1940 's DODGE PICK-UP TRUCK
ISN'T SHE SWEET ???
The WALL STREET BULL
at BOWLING GREEN
by SICILIAN SCULPTOR Arturo di Modica
PRESIDENT TRUMP Tweets on WALL STREET BOOM
Donald Trump TWEETS : "StockMarket hits new high with longest winning streak in decades. Great level of confidence and optimism - even before tax plan rollout! "
Sculptor of THE "CHARGING BULL" of WALL STREET
Arturo Di Modica first conceived of the Charging Bull as a way to celebrate the can-do spirit of America and especially New York, where people from all other the world could come regardless of their origin or circumstances, and through determination and hard work overcome every obstacle to become successful. It’s this symbol of virility and courage that Arturo saw as the perfect antidote to the Wall Street crash of 1986.
Arturo worked on the now world-famous Charging Bull for over two years at his studio on Crosby Street in the Soho district of Manhattan. It was his most ambitious and massive work of sculpture to date, so large that the Bull had to be cast in separate bronze pieces and then laboriously welded together and hand finished. Once completed at the end of 1989, it weighed over three and a half tons and measured 18 feet long.
Of course, only one place would do for this gift of encouragement to New York and the world.
In the early morning hours of Friday, December 15, 1989, Arturo with a few friends dropped the Charging Bull on Broad Street right in front of the New York Stock Exchange. The previous night he’d gone to the location with a chronometer to check – noting that every 5 – 6 minutes the police patrol would come by, so he saw he’d have to drop the bull and get away within 4 ½ minutes. But on the actual morning of the operation, Arturo and his crew discovered that during the day the NYSE had installed a large Christmas tree, blocking the way. Arturo couldn’t even turn the truck around. So on the spot Arturo decided to place the Charging Bull right under the tree, as a gigantic Christmas present for the City and the World. The next day the Charging Bull was news all around the world, and enormous crowds of excited onlookers and media surrounded the mysterious sculpture that had come from no one knew where.
The sculpture was removed at the end of the day by the NYSE, but thanks to then Parks Commissioner Henry Stern, Mayor Ed Koch and Arturo Piccolo of the Bowling Green Association, a permanent home was found for the Charging Bull close by at Bowling Green. The Charging Bull stands there to this day, visited by millions of tourists, a talisman for Wall Street traders, and a source of pride for all New York City residents.
DeModica's other Famous Creation
RECIPES FROM MY SICILIAN NONNA
by Daniel Bellino "Z"
Best Selling Italian Cookbook Author Daniel Bellino-Zwicke and Frank Sinatra
FRANCIS ALBERT SINATRA
ROOTS Are From LERCARA FRIDDI, SICILIA, ITALIA
Best Selling Cookbook author Daniel Bellino-Zwicke has some things in common with the late-great Francis Albert Sinatra and famed Mafia Kingpin Charles "Lucky" Lucciano ... What? Their families all hail from the town Lercara Friddi, Sicily in the Provence of Palrermo in Italy ... Lucciano was born there in 1897 and immigrated with his parents in 1907 to New York and the United States. Sinatra's father Martino Sinatra was born in there in 1892 and his parents immigrated to New York in 1903 ... Bellino's maternal grandparents Josephina and Philipo Bellino were born in Lercara Friddi and immigrated to the United States to New York City in 1904, and later settled in the Italian Conclave of Lodi, New Jersey where Daniel's grandfather set up a Shoemaker shop on Main Street ... Take note that Sinatra's grandfather was also a shoemaker in Lercara Friddi, and it is certain the these two grandfathers must have known each other in the small Sicilian town.
More on LERCARA FRIDDILercara Friddi is a commune (municipality) in the Province of Palermo in the Italian region Sicily , located about 45 kilometers (28 mi) southeast of Palermo . Founded in 1595 by local feudataries, it is on the slopes of Madore Hill, between the valleys of Fiumetorto and Platani rivers. In the past it was an important mining center, the only one in the province of Palermo where sulfur was excavated. On December 25, 1893, eleven people were killed in the massacre Lercara Friddi During The Fasci Siciliani uprising after a rally of peasants and sulfur miners That asked for the abolition of taxes and better working conditions.
Andrea Finocchiaro Aprile (1878-1964), politician
Mauro Picone (1885-1977), mathematician
Lucky Luciano (1897-1962), gangster
Pietro Scaglione (1906-1971), magistrate
Nicolo Nicolosi (1912-1986), football player and manager
Pietro Lo Forte (1920-2004), musician
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Daniel Bellino-Zwicke (b. 1958), cookbook author
GRANDMA BELLINO'S ITALIAN COOKBOOK
RECIPES From My SICILIAN GRANDMOTHER
Based on Sicilian Recipes from Daniel's Maternal Nonna Giuseppina Bellino ..
The Recipes are mostly Sicilian as well as Neapolitan dishes from Giuseppina's friends who hailed from Napoli, Salerno, and the surrounding cities and towns of Naples.
RECIPES : ARANCINI (Sicilian Rice Balls), CAPONATA, STUFFED ARTICHOKES, BRACIOLA, ZUPPA LENTICHE (Lentil Soup) SPAGHETTI & MEATBALLS, PASTA LENTICHE, and More ....
CHARLES "LUCKY" LUCIANOCharles "Lucky" Luciano, born Salvatore Lucania November 24, 1897 – January 26, 1962) was an Italian-American mobster and Crime Boss. Luciano is considered the father of modern organized crime in the United States for the establishment of the first Commission. He was the first official boss of the modern Genovese crime family. He was, along with his associates instrumental in the development of the National Crime Syndicate in the United States. Luciano was tried and successfully convicted for compulsory prostitution in 1936 after years of investigation by District Attorney Thomas E. Dewey. Luciano was given a thirty-year prison sentence, but was allowed to live his life freely outside the United States when he struck a deal with the government during World War II while still imprisoned.
When Italian-Americans Cook
by Daniel Bellino-Zwicke
SINATRA SUNDAY SAUCE
and More ...