7. The Flag Project at Rockefeller Center
All 193 flags that surround the iconic ice rink at Rockefeller Center have been redesigned by renowned artists and everyday New Yorkers to show love for the city. The Flag Project celebrates the love that people from all over the world, not just New Yorkers, have for the Big Apple. Flag designs were crowdsourced and generated over a thousand submissions.
The winning designs were produced into an 8-foot by 5-foot flags that ring the rink. Contributing artists include Jeff Koons, Christan Siriano, Carmen Herrera, and Shantell Martin among many others. The designs are as colorful and diverse as the people of New York City. Some play off of familiar New York images like red and white plastic “Thank You” shopping bags or a MetroCard, while others are original artistic creations. You’ll even spot some puns like “New York Makes Heroes” (featuring the image of a hero sandwich). The flags will be on display through Agust 16th, 2020.