New York City, NY
United States
Hudson River Park at former Pier 49, between W 11th and W 12th Street New York City AIDS Memorial since 30 November 2008
without names
AIDS Commemorative Park Boosters Have Their Say
Supporters of an AIDS commemorative park at the site of the shuttered St. Vincent's hospital are pushing back against the argument that this Hudson River Park structure at Bank Street is sufficient for marking the health crisis that killed tens of thousands of New York gay men. A granite bench-like structure in the Hudson River Park at Bank Street bears the words “I can sail without wind, I can row without oars, but I cannot part from my friend without tears” but has no explanatory plaque, no education or commemorative information, and not even the word AIDS. Photo © Gay City News

7 December 2011
Nathan Riley, New York