[Photo from April 11]
In recent days someone vandalized the COVID-19 memorial on the southeast corner of Avenue A and 10th Street that arrived on March 26 (first reported here).
It was originally created 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 after his family was unable to hold a funeral in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak.
The memorial continued to evolve to honor those who have died during the pandemic.
In an Instagram post, Jim Conboy noted that someone destroyed part of the memorial and took the styrofoam sculpture, titled "Transfiguration," that stood atop... He called this act "senseless."