NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A new monument honoring pioneering journalist Nellie Bly is open to the public on Roosevelt Island.
It’s called “The Girl Puzzle” after Bly’s first published work.READ MORE: Mayor Adams' Plan To Address Gun Violence Includes Return Of Plainclothes Police Unit
It features a representation of Bly as well as four other faces representing a variety of women.READ MORE: New York State Supreme Court Strikes Down Gov. Kathy Hochul's Mask Mandate
Bly’s most celebrated work, “Ten Days in a Mad-House,” is considered the first piece of investigative journalism.MORE NEWS: NYPD Officer Wilbert Mora Remains In Grave Condition At NYU Langone
Bly pretended to be insane to get into the Blackwell Island Asylum on the island and expose its horrific conditions.