Governor Cuomo Marks World AIDS Day as New York State Continues Progress Toward Ending the Epidemic

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8th January

Governor Commits $500,000 to Help Fund the New York City AIDS Memorial.
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Jenny Holzer draws on Walt Whitman for AIDS memorial

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8th January

The US artist Jenny Holzer, who is known for her LED light pieces and truisms carved into stone, is contributing to a new app linked to a memorial in New York commemorating the men, women and children who have died from HIV/AIDS.

Final Design for NYC AIDS Memorial Unveiled

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12th April

It all began with a question: Why didn’t New York City have a proper memorial to mark the many who had experienced HIV and AIDS in the city over the decades.
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Final Design Unveiled for NYC Aids Memorial

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10th April

Designed by Studio a+i, a Brooklyn-based architecture firm, the memorial will feature an 18-foot steel canopy that will serve as a gateway to the new St. Vincent’s Hospital Park at the intersection of West 12th Street and Greenwich Avenue in the West Village.
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Buoyantly, Urgently, AIDS Memorial Advocates Press for Funds

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10th April

In an atmosphere of both celebration and anxiety, a capital campaign for the New York City AIDS Memorial was formally launched at a March 27 press conference, with a new rendering of the triangular park — reflecting the design’s latest tweaks — unveiled as the project’s board of directors made an appeal for funds. Read the full article

AIDS Memorial Loses Plants and Gains Supporters

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5th April

The New York City AIDS Memorial planned for Greenwich Village has emerged sleeker, lighter, more sculptural and a lot less verdant after months of scrutiny by city agencies. Read the full article.

Permanent AIDS Memorial in Greenwich Village Takes a Step Closer to Reality

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20th July

Some might see an echo of the pink triangle and think of Act Up, the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power. Some might see an echo of the letter lambda, the symbol of gay liberation when AIDS began decimating the gay population. Some might see a V for virus, or for St. Vincent’s, the hospital across the street where so many of the first victims went to die. Read the full article.

New Design for NYC AIDS Memorial Clears Important Hurdle

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19th July

New York City’s first large-scale monument to those affected by AIDS took one step closer to reality tonight, when Manhattan’s Community Board No. 2 approved the latest design for a $2-million, 1,600-square-foot memorial in Greenwich Village. The affirmation follows a months-long process that involved scrapping a preliminary design, downsizing the proposal to 10 percent of its initial size, and fielding community concerns about security and graffiti. Read the full article.

An Exclusive First Look at the Design for the AIDS Memorial Park

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19th July

Last winter Studio a + i, a Brooklyn-born architecture firm led by Lily Lim and Mateo Paiva, won a competition to convert a small triangle of parkland next to St. Vincent’s Hospital into an AIDS memorial. Read the full article.

AIDS Memorial Divides Village People: Tiny Triangle Tears Community Between Reflection and Recreation

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27th February

By Elise Knutsen and Matt Chaban
New York Observer

Happy hour had just ended at the Stonewall Inn on Monday night (2-for-1 well, beer and wine). Rob (dirty martini) and Steve (Budweiser) were sitting at a table discussing the merits of Tom Brady and Eli Manning.

“Brady is better in the pocket, he’s better by the numbers, but Eli just always pulls it out for you,” Scott said. “No pun intended,” he quickly added.

“I think Brady’s better. He’s just past his prime,” allowed Rob.

So they were in agreement, a rarity, they said.

Among the things they disagreed on—Thai food (Rob prefers pad thai, Scott pad see ew), books (Rob thrillers, Scott histories)—was a recent proposal for an AIDS memorial on a triangle of land across from the shuttered St. Vincent’s Hospital.

“I think it’s a lovely idea,” Scott said. “It had a huge impact … Read More »


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