I had to take this picture. For as long as I can remember the Bull in downtown NY was ‘free’. You could literally walk up to him and take as many pictures as you liked. I have even seen people climb its massive head. However, today the bull is barricaded on all sides and manned 24/7 by the men in blue, due to the (real or perceived) threat, posed by the OWS protestors. You are still allowed to walk up to it but in a controlled fashion, after being cleared by New York’s finest. Sad sign of the times we live in.
Doesn’t faze the tourists though. Rain or shine, they still show up in large numbers for a picture with this New York City icon