Many of us lose our hearts in NYC. Find yours in Times Square at the annual Valentine Heart exhibit. This year’s heart-shaped public art installation focuses on foreign-born NYC residents who have made NYC the world’s greatest and most vibrant multi-cultural mecca.
We Were Strangers Once Too features 33 metal poles in different colors and inscribed to represent the national origins and shifting populations of immigrants to New York City.
Conceived as both a striking visual object and as a point of dialogue and conversation, We Were Strangers Once Too champions the value of diversity in the city, and specifically New York City’s immigrant populations, new and old, at a time when they are increasingly under siege.
It opens today, Tuesday, February 7th and remains on view for approximately one month, at Father Duffy Square, between 46th and 47th Streets and a few feet away from TKTS and the Red Steps.
The exhibit is the winner of the annual Times Square Valentine Heart Design Competition, curated by the Urban Design Forum. Over the last nine years, the Times Square Alliance has invited architecture and design firms to submit proposals for a romantic public art installation celebrating Valentine’s Day in Times Square.
This year’s winning design, We Were Strangers Once Too, will be unveiled on February 7, and remain on view for approximately one month at Father Duffy Square, between 46th and 47th Streets and a few feet away from TKTS and the Red Steps.
Artist rendering courtesy Times Square Alliance