of the steamboat.
The table breaks located at the church’s entrance and has become in one of the favorite places for the businessmen from Wall Street to take a break during lunch.
It is a small public park, is located in Lower Manhattan near Wall Street, is considered the oldest park of the city, this triangular space was conditioned for bowling, that’s why it’s called (Bowling), the gate iron surrounding the park is original, because the park was devastated after the declaration of Independence and this is where the longest avenue in New York begins, The BROADWAY Ave.
Park is popular at lunchtime you can relax in a fenced lawn area with tables and chairs, a fountain in the center surrounded by red geraniums and birds, it’s something cool among all the cement around.
One morning New Yorkers awoke to the presence of a bronze sculpture of 3.5 tons, representing a bull, was retreated by the Mayor and was moved to Bowling Green and placed at its northern end, forming part as a decoration, today you can find it in Wall Street as a symbol of strength.
Remember that in the Parks of the whole city, smoking is not allowed.