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New York, New York: LGBTQ+ Memorial

A series of rocks with prisms in the center that glow with rainbow colors at night. The largest rock is split down the middle; squeeze through it if you can!

Address:
479 West St., New York, NY
Directions:
In Hudson River Park along the Hudson River, on the west side of West St. between Bethune and W. 12th Sts.
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A beautiful and simple landscaped memorial stands in Hudson River Park on the Hudson River between Bethune and West 12th Streets. It is a series of rocks with prisms in the center that light up rainbow colors at night. In the center of the two largest rocks is a quote. You can stick your head in to read it or, if you're skinny enough, shimmy through!

[Gary Spino, 10/23/2023]

A dull, traditional tribute would merely bolt a plaque to a rock. We appreciate memorials that use rocks in new and creative ways.


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