In these distressing times it’s sometimes quite wonderful to see just how incredible community members can be toward each other. True it’s very difficult, challenging and potentially incredibly depressing but there are also so many positive things happening everywhere and in Below 14 communities, we have seen many such cases.
Delancey Street Seafood restaurant Grey Lady is using this opportunity to show kindness and consideration to the local community. Chef Tadd Johnson spent an entire week preparing 30 gallons of different types of soup to give out to those in need in the community. Together with its sister eatery Canary Club, these “protein and produce” bursting soups have been made in three delicious flavors: broccoli-cheddar, potato-leek mushroom and seafood chowder.
When we used to walk around the Lower East Side we may have seen the odd looking posters…what are they? They are perhaps CovId-19 art, photos of people kissing while wearing surgical masks as a general call for doing this together, getting through as a nation, and holding on while the world takes a breath (inside) during the pandemic.
The Act of Love is a street art campaign created by Arina Voronova who explained:
“While scientists are working on finding a cure for the virus, we, humans, can only spread love and support each other.”
There are around 500 posters but an additional 500 will be distributed around New York in the coming days. Another goal of the project is to make people aware of Asian American discrimination during these days.