Vandal Stomps South Street Seaport Sand Sculpture

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"It took the wind out of my sails," 57-year-old sand artist Matthew Long told the AP after showing up to the South Street Seaport this morning to find his 23-ton sculpture of a ship half-demolished and covered in boot prints belonging to someone wearing "about a size nine." Long later sent Daily Intel a 'before' and 'after' shot—see below. So far there are no suspects, so keep your eye out for people wearing sandy size-nine shoes.

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