Sunday, May 17, 2020
Someone vandalized the COVID-19 memorial on 10th Street and Avenue A
The vandalism happened sometime overnight here on 10th Street and Avenue A... the mirror that kept a tally of the COVID-19 deaths worldwide was smashed ... and someone took one of the signs attached to the memorial... thanks to Rosella Tursi for sharing these photos...
The memorial was originally created back in March 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. This also marks the second time that someone has vandalized it.