We figured ya couldn't miss the thing if you were driving up and down Broad Street or flying over in a traffic 'copter.
My wife, Lynn, and I and a fellow named Art Kaplan dragged the deflated 40-foot sucker up the three flights of stairs inside the tower and stood by while a hired hand attached the air compressor that brought it to life.
Worked great until the bag ripped and the menacing giant folded in half, never to stand upright again. So what did we do? Tabloid brains to the rescue: We created a campaign to get school kids to send get-well cards. Ran them in the paper. We appreciated them, even if the gorilla didn't!
By the way, this move comes almost 48 years from the day when the Daily News surrendered its independence and moved to 400 N. Broad from its former home at 22nd and Arch streets.
Via con Dios!
Former Daily News editor/columnist
More on blame game
Re: The gas-price blame game (Letter, July 2).
Why is it all President Obama's fault because of the rise in gas prices? Who owns the rights to the oil fields in Texas? I'm sure it's not President Barack Obama. You blame Obama for the economy and any other problem that occurs within these United States.
Obama has been crucified by the press, the Republicans and even some Democrats since he was elected to run this country. People like you have been blaming him for all the problems that this country is having, but truth be told this country was in trouble 12 years ago and did I hear anyone crucifying other people who were supposed to be running this country for all the people, not just for the rich?
The president of the United States does not set the cost of gas in this country, it's the people who own the oil fields who control the prices of gas. The rich get richer and the poor don't get a crumb from the rich man's table.