21. Guerrilla Street Art Plaque for Frontline Workers

Street art plaque On this Site StoodPhoto by Rich Garr, tour guide for Gotham Sidewalks.

While there are many official tributes to healthcare workers throughout New York City, one of the most endearing was created by the community. Outside of Brooklyn Methodist Hospital in Park Slope, you can now find a faux-plaque designed in the style of the blue and yellow historical markers that dot the city.

The piece is the work of local artist Norm Magnusson and is a tribute to the efforts of essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The sign reads, “ON THIS SITE STOOD GROCERY WORKERS, NURSES, HOSPITAL STAFF, DOCTORS, MAIL CARRIERS, IMMIGRANT LABORERS, AND OTHER TRUE HEROES OF OUR PANDEMIC LIVES.”