Italian-Americans want any Columbus statues removed to come to LI town

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Sandra Bookman has more on the statues. (Bebeto Matthews)

Some Italian-Americans are now urging New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and other mayors to send any Christopher Columbus statues that are taken down to their town.

One of the statues under consideration for getting removed is one at Columbus Circle on Manhattan's Upper West Side.

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino says if 'radical mayors make the foolish decision' to take down statues of Christopher Columbus, they will have a new home in Massapequa.

Columbus is respected by many, but others feel he should not be honored because they say he enslaved and killed many Native Americans.

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