Monday, April 13, 2020

Another look at the COVID-19 memorial on Avenue A and 10th Street



There are new additions to the memorial on the southeast corner of Avenue A and 10th Street that arrived on March 26 (first reported here).

It was originally erected in honor of Edd Conboy, a licensed therapist and director of social services at Broad Street Ministry in Philadelphia, who died on March 20 of a stroke. He was 69. His brother Jim, an East Village artist, created this as his family was unable to hold a funeral in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak.

As noted, the memorial has continued to evolve... people adding flowers and tallying up the deaths due to COVID-19... and sharing some conspiracy theories related to 5G... (these photos are from Saturday)...







Jim Conboy created the styrofoam sculpture, titled "Transfiguration." A handwritten message on the mirror still reads: "U are not alone, We all reflect your spirit."

The Post picked up our original story in the print edition yesterday.

5 comments:

Jonny said...

Not the 5G conspiracy theorists here in the EV. I'd like to say I'm surprised but...

Anonymous said...

Wish the conspiracy nuts had the decency to keep this off a memorial, but I guess that’s pretty antithetical to their brand. Nice gesture otherwise

Giovanni said...

As everyone knows, the “G” in 5G is for “gullible,” a word that was removed from the dictionary because no one was looking it up anymore.

Anonymous said...

It’s no longer there. Everything is gone but the 6 feet sign.

Gojira said...

It was taken down due to yesterday's weather. It will be back.