ANIMAL is happy to report that public artist Leon Reid IV has finally received permission from the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation to dress up the Union Square Park’s statue of George Washington as Tourist-In-Chief, blinged out in oversized props of mock tourist regalia. It’s been a long, long fight, but art fun has triumphed over snooty bureaucracy. Part of the Art In Odd Places festival, the work will be on view this Saturday, 8am to 7pm. Hurray!