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VOL. 111, NO. 36 APRIL 2-8, 2020
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BY BENJMAIN MANDILE
“Thank You” signs are popping up
around New York City, thanks to one
Staten Islander Scott LoBaido, a
30-year veteran of the professional
art scene, has taken to the streets
to install “Thank You” signs across
from hospitals fi ghting the COVID-19
The initiative started in Staten Island,
but when LoBaido saw the public’s
and hospital workers’ responses
to the act of kindness, he decided to
create them in each borough of New
York City, which is currently the
epicenter of the pandemic.
The 8-foot-by-40-foot installations
are created in his yard with his jig
saw before he brings them to the
sites, where he tapes and wires them
He initially thought of creating a
giant nurse structure, but decided
that a “Thank You” was in order for
those on the frontlines.
LoBaido recently installed a sign
at Elmhurst Hospital, where workers
are working tirelessly to curb the
spread of the virus.
He said he keeps safe from exposure
by remaining back from people
while out and washing his hands.
He added that others can also
show their support for hospitals by
creating signs in their own yards and
windows to show their appreciation
for those helping.
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