Staten Island Ferry Disaster

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A cast-bronze monument appeared at the southern tip of Manhattan in Fall 2016, just by the Whitehall Ferry Terminal, connecting to Staten Island: it depicted a ferry, being pulled underwater by a giant octopus. A plaque dedicated the memorial to the victims of that disaster, which allegedly happened on 1963-11-22.

The person who made the memorial, Joseph Reginella, when asked why no-one had ever heard of that giant octopus, says that the assassination of John F. Kennedy on the same day didn't give the press an opportunity to report on the event.