Why an octopus statue has made tourists the laughing stock of New York City

Why an octopus statue has made tourists the laughing stock of New York City
 

The statue depicts a giant octopus wrapping its tentacles around a Staten Island ferry. 
It’s a tribute to the 400 victims of the tragedy on November 22, 1963, who plunged to the watery depths of the Hudson River to their deaths. 
Except that it never happened. 
Tourists are being pranked with the bizarre hoax about a decades-old octopus attack. 
It’s a very off-beat lesson on how gullible people can be - according to the brains behind the bronze. 
Artist Joseph Reginella cast the 250lb monument as part of a six month elaborate hoax.
Set in Battery Park, the structure pays homage to the... read more

 
3 October 2016 in Travel, Views: 43
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