World AIDS Day
The memorial is planned for a triangle across the street from the former St. Vincent’s Hospital in Greenwich Village. The property is now owned by Rudin Management.
Several protesters calling for more funding to fight AIDS have been arrested after forming a human chain near City Hall.
More than 110,000 people in New York City are infected with HIV, more than in any other U.S. city and about 75 percent of all cases in the state.
A 24-hour vigil got underway at midnight in City Hall Park. Earlier this morning, Mayor Michael Bloomberg hosted the annual World AIDS Day Bagel Breakfast at the Brooklyn Public Library.
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