See the giant heart design on Bryant Park’s lawn

April 22, 2020

Photo by Jane Kratochvil for Bryant Park Corp.

A giant heart was mowed into Bryant Park’s lawn this week as a message of support for the city’s healthcare personnel and essential workers. The park, which recently transformed its Winter Village ice skating rink into its famed lawn, will reopen its green space to the public in early May. Social distancing regulations will be in effect, according to the Bryant Park Corporation.

Designed by Baker and Sons Landscaping and Moe’s Lawn Care, the massive heart spans the width of the 1.1-acre field, often called “Manhattan’s town square.”

“It’s a message of love to all New Yorkers, especially essential workers, who are weathering the pandemic crisis in a heroic way,” Dan Biederman, the executive director of the Bryant Park Corporation, said.

Other New York City landmarks and public spaces have shown support for frontline workers. The Rockefeller Center ice skating rink got a makeover this week with a sign that reads #NewYorkTough, a message promoted often by Gov. Andrew Cuomo during his daily briefings, as well as a picture of New York State, according to Gothamist.

The Empire State Building’s signature white lights have been replaced with red to honor emergency workers nightly. And each Thursday night, a number of buildings, including Madison Square Garden, One World Trade Center, and Pier 17, light up blue in support of essential workers across the country.


Photos by Jane Kratochvil for Bryant Park Corp.

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