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Crocodile and Capitalist Monument, United States

From series “The most unusual statues and monuments”
The followers of the unusual monuments that plan to visit New York can stroll to the Brooklyn Polytechnic University building. At the entrance to the university is a very nice monument 'The Crocodile and the Capitalist', which looks like a funny caricature of old newspapers. The importance of the monument is simple and intuitive; It calls the officials to be honest and to cope with the greed.

Crocodile and Capitalist Monument, United States The unusual monument still has a hidden meaning. It serves as a reminder of the terrible legend, which has been told for more than 50 years among the city dwellers. Many locals believe that the alligators live in the old urban sewage system. The author of this fantastic legend is the writer Robert Daily, who wrote the novel 'World under the City' in the fifties of the last century, whose content impressed the inhabitants of New York.

The legendary legend at first glance has a very real source. Until the middle of the 20th century the small crocodiles and the alligators were quite popular pets in the USA. When they grew up, the owners got rid of them in the simplest way - they left the alligators in the sewers. Nowadays the Abortgrubenräumer discover the big crocodiles in the old sewage system of New York annually. The original monument, which is located at the entrance to the main building of the university, reminds that everyone can become a victim of their own greed. Next - Keyboard Monument


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ATM bankomat: 'Carver Federal Savings Bank' located in 0.09 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Avis Car Rental' is located in 0.61 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'MOBIL GAS STATION' in 0.3 km
Supermarket: 'Khim's Millenium Market' in 0.16 km
Parking: 'One Metro Tech' in 0.11 km
Apotheek: 'Duane Reade' in 0.31 km
Police station: 'Police Athletic League' in 0.35 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Starbucks' in 0.02 km
Railway station: 'Jay St - MetroTech' in 0.19 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Manhattan Airport - in 2 km
 »  John F Kennedy Airport JFK - in 18 km
 »  Teterboro Airport TEB - in 19 km
 »  Linden Airport LDJ - in 23 km
 »  Essex County Airport CDW - in 31 km
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