Essential Workers Monument

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The Essential Workers Monument is a planned memorial commemorating key workers for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic.


In June 2021, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the memorial would be located in Battery Park City.[1] The monument's location faced opposition due to the process and location[2] and will be installed in a different location.[3]

In July 2021, the Battery Park Conservancy Essential Workers Monument Advisory Committee was formed to help identify a new location. It comprises seventeen people representing various neighborhood constituencies as well as state officials and essential workers.[4]


  1. ^ "Governor Cuomo Unveils New Renderings for Essential Workers Monument" (Press release). Governor's Press Office. 23 June 2021. Archived from the original on 29 January 2022. Retrieved 12 March 2022.
  2. ^ Chung, Lori (28 June 2021). "Planned monument to essential workers meets opposition in Battery Park City". NY1. Archived from the original on 11 July 2021. Retrieved 11 July 2021.
  3. ^ Slattery, Denis (2 July 2021). "Cuomo's essential workers memorial being moved after backlash from Battery Park City". Daily News. New York. Archived from the original on 14 July 2021. Retrieved 12 March 2022.
  4. ^ "Committee formed to site essential workers monument in BPC". Tribeca Citizen. 29 July 2021. Archived from the original on 24 August 2021. Retrieved 24 August 2021.