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October 17, 2011

AIDS Memorial Proposed for Greenwich Village Park

The Queer History Alliance, a recently established grassroots organization, has proposed turning St. Vincent's Triangle Park in New York City into an AIDS memorial, The New York Times reports. The proposed Greenwich Village memorial would include a park area landscaped to evoke the shape of the AIDS ribbon, and an underground museum and educational space describing the pivotal role that the now-defunct St. Vincent's Hospital played in the early days of the AIDS epidemic. Responses from local residents have been mixed. The new owners of the hospital site, Rudin International, have avoided any public stance on the plan. The local community board will hold hearings on the plans into November.

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