2. Take Your Photo at Heart Squared

People posing in front of Heart Squared Valentines Day Heart in Times Square by MODU and Eric Forman Studio

All Valentine’s Day activities in Times Square this year will overlook this year’s winner of the 12th annual Times Square Valentine’s Heart Design Competition, “Heart Squared” at Father Duffy Square. Designed by MODU and Eric Forman’s Studio, the installation features 125 mirrors arranged in the shape of a heart. In order to see the full heart, however, stand on the subway grates to see a kaleidoscopic effect.

Rachely Rotem of MODU said at the press opening, “Manhattan’s verticality has shaped the image of the city. This project emphasizes the importance of the horizontal Manhattan- Chaotic, crowded and noisy, the public floor of the city is the part of New York that we have learned to cherish the most. Its greatest asset is the freedom to be ourselves amongst others who are different than us. We imagine Heart Squared as an amplifier of this togetherness.”