NEW YORK • Fearless Girl, the wildly popular statue that has spent the last few weeks staring down the financial district's well-known Charging Bull, has received a new lease on life.
Originally scheduled to be removed next week, it will now remain in place until early next year, officials have said.
Fearless Girl was created by sculptor Kristen Visbal and erected at Bowling Green, a small park, by financial firm State Street Global Advisors in honour of International Women's Day this month.
The statue was an immediate hit, drawing crowds who snapped selfies with it, or stood next to it and mimicked the girl's pose.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio stood beside the statue during a news conference on Monday as he announced the decision to extend its stay until the next International Women's Day, on March 8 next year.