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New Design for NYC AIDS Memorial Clears Important Hurdle

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.