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Would you keep the statue at this East Hills house?

A large crane is used to remove a

A large crane is used to remove a historic stone horse from the rear of home on Poplar Drive in East Hills on Wednesday morning. (Jan. 27, 2010) Photo Credit: James Carbone

This isn't just any 25-ton marble statue. It's one of the last pieces of the North Shore's famed Harbor Hills Estate (they wrote a book about that place). And it was commissioned by the silver fortune heir who owned it in 1910 to replicate the horses at the Champs-Elysees Marly. But when the owners of the statue sold their East Hills home -- and the backyard art they inherited with it -- the buyers decided they didn't want it. Read on to find out what happened.


Photo by James Carbone

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