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The “Fearless Girl” statue, created by Kristen Visbal, stands across from the “Charging Bull” statue, Monday, March 27, 2017, in New York. | AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews

NYC Mayor: ‘Fearless Girl’ statue can stay through Feb. 2018

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NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio has decided that the globally popular statue of a young girl staring down Wall Street’s famous “Charging Bull” will remain in place through February 2018.

The mayor planned to make an appearance with “Fearless Girl” on Monday afternoon.

The 4-foot ponytailed girl in a windblown dress stands on Department of Transportation property and will now get the extended new permit through the department’s art program.

On Monday morning, U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney led a news conference in front of City Hall to honor the artist, Kristen Visbal, and State Street Global Advisors, the asset management firm that commissioned the work.

The statue was installed early this month to highlight the issue of gender disparity on corporate boards. It immediately became a tourist draw and internet sensation.

Associated Press

The “Fearless Girl” statue, created by Kristen Visbal, stares down Wall Street’s famous “Charging Bull” in New York City. | AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews

The “Fearless Girl” statue, created by Kristen Visbal, stares down Wall Street’s famous “Charging Bull” in New York City. | AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews

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