Richard Davis at the NYC LGBT Center writes:
On November 30, 2008, the eve of World AIDS Day, a small group gathered at Pier 49 on the Hudson River walk to dedicate the AIDS Monument. The project of the AIDS Monument Committee took 14 years to come to fruition. Located on the Hudson River Park at Bank Street, the memorial is a 42-foot long, 2-foot tall, 12-inch deep curved granite bench. An inscription on the side facing the river says: “I can sail without wind, I can row without oars, but I cannot part from my friend without tears.” For more information go to the AIDS Monument Committee site.