Columbus forever!


Columbus — at least, the statue that dominates Columbus Circle — is safe: Gov. Andrew Cuomo has now engineered both state and federal landmark protection for the historic monument.

This time, the gov wasn’t really big-footing Mayor Bill de Blasio, who long ago backed off from the idea of removing the Great Explorer. The mayor’s ridiculous Monuments Commission wound up suggesting only adding a nearby plaque to appease the critics, and even that pointless project seems stalled.


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