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.